Wasup? It seems every day I understand more and more how to mix and structure my tune to get a clean and neat result. Now that I follow the "touch your master faders to balance track" strategy I avoid clipping and can have a fairly decent result, everything sits pretty well. One thing though is worrying me. So I can get my track balanced with approx 3-6dB headroom for mastering(yes, my next track will be sent off to mastering engineer, want to see what magic these guys can work) but this way my track loses the energy and excitement, turning up the volume on speakers does not prove very effective to tackle this issue. On the other hand when I mix near clipping zone I get a little bit more pleasant result although there can be some distortion. As I have never used ME to master my tracks I am not really sure whether ME can make my track louder and fill it up with that initial energy or am I doing something wrong when mixing? Because even if I dont have equipment and knowledge in mastering, simply raising the gain on master is not working for me.