Spinal Tap said it best with “big bottom drive me out of my mind,” and their wisdom resonates to this day as a common result of mismanaged mixing of the low end. Temperamental bass frequencies, whether in abundance or lack thereof, can drive listeners batty, as opinions of bass boosting and cutting drastically vary. As good as it can sound, it is indeed possible to go too far with the “umph,” and adding unchecked sub-low frequencies will muddy up the mid range and lower overall intelligibility. Therefore, the decision here, dear Lady Justices of the console, is to balance clarity and strength. The following suggestions will aid in molding suitable mud flaps to any tune.