Below is a basic step by step tutorial, how to EQ out unwanted frequencies in your sub bass. This is a fairly basic tutorial but you would be amazed at how many producers don’t do it. The difference a technique like this can make to your mix can be huge. If your not already doing it try follow the step by step tutorial and see what it can do for your mix.
Analyse your sub bass in a spectrum analyzer. Look for frequencies that will conflict with the rest of your mix.
Once you have analyzed your Sub Bass you will be left with a similar image to this in your head.
Remove these unwanted frequencies using an eq with a precise lowpass filter. I personally will always use a UAD Cambridge Eq. One of the most precise eq’s in the box with a range of filter curves.
Such a simple tip that will dramatically help with your mixes. By processing your subs correctly before mixing you will reduce the amount of unwanted frequencies with in your mix. Removing these frequencies allows your track to breathe and each sound have it’s own space in the mix. This is a very common mistake made by lots of producers when it comes to sub bass. I hope you can take something from this tutorial and better your mixes ready for our mastering.