We all compress bass, it’s almost a rule. However no rule applies 100% of the time and in this free extract from his Mixing Jazz tutorials Fab Dupont demonstrates how he subtly anchors an upright bass part in a jazz performance using an outboard EQ. Using a high pass filter and some gentle boosts he evens out the performance without use of a compressor. Find out more by watching the free video extract.
In this one-hour pureMix.net exclusive, see how Fab:
Deals with bleed from other instruments in the room
Softens “clanky” transients in the piano to create a more style appropriate sound
Uses transformers on his stereo bus to shape the tone of the mix
Adds definition while maintaining a fat tone on an upright bass using high pass filtering and EQ
Adds detail to the fingers of the stand-up bass without adding harshness using a Chandler LTD-1
Does subtle tone shaping on the drum kit and controls excessive transientsusing a Chandler TG1 Limiter
Adds space using analog reverbs like an EMT 140 and AKG BX10
Watch Fab Dupont mix a Jazz standard out of the box, only on pureMix.net
Equipment & Software
Neve 54 Series Console
EMT 140 Plate Reverb
AKG BX10 Spring Reverb
Neumann W495 EQ
Empirical Labs Lil' Freq
Empirical Labs Fatso
Rock Rupal Comp.One
Dangerous BAX EQ
Lynx Aurora 16 D/A Converters
Universal Audio 2192 A/D Converter
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