hey guys! this is my first post in the forum, but I think its awesome theres a place where aspiring producers as well as seasoned producers can share tips and what not.
My question is, for one of my productions I am using a heavy kick (sampled it from Vengeance VES2 Bassdrum 65) and it sounds great on its own, but I really love sidechaining my bass to the kick to get that pump feel, but ive been experiencing the kick being to present in the mix taking away from the other sounds. What are some tips on how to lower the presence of the kick a little bit while also keeping the kick powerful? Is there any Eq'ing I should be using? Would love any suggestions