:? I usually work with my wavelab (with inserted plugins: 1.Waves PQ10, 2. Waves C1 SC at sometimes 119 Hz, for bass compression, 3. Lin MB for Mid and Upper freq Compression if necessary, 4. Lin Eq for tweaking before limiter, 5. Steinberg Loudness Maximizer, 6. Steinberg Resample for downrate to 44.1, and last, 7. L3 multimaximizer to compesate level and dithering process. I found that, if I already have "a sound" before levelling at step 5 and so on, I felt hard to reach -9 'till -8 RMS "clean sound", I always have "distorted sound". I don't have analog gear. Can anybody give suggest to me? Sorry for my bad english.