Hi All, I'm after a little advice on compression of the output. My current track is complete so I've been working on making a reasonable master myself. I've tried to apply some mastering & limiting myself without killing the dynamics and thought it was sounding ok (obviously not up to professional standard) but I've noticed that there is a noticable lift in the volume of the other elements when the bass drops out. I understand that when the bass is playing its pushing the sound level above the threshold and triggering the compressor to squash the entire frequency spectrum but when the bass is not there the overall sound level is not sufficient to trigger the compressor. Is this overcompression or do I need to lower the threshold (and ratio) so that the beats & other sounds are working the compressor more? Or is this where the dreaded multiband compressor comes in? Or it might just be the bass is too high level as its quite a deep bass.