Hey, Only just joined this forum and already found some of the threads very handy, but need a bit of extra advice on some mixing in Logic 8. I run full Logic 8 on a Powermac G5, using Toontrack Superior 2.0 (The Metal Foundry SDX) for drums. Have recorded all guitars with a close-mic'd SM57 (top right cone of Orange cab) and placed an SE2200A about 6ft away. Bass was tracked using a DI and a close-mic'd SM57 on the top left. Basically, I can always make a mix loud and everything is well balanced, but everything is always flying through the roof and often sounds over-compressed. When I try and hold back on the compression either the drums dominate the mix or it's generally too quiet. I've been trying to keep a few dB headroom on every track to allow the mix to breathe a bit but have found it really difficult to get it sounding full. I also always have some troubles getting the right CS settings in my Out 1-2, which might be part of my problem? I guess this probably belongs in the "newby" topics but I figured as it was a little more in depth I should post it here. Examples of my demo mixes can be heard on my bands' Myspace link below (the Shirukume one), these are about a year old though. Please help! Thankyou!