So I've just started really getting into production PROPERLY this time. I've never really experimented due to lack of knowledge. However I've been trying different things out. I am aware it takes time and I don't expect to be able to suss it out overnight. I have had a play around with parallel compression. I bounced a copy of my drums before I used any compression at all to compare afterwards. I've used compression on single tracks and I have set the parallel compression up with all my drum parts kick snare breaks hats. ( is that correct? ) The result wasn't what I expected. It now seems like it's lost life, the lows ain't as nothing like before, which brings me on to another point I have mono and stereo tracks in my drums when sending signals to stereo dose that not defeat the object of being mono? Should I not send the mono tracks ? Why dose it sound like this ? Too much compression ? So many questions ..... I would like advice please from experienced producers. hope I have explained well enough. Thanks a lot.