Reply To: Bass processing question
It’s entirely up to you; generally it’s safer to separate your sub to have more control over it but it really depends on what the mix needs. There are ways to get movement in the sub if you want it but it’s also generally better to make the sub a sine wave if you’re going to do that, so that you can have more control of the sub (things can get especially hairy with headroom if you can’t tame that puppy). However, if you’re working on a tune that’s already pretty aggressive in terms of arrangement, if you’re hard side chaining generally there’s enough “movement” already going on such that you don’t need any more. But again, a lot of it is taste and general rules of thumb.