I have a very simple question about the levels in mixing, here it is;
I know the peak of the final mix-down must be somewhere between -6 and -3 db, let's say it will be 6 for this example. I start by recording every instrument around 15 and 12, adjust it on my MOTU audio interface's input level knob according to the [="http://www.apple.com/logicstudio/"]Logic[/]="http://www.apple.com/logicstudio/"]Logic[/]'s level meter. So now I have 5-10 tracks with different instruments. Later on, I think the most loud part of the song should hit -6 while the more quieter parts -10 or around and here arises the problem. How can I adjust a track to hit max -6 db while controlling it's dynamic values? should I just put a limiter ([[url=http://="http://www.waves.com"]Waves[/]="http://www.waves.com"]Waves[/] L1 perhaps) and hit the compression until the sound starts to get damaged. But on the other hand I don't think it's normal to have a limiter on each track on a mix. I wonder if there is a normal legible way of controlling the levels of tracks?
Many thanks and warmest wishes,