One of the most nuanced and detailed aspects of music production that many producers can sometimes overlook is the importance of mastering the low end when they are mixing their music. The reason that they have difficulty in doing this is due to the fact that there are so many different variables that go into mixing for the low end, and this array of factors causes music producers to have to consider a wide range of concepts in order to do so effectively.
- Low end problems can be created, or made worse, by studio rooms that are poorly designed to treat low end acoustics.
- Some pieces of equipment are problematic when it comes to lows, such as cans, which tend to exaggerate them.
- When two instruments duel for the same frequency space, (frequency masking) it's super vile at the low end, as it colors all of the mixing choices available, moving forward.
“At some point, every engineer has had difficulty taming the beast that is low end. Why? Multiple factors are involved.”