jp was right guys, you can make a song more dynamic with only eq!!!! cut out the squished mids so it leaves the kick and the hats, vola nothing but dynamic! (yes im kidding on this part.. duh) and a fun hands on experiment*: i made a decent home brewed 'karaoke' effect that doesnt sound too shabby. do the usual right phase switch, sum to mono, then add in a 2nd track and scoop the general vocal range out (300-6k), adds all the goodies back in. 'stereoize' the mono track a little (i just sent it to a couple buses and detuned each differently by a few cents then blended with original). it doesnt sound great, sounds kind of live, but is quite impressive considering how much it appears (key word) to leave behind. *im sure its no duh to some people here, but to whoever it isnt its pretty neato.