So, you probably do what most people do:
Throw a limiter on your track to make it LOUD… and end up ruining your mix!
But if you don’t… your tracks sound too low, unfinished, and generally underwhelming.
Especially when you compare them to commercial releases. It’s like you’re driving a toy car… and you’re up against a monster truck!
The WORST thing you can do?
Slapping a maximizer on your 2-bus and cranking it up until your mix is MUSH.
Look, I get why people do this.
But the good news is, there’s a much "softer" approach that will actually get you better results—even if you’re using your stock DAW plugins.
First, let me quickly introduce you to my go-to “mastering guy" who will help you make sense of it all.