Create Separation Between Kick And Bass

One question I often get asked is:

“How do you create separation between the kick and bass?”

I’ve decided to make a video to show one technique that I often use to create a tighter pocket for my kicks.

In this video, I’m going to show you how to use sidechain compression in order to make your kick and bass parts work with each other so that you can:

  • Create more energy/movement in the low end
  • Make your drums stand out more
  • Prevent your kick and bass parts from masking each other

Whether you’re working with rock, pop, dance, or metal, this technique is really useful.

Check it out, give it a like, and feel free to comment on it.

– Mike


Looking for more tips on how to get the low-end right in your mixes?

Check out The Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: A free guide on how to use EQ and compression across a variety of instruments so that you can create great mixes quickly.