What kind of compression do you use for bass?

What kind of compression do you use for bass?

Most bass players use a 2:1 up to 5:1 compression ratio. You really have to listen closely to adjust it.

How do you compress a bass?

To start off, set your ratio between 3:1 – 4:1. Then, set your attack very slow (100ms) and your release very fast (25ms). Finally, decrease the threshold until you are getting 5-10dB’s of compression.

Should you put compression on bass?

Compression will make the bass sound more even and consistent. By turning down louder notes in a performance, it will help each note play back at a more equal level. This will add solidity to the bass and help it sit better in the mix.

How much compression should a sub bass have?

Ratio start of 4:1 – this is a good starting place for your ratio settings. Change accordingly to what you want. Lower is less compression, higher is more compression. Medium attack of around 50ms start – the compression is often quite heavy on sub bass, you want a slower attack to make it sound smoother.

How do you make a tight bass sound?

By compressing the lowest band (20 Hz – 200 Hz) more than the rest, you can effectively create a tighter bass sound. Try this out on just the bass track or the entire mix — but be careful not to over-compress or you’ll lose all of the energy in your track.

How do I compress and kick bass?

Start with the compressor with a fast attack (10 ms or less), fast release (50 ms or so), and pretty large ratio, say 5:1 or so. Now play a part of your song where the kick and bass play at the same time. Set the threshold low enough so that you get around 6 dB of compression on the bass every time the kick hits.

How do I make my bass less boomy?

New Member. Stuffing socks and towels into the bass port “chokes” the speakers, robbing them of their vitality. Use a lean sounding source or amplifier or both, and the boom will probably disappear.

Do most bass players use compression?

Some bassists use compression to control their overall volume. Others use it to contain the dynamics of their attack. Sometimes it’s employed to add punchiness or sustain; other times, to help meld the bass’ fundamental note to the concussive impact of the kick drum — a very important part of rock music.

How do I make my sub bass deeper?

Try a different pattern that works with your track. Have the main frequency (the frequency that defines your sound or the one with most ‘energy’) of your sub-bass hit between 40-60 Hz. Make your kick hit about an octave higher, around 120 Hz. That way it won’t interfere with your bass too much.

Should you compress bass and kick together?

Compressing your bass and kick together is a good idea because it can help to glue your low end together. It’s also a great idea to use multiband compression when mixing your bass and kick so that you have more control over the compression.