02 Dec Pro-tip: It’s usually a good idea to squash your subs.
Limiting can crush the life out of basses but for subs, it can be just what’s needed.
One of the common problems I tackle when I’m mastering tunes is dealing with subbass frequencies which vary wildly in volume and fly all around the place.
There are exceptions but in general, you want your subs to be solid and constant. This helps with consistency of dynamic range, adds to the pressure and lets your kick work better with the subs.
Keep the levels in check with limiters and don’t be afraid to squash the lowest parts of your bass quite harshly, just always use your ears to make sure they’re sounding how they should.