I know I know... you are supposed to mix your ears, not with your eyes, but in my circumstance I play bass and run sound in a Church setting at the same time. I used to have a wireless setup, but that is no longer available. So my standard work flow is to setup everyone else and get them sounding good while being mindful to leave room in the mix for the bass. Then I get my bass sounding good through my amp with the drums playing acoustically... however when it comes to punching my bass into the PA it is an absolute crap shoot. I error on the conservative side because I am mixing and it would look bad if I was too loud LOL. I want a better system. I have been told the key to a great mix is you have to get the kick and the bass at the same level. So wondered if this work..... can I simply set the gain for both on the board so they are peaking about the same and then set the volumes similarly? Then I thought about it... the kick is a very peaky signal and the bass is a much more sustained signal. So if both are hitting similarly on the meters won't the sustained sound sound louder? How would I compensate for this? For reference I am working with a Soundcraft SI Expression to let you know what tools I am working with. To simplify my question... If you want the bass and the kick to sound at a similar level what would it look like on the meters?