So I've always loved recording.. And have pretty much got the hang of capturing a good sound. But I can't seem to grasp the stages after that (compression etc). All I can afford is software with my part-time job (as a student). What are the best compressor/limiter plugins that are available to someone like me? You're not going to like me for this - but I want to be able to brickwall audio cleanly. Whenever I try I get some static. It seems to disappear when I mix it with the other tracks and then sounds fine, but I'd be a lot more comfortable if it just wasn't there.. Y'know? I currently use Voxengo Elephant 3.1 because I heard it was fantastic for this (which it is - it does its job) but like I said I get a bit of static. Is there any other plugin out there that can do it better or am I just not using Elephant right?