Recently I thought it would be wise to start mixing without limiter on the master and immediately I ran into one interesting problem. My drums sound veeeeery pushed and loud(exaggerated in lack of better word) compared to rest of the track without limiter on master but whenever I stick one it balances everything out and drums are not loud anymore(in fact drums tend to disappear in other elements). Anyone know where the dog is buried? Additional question: when I sidechain kick to the sub(or sidechain in general) I get really weird movements and it ruins the flow a lot, it doesn´t sound natural. Is it just me sidechaining wrong or there is another reason? These weird movements are more prominent during the mastering stage, improper limiting/mastering unveils them but I usually can mask them but then again my tracks will not sound as loud because I sacrifice loudness for better flow.