I've been on a Radiohead, Hail to the Thief kick lately, and the mastering is very quiet, with excellent dynamics. So, I've been trying very hard to work with dynamics in my masters lately, while preserving loud volume. Here is the latest experiment at -9 dB RMS in the loud section. How dynamic or squished does this clip sound to everybody? http://www.headchemists.com/ro/WeDieBecauseWe-reBornClip.mp3 1.4 Mb, 170 kbps (variable bit rate) 48 kHz Basically, I have no master compressor. All compression is done in the mixing stage via side-chain compressors. Does it work, or do I need to work more... I'll make a thread in the mixing forum asking for mix suggestions, so just stick to mastering dynamics here.