Cutting Through The Mix

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


  1. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    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.
     
  2. AndyLES

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    Very good video.
     
  3. cheapbasslovin

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    Screw that noise, smiley face EQ and MOAR WATTS CUZ THE WATTS MATTER MOST!!!
     
  4. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    :)

    :bassist:
     
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  6. FilterFunk

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

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    "Delicious fried musical whole", mmmm!

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

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    I prefer my tone to be more of a cricket bat to beat the audience with.
     
  9. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    Oh, you have an Ergo EUB? :bag:
     
  10. JBNeedsBeer

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    I would never want to hurt one!
     
  11. MSUsousaphone

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    Friends don't let friends play detuned guitars.
     
  12. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    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

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    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 I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

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

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    Thou shalt not cut through the mix. Thou shalt sit in the mix!
     
  16. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    Amen, Brother!
     
  17. MSUsousaphone

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    Disgusting. You should be ashamed. CUT THAT MIX!!!
     
  18. Lowactnsatsfctn

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    The knife was the best part.
    Picture some one pulling it out on a keyboardist in your range:D
     
  19. mgalat

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    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

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    "You are invading my frequency space. Stop it."
     
  21. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    JustNick's three points

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

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