I just finished some demos for a cover band. I really liked the results for the most part but I definitely started slipping over the edge of using too much compression. What I'm wondering specifically, is if other people use multiple levels of compression at different places in the mix which end up overlapping? For instance, I use the waves SSL channel vat on a snare and add some compression to get a little sustain. Then, when I group all the drums, I put the SSL two bus compressor across them. Now they sound pretty great. But then, I usually like another bus compressor across the mains to bring the whole song together (and I think this works). Is all this normal? Maybe I just need to keep this in mind and start out sparingly as I go? Just wondering. I'd love to hear what everyone else does for pop/rock/modern country stuff. Thanks.