How To Get Deep Bass In Your Mix – An Unintuitive Approach

A common question among recording engineers and enthusiasts is “how do I get deep bass in my mix”? The secret to getting deep bass in your mix is so counter intuitive you’ll be hesitant to try it. For every trade there are tricks, music is no exception. This trick transcends all genres of music. You can apply this deep bass technique to a track or a mix. The approach is totally contrary to human instinct but it works.

The technique was passed to Taliferro Music by engineer and recording artist Desmond Williams.

Desmond Williams is an American electronic musician, as well as a record producer and was the chief sound engineer for the Eighteenth Street Lounge Music record label. Born in Jamaica and raised in New Jersey, Williams has been known for his remixing and producing style. Eventually he was hired by Thievery Corporation to work with their fledgling studio. n 2000, Williams created his initial EP, Cocoa. In 2002, he released his debut album, Delights of the Garden. After leaving ESL Music, Desmond teamed up with Farid Ali and started Rhythm & Culture Recordings. Their first release was a collaboration between Desmond and former Avatars of Dub member, Phil Brooks, called “Browntempo”. This was followed by Desmond’s “East West Highway (410)” EP which featured vocals by Ire.

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Taliferro Music applies this technique to every release. The technique is used on every bass instrument and bass drum track. The following technique can also be applied to an entire mix if needed, it all depends on your goal and target audience.

And The Secret To Deep Bass Is . . .

In a mulit-band equalizer (the example below illustrates Apple’s Logic Studio), decrease the volume on frequency 250 Hz. That’s it!

The magic number is 250, not 246 or 259, 250. Give it a try, you’ll be amazed at how this counter intuitive method works.

How To Get Deep Bass In Your Mix - An Unintuitive Approach