OK, this tip is for all of you who are already up on sidechain techniques – particularly using sidechain compression on your bass track, keyed to the kick drum. What I’ve discovered is that, at times it’s useful to use sidechained filtering instead.

Take a look at the following setup:

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If this Auto filter is sitting on your bass track, it will remove low frequencies from the bass every time the kick hits. This is particularly useful when you have a bright, aggressive bass sound and you want to keep the high frequencies in tact while controlling the low end.