I get the sense that I'm drowning out my kicks and snare in my mixes. I try to raise the level of the kick, but when it does punch through the mix, it's too overpowering and I can't make sense of where the level should be so it's enough, but not too much. The same goes with the snare, usually it ends up sounding like it's too low, and it gets lost, not so distinctive. But when I turn it up til it's just distinctive enough, it seems too loud, and ear shattering. The drums I'm using are sampled on the mpc60 from a sound module. I've read that if it sounds like things are clashing, lower the frequencies that are clashing with a particular element, via eq. So samples I have that have a bit too much middle eq, I'll push down a bit so the snare can come through clearer (theoretically??).. this hasn't worked too well either. Any advice would be great.