Hello there! I've been reading a lot of litterature about compression in mastering and mixing lately. And i do mean, A LOT. I knew, i know, and i understand, and more than anything else i agree on the fact that compression is just too much used nowadays... And that it does no good to music, etc... In a perfect world we'd be able to just use a small amount of compression, or just what's needed, instead of going so hard on compressors. But the thing is, we are not in a perfect world, and everybody DOES WANTS to be at least as loud as the other ones. OK, common talk until then. Let's just say that if you have to mix something for someone who wants to sound like everybody else. How much compression would be needed during the mix?? Cause if you choose to use little compression while mixing, when they'll get to the mastering facility, they'd have to compress the hell out of it, and thus, ruining your mix... I mean, the snare cannot stay as loud as you mixed it if they go through somekind of L3... I don't know if i'm clear here. My question is this one: Knowing that it'll compressed really hard, would you use hard compression while mixing or not? So you can make the adjustments that compression would require... Well, i'm not sure you will understand what i'm trying to say, but, anyway, i hope some will, and give me a honest answer. Thank you so much for you kind help. Rob.