I had a client recently that was struggling to get the kick drum to punch through a dense mix. I gave some quick advice in an email which I thought I'd share here.
When mixing a kick drum into a piece of music it’s not just a case of having enough top end on the kick drum to make it cut through the mid range of the mix it’s best to make space for it in the mix by having less sounds playing at the same time as the kick drum. Another way to make space for the kick drum is by reducing the frequencies in other instruments that clash with the same frequencies that the kick drum occupies especially in the bass and sub bass area of a mix if you want a nice thump to cut through.
My client Twist Helix have been selected by Generator to open Evolution Emerging 2017!
Evolution Emerging is the North East's biggest event for emerging music. Taking place across the Ouseburn Valley on Saturday May 27th and hosted in some of Newcastle's most celebrated independent venues, Evolution Emerging, now in its ninth year, is set to be a festival to remember.