so i'm interested these days in getting better at producing a good final mix and the whole mastering process of songs. i've found the main difference between my tracks and pro produced tracks from noisia, rockwell, spor etc is that their mixes are, obviously, way huger. also, what dictates how loud a song will be once it's mixed down? when we produce tracks (friend and i) we limit almost every track so that they don't peak over 0db. i understand the general way to do it is to have different levels for different elements of your song? eg. kick doesn't peak above -15db for example or whatever. what's the deal with this and your end volume? i guess it doesn't really matter, just that your master shouldn't be over about -2db or something. let's take another example. say you have a part in your song in the drop where your drums cut out for 1-2 beats to showcase a huge reese. nevermind what the reese actually sounds like but how do you really bring it out and make it sound huge? obviously the actual sound is a big part but i'm talking more about compression and stuff. and finally, how do you get subbass lines to sit properly in a tune? obviously you can make them play the same stuff as your midrange reese sounds but if you just want a night fat smooth subbass to glue everything together, how do you do that?