Kick does not cut through the mix enough

Problem Summary

Rock production, kick is not present enough and don’t cuts through the mix, especially on smaller speakers.

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There are a couple steps that help to make the kick more present and let it cut more through the mix: First of all low cut the kick a little to save energy for important frequencies. After that add a little bit more compression at least for the higher registers frequency wise that contains the snap of the kick. You can also boost the frequency in the high mids that make the kick hit a little better especially on smaller speakers. In this specific mix you could also add a sample which has a little more attack than the current kick. If you want to try this solutions follow the instructions below to get the complete guide including specific settings for EQ’s and compressors.

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