this is in ableton 8.2 it seems like some elements in a track will distort other elements in the same track and i'm not sure why. for example, i have a full song project open and my bass is peaking at around -6db or whatever and hits mainly around 50hz but it's a bit distorted so it's got some higher end stuff going on. it seems like all the higher pitched stuff in the tune like the ride especially and white noise effects i've added in for atmosphere get distorted when the bass is in the mix. http://soundcloud.com/bruteproductions/natural-progression this is the tune i'm talkin about. if you listen to the ride, especially around the 2:00 plus mark, you can hear it distorts slightly, same too with the crash sounding white noise which plays every 4 bars or so. i mixed this tune down then applied ozone 3 to it as a .wav and i think i might have pushed it a bit too hard with the harmonic exciter and loudness maximizer but still. also, can someone explain to me the whole concept of how things get quieter in your mix as you add in more elements? listen to the volume of the stabby synth right at the start compared to it in the verses. much quieter. i'd like to note that no tracks in the project are peaking over 0db and neither is the master. also, i was starting a track the other day and i just had a fat kick, a subbass synth and a reverse kick. it seems that when the reverse kick and the kick and the subbass all overlap, this weird-ass bassy clicking sound happens, some kind of distortion. is this phase interference? cause none of the tracks are peaking volume wise.