Narrow the bass range to mono,
while the rest of a mix’s stereo
imaging remains intact.
Stereo mixes generally center the
bass frequencies, which are nondirectional.
Also, centered bass is
essential when mastering for vinyl.
However, some bass parts (like
synth bass) may be in stereo, and
low frequencies of instruments
panned left or right may not be
centered—but we can fix that.
Step 5: You may
need to reduce the
low band fader a
bit, as narrowing to
mono can cause a
Step 5: Once
adjusted as desired,
go to the Audio
menu. Use Bounce
to Disk to bounce
the two files into a
stereo file suitable
Step 1 Import the stereo mix into a DP stereo track, and insert the MasterWorks
Compressor. To defeat compression, set each band’s threshold to 0 and ratio to
1:00. The MasterWorks Compressor now serves as a frequency crossover.
Step 2 Solo the low band, and set
the low/mid crossover frequency
between about 100 and 200Hz
to isolate the bass.
Step 3 Click on the
Sequence tab, then
duplicate the track.
Step 4 Open the MasterWorks
Compressor in the duplicated track,
solo the mid band, and set the mid/
high crossover point as high as
possible (all the way to the right).
Step 5 Insert the Trim processor after
the MasterWorks Compressor in the bass
band, then center both Trim panpots. The
bass range is now centered.