Hi guys, We've already discussed what people put or don't put on their master bus while mixing. I personnaly don't put anything and I'm use to kind of blind guessing what the mastering process will do to my mix. To keep an open mind, I want to try to mix with a compressor on the master bus, just to see if my mix will be different or at least if it's gonna help me. My question is, how do you work it ? Do you constantly monitor the GR while mixing or do you just listen and react when your dynamics are not right ? Do you play a full premix of the tracks with volumes and pans to adjust the compressor at the beginning and then make sure you don't add volume to the individual tracks while completing the mix ? I intend to use a fairly low ratio 2:1 and also attack/release to fit the song. (need to test with the song for the numbers) My target to the masterbus, after compression will be to peak at maximum -6db with a maximum of -3db or -4db of gain reduction.