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3 Tricks for Smoother Metal and Rock Bass Guitar [ONLY EQ]

3 Tricks for Smoother Metal and Rock Bass Guitar [ONLY EQ]


This blog series is part 2 of 6 that covers every aspect of removing harshness from rock and metal songs. After watching this complete deharshing series, you will learn everything you need to improve the clarity and punch of your songs.

Part 2: Fixing Piercing Bass Guitar in Metal and Rock Songs (with JUST EQ)

Distorted bass guitars are deceptively harsh. This video shows you how to uncover the harshness and take it out with some simple EQ moves anyone can do in their home studio with just a stock EQ. No special plugins needed here!

Following the tips in this video will help you blend your bass guitar PERFECTLY with guitars and provide a powerful foundation to your rock and metal mixes!

Your ears will thank you, I promise🤘

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Other Videos in the Reduce Harshness from Rock and Metal Songs Series for Smoother Rock and Metal Mixes

Part 1: Distored Guitars
Smoother Distorted Guitars for Rock and Metal | Raytown Productions Blog

Part 2: Piercing Bass
How to EQ a Piercing Bass Guitar for Smoother Rock and Metal Songs | Raytown Productions Blog

Part 3: Harsh Drum Cymbals

Part 4: Muddy and Ringing Drum Room Mics

Part 5: Sibilant/Harsh Screaming Vocals

Part 6: Cleaning up the Master Bus for Smoother Songs

0:00 Intro
0:48 My FREE Plugins Gift to YOU🎁
1:17 In the Session and Song Sample (BEFORE)
1:53 How Bass is Typically Mixed in a Metal Song
2:18 How to Find and Fix Harsh Frequencies
4:52 How Much To Cut From the Bass (My Mixing Secret!)
6:02 Before and After EQ Cuts
6:40 Don’t Forget Your Free Gift!

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Bobby Balow

I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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