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Hi all!

I am trying to write my first DnB track and i have some doubts about few things:

1) how do you eq the kick, the main bass, and the sub bass to fit well each other? What space do you give each one in the frequency spectrum?
what about sub 40-80hz, kick around 100hz, bass 150-250 hz?

2) do you compress drum mix bus? With what settings (attack,release, ratio, gain reduction etc..)? punchy compressor or levelling the peaks?

3) do you think is good idea to tune the drum percussions (like kick and snare) with the key of the song or is not so important?

Thanks in advance for any suggestion! Big Grin
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1)The kick schould be eq'd so it doesn't interfere with the frequenties of your sub bass, so look at the frequenty of your sub and EQ your kick on a frequenty your sub doesn't get to.

For the main bass be sure you cut off all the lower frequenties so it doesn't interfere with your sub and your kick. also, your snare has a lot of frequenties at aroun 200 kHz, so lower the 200 kHz on your bass just a tiny bit.

The sub doesn't really need any EQ.

2)For EQ'ing the snaren just boost the 200 kHz region, this will give your snare a lot of punch, be sure to not over do this since this can cause some clipping, you can prevent that by using a limiter ont you snare after the EQ and the compressor.

3)I never thought about tuning the kick & snare with the key of the song, you can try it out and see how it sounds like.

You can always send me a message when the track is finished Smile

Hope this helped,

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I think the kick should sit higher in the mix than the bass, so more around the 100mhz range, the bass should be lower than that or it won't sound deep enough

200mhz is indeed a nice spot for snares to boost, but also pay attention to the higher frequencies so it doesn't sound muffled

For most DnB the beats aren't pitched with the melody, but in some harder tracks it does happen, mostly with metallic sounding snares that have more of a tone to them. I have done it in a couple of tracks of mine. In my track 'She can dance' you can hear the pitching on the tramen after the second drop.

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thank you very much for the suggestions guys!

I didn't think to leave space for snare in the 200hz range, i will do it. Actually i am writing in Gm, and a g0 note of my sub has energy at about 50hz, the kick at 80 hz, so probably is ok if i leave them as they are.

I am not sure about how eq the bass (not the sub), and how highpass it. If i have to leave space for snare around 200, what is a good spot for boost the bass?

thanks ina dvance!
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I think my bass usually sits around 75 or 80

Are you using a distorted bass with more mid/high end?

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yes i am using an overdrive on it, and it has a lot of resonance and harmonics
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Well, than don't lowpass it, and boost some of the higher frequencies to give it some bite. I find that boosting around 4000 usually gives it a nice bite, but don't overdo it.
Avoid having too much in the 600 area, as that usually makes it sound muddy

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ok thank you very much Cool
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