For Electric Bass: boosting around 400 Hz or/and 800 Hz makes the bass audible. I also double the bass channel, cut below 120-130 Hz and insert a guitar amp plug-in for a little overdrive. If you balance two channels good, you will have the bass in your face without disturbing the ears.
It is also very important to isolate the bass and the kick drum. Try not to boost them on the same frequencies.
If you have other instruments with fat bottom ( synths or strings maybe) EQ them to make a good space for your bass guitar.I hope these tips may help
NoizMan, I have you to thank for this tip! My bass sounds exactly how I was wanting. Thank you so much!
Yes, thank you for opening this thread! Was just trying to do something about this just yesterday. Could use the tips. Was trying to match the bass from this song as we are doing our first Ukulele track and this bass sounds pretty good on my crappy MacBook speakers: http://audiojungle.net/item/upbeat-ukulele/2524316
It took us 8 months, but we got there! All 3 of us (2 vid editors, 1 composer) are content with the progress and enjoy being part of this community. Thanks for all the encouraging item comments and hope we can continue to grow in this awesome marketplace!
Thanks for sharing in our joy.
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