Use the Subpac to help train your body to answer this question.  Good productions strive to present the listener with a balanced feeling between the frequency ranges.  Here is how David Alexander from Icon Collective explains it to music production students.

1. Select a song similar in style / production and preferably in the same key as the track you are mixing / producing

2. Before turning up the SUBPAC,  adjust the volume of the reference track in your main monitors so that the Kick Drum in the reference song is the same volume as the Kick Drum in the song you are mixing / producing
3. Now turn up the SubPac and play the reference song while you increase the intensity dial of the SUBPAC until you find a level that suits your taste
4. Next use the SUBPAC (without adjusting the intensity dial) to compare the reference song to your song / mix and make adjustments accordingly, striving to match intensity and volume in the Sub-Bass and Bass frequencies of your song / mix to the reference song.

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