Bass

Learn how, in 10 easy steps, to mix massive, powerful synth basses to cut through the mix and rattle your subwoofers. By using specific techniques with EQ, sidechain compression and selective blending, you can craft an earth-shaking synth bass for any application.

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Learn 12 vital steps for turning a raw bass guitar recording into the finished, rock-solid foundation that your mix deserves. From phase alignment to leveling, compression and EQ, this step-by-step guide will help get subs shaking and heads bobbing in no time.

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Producer & recording/mixing engineer Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Tool, Soundgarden) gets down and dirty with that low end when mixing four different bass guitar tracks (DI and amps) to one big fat bass tone.

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808s are a staple of hip hop and electronic music production. But sometimes it’s good NOT to use an existing 808 sample, rather shape your own bass. Producer Focus… (Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Recordings, Kendrick Lamar) explains why.

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Grammy-winning mixer Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Jay Z) adds power and energy to bass and synth bass while blending both parts perfectly with the drums. See how he uses SSL and other plugins for detailed control to get a cohesive mix.

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Recreate on your keyboard the expressiveness and dynamics of a real bass player with Bass Slapper, the most elaborate slap bass virtual instrument ever created.

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Learn how to play realistic bass sounds on your keyboard, complete with all the articulations, dynamics, tones and fretboard movement of a real bass player.

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Is your recorded guitar or bass tone not making the cut? Re-Amping may be the perfect solution to shape your tone after-the-fact in ways that EQ can't. See our top tips for how to re-amp during the mix.

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Get insider tips on guitar EQ, panning, amp simulation and more from the producers and mixers for Van Halen, Foo Fighters, Rush, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails.

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Watch how to get a punchy, pumping dance sound by ducking your bass whenever the kick hits: A quick tip from DJ, producer and remixer Dave Audé (Rihanna).

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