So I have been trying out every thing I learn here, but have a question which might be a little basic. Feel a bit confused about the idea of using a compressor. Should I let the peaks (say drums) be as they are but without clipping and bring up the other instruments with a compressor, or let the instruments be as they are and bring down the peaks with a compressor? Should the bottom be pulled up or the top down? In analog I understand one will not want to pull the bottom up because of the noise floor. Do we use compressors the same way or are there other methods that can be tried since there is no noise floor? Thanks!