I recently mastered a project that a guy recorded at home in Cubase and he said he wanted it the level raised but not totally slammed. I ran it through an analog path for EQ and a little compression and did the limiting with L1. However I hit it he wasn't all that happy with the result and said it sounded smooshed. I was shooting for an RMS of -13 to -12 and most songs were around -18 to -15 to start with. While experimenting I decided to try doing the raise volume command and while it obviously clipped the waveform I have to say that it did a better job of retaining the dynamics while making it louder. Any thoughts on this?