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Cutting Through The Mix

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by caeman, Jan 29, 2013.


  1. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    We have seen the question asked, "How do I cut through the mix?" which is then followed by various pedals that boost volume, frequencies, etc, in an attempt to get louder or cleaner. I just watched an interesting vid from JustNick.

    http://youtu.be/gcCjFTvUFls

    While he is addressing guitar players, I think there is something to be learned for bassists, as well.
     
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  3. AndyLES

    AndyLES

    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    Very good video.
     
  4. Screw that noise, smiley face EQ and MOAR WATTS CUZ THE WATTS MATTER MOST!!!
     
  5. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    :)

    :bassist:
     
  6. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Oh, NOW I get it! My tone should be a spatula, not a knife!
     
  7. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    "Delicious fried musical whole", mmmm!

    When did Sylvester Stallone start doing guitar videos? :)
     
  8. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
    I prefer my tone to be more of a cricket bat to beat the audience with.
     
  9. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    Oh, you have an Ergo EUB? :bag:
     
  10. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
    I would never want to hurt one!
     
  11. MSUsousaphone

    MSUsousaphone Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Lake Charles, La
    Disclosures:
    Endorsed Artist: Myco Pedals
    Friends don't let friends play detuned guitars.
     
  12. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    Ahhh, someone who gets it. I just hope my guitards do when I explain it to them the way he did - they never understood it in plain English...
     
  13. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    Have them watch the video. JustNick has a way of explaining things so even a guitar player can understand it. :)
     
  14. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    That's a good idea, I may have to steal that one.
     
  15. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Thou shalt not cut through the mix. Thou shalt sit in the mix!
     
  16. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    Amen, Brother!
     
  17. MSUsousaphone

    MSUsousaphone Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Lake Charles, La
    Disclosures:
    Endorsed Artist: Myco Pedals
    Disgusting. You should be ashamed. CUT THAT MIX!!!
     
  18. The knife was the best part.
    Picture some one pulling it out on a keyboardist in your range:D
     
  19. mgalat

    mgalat

    Dec 5, 2011
    I loved this video. Such an excellent explanation of things you know in your head but have a hard time verbalizing.

    *keyboardist's left-hand goes too far*
    STOP THAT!
    Why?
    .....it just sounds bad!

    now I can say, "you're treading on my frequencies in such a way that the overlap produces a muddled sound to the ear"
     
  20. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    "You are invading my frequency space. Stop it."
     
  21. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    JustNick's three points

    1. Attack Transient
    2. Frequency Content
    3. Masking
      • Frequency Space
      • Time Space
     



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