I'm working on mixing an album right now, and it's all sounding pretty good but I'm having an issue with the bass. I really like the tone I have, but depending on the speakers it's being played through it may not be audible because it doesn't have much treble in it.
Now obviously, if the speakers don't play bass frequencies, there's nothing you can do as far as adding bass to the mix. So in general this is a non issue, however a few songs have sections where everything except for the bass drops out, and one song that features the bass playing a melody throughout the whole song and the other instruments are sparse and quiet.
So here's my question: What should I do? I've tried to fix it in the mix by just EQing in some high frequencies, but the high frequencies just don't exist in the current recording so EQ alone won't work, I would have to do something more clever. As it's only a few specific sections that this matters for, I do have the option of rerecording them--but I want to make sure I still get a good tone if I do this. The current recording is all line-in, I had planned on reamping it but liked the line-in tone too much to mess with it. Could that possibly make a difference?
There's also the option of ignoring the issue altogether, I haven't extensively compared the album's sound on many different sound systems yet, the only place I've noticed this issue is on my MacBook's speakers. If the MacBook speakers are like strange in the fact that they have this deficiency, then I would be less motivated to fix it if it had a detrimental effect on the tone. Does anyone have any experience with this issue? Honestly if there was a good way to fix this in the mix, that'd be preferable, but if the best option is to rerecord or reamp I'll just have to do that.