Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing How to emphasize "pumping" guitar / bass riff

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  • #70182
    Patrick Jeitz
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      Hello everyone,

      I'm currently working on a song i wrote where the main rythm comes from the power chord guitars.
      When I "draft" recorded it I had guitars and drums without the bass line. I could feel the result I wanted at that stage.
      Then I recorded the bass and finished up the song. Headed over to the mixing process.

      As usualy I started cleaning some of the muddy frequencies on the guitar but this I realized removed the feeling of these "pumping" guitars.
      I didn't manage to get this right bringing and blending in the bass and make them work together with the kick drum.

      In the example below, I tried side-chaining a slightly "moved ahead" track of the kick drum to trigger bass and guitar compression with a fast attack and release setting.
      Hoping to emphasize the rythm... getting more pumping.

      Hope I could express the problem I have in an understandable way.

      Here"s the link to the song. Any additional feedback on the mix is welcome as well.
      Link to the song

      Thank you very much!
      Patrick

      #71751
      Jerry Hammack
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        Try sidechaining the snare instead, or kick on one, snare on another to help them differentiate. Already sounding good though!

        #71752
        Patrick Jeitz
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          Thanks a lot Jeremy.

          Will have a try. I've put it away for some time now. But will start working on it again.
          I'll post the results 🙂

          Cheers!
          Patrick

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