I wondered why I hadn’t put any of my finished tracks out there for a decade. It occurred to me there is only one reason. I do not know what the accepted levels for frequency occupiers. I’ve searched… Please assist me, but the agreement seems unseen and I reject totally the idea that it is up to me. Yes, it is. I want to fit in (that was a joke). Here are my burning questions, but ultimately they come under the same one. If you have a sound and its peaking within a certain range, what db average should that range be? What does the industry expect? ‘Should’ is not a trap. I want guidelines.
I’m open to making changes afterwards, of course. But lets say you have your kick drum at x, how does everything else relatively compete? And what are the standard places to ‘place’ said instruments, e.g vocals in the centre, hats wide, etc. I’m tired of trawling forums with the answer being ‘it depends’. Sure, so after what it depends on, whats the bottom line?
Bass mid lead
and/or talk specifically in Hz.
Share links as this seems to be an obvious question I can’t find the answer to.
Can I please ban ‘it depends’ answers unless they are resolved with a firm expectation? What are the industry standards or tendencies?
If you really need a genre bracket to help me specifically, I make dubstep, but I want this question to be applicable across the genre trap. Share best practice.