Sometimes a part sounds “off” if soloed, in the clear, but it fits in the mix just right. However, what do you do when that part has to take the lead? For example, a Bass part sits fine in the mix, but then has a moment when it’s "the star. I don’t want it to sound like a different instrument and just making it a little louder isn’t it, either. I’ve worked with EQ and Dynamics somewhat successfully, but would appreciate any insights you might have about this. It’s tricky. I suppose this could apply to vocals or other instrument, but it was bass part that prompted this post. However, any comments need not be limited to bass tracks, per se.
Obviously, no right or wrong answers on this – unless you count my wrong answers. Anyway, any creative or tech tips welcome.
Hope all’s well.