My orchestral composition has a bass lead line composed of a cello and a bass played in pizzicato. No matter how I mix my ensemble, the bass line does not stand out as I want. I tried:
- Double tracking the cello and the bass, but in doing this I saturate the bass frequencies, and
- Increasing the volume of the bass section, while decreasing the volume of the upper strings, but this creates a feeling of "frequency starvation" wherein my instruments seem to be competing with each other instead of playing harmoniously.
How do I correctly mix a bass line that has lead elements, while a full ensemble of violas and violins are playing together?