Hey guys...a major issue I'm having with all my recordings is that they're all way quiet compared to any professional music. I record using a Tascam digital recorder, but I've also been doing recordings at a friends studio with a Mackie Console and Alesis harddisc recorder, and I feel like I have my mixes as loud as I can without them clipping, but they're still way too quiet... The only good suggestion I've gotten in person is to use a master limiter, but I don't want to narrow down the dynamic range of my final mix, I just want to make it louder. Wouldn't using a limiter basically just be applying intense compression? Any tips are welcome!