Given that you've said you have a limiter on the 2-bus and for whatever reason haven't accepted the necessary advice of removing it; that you responded to this post
i'd say it's the difference of frequency content between the break vs. drop... |
limiters do not hear like our ears...
(*read about the equal loudness contour (or fletcher munson))
play a 50hz tone and a 1khz tone at the same (numerical) level...are they equal loudness to your ears?
they are to a limiter...
and ignored this one
Turn the limiter off. |
Just turn everything down until your mastermix doesn't clip anymore or even leave some frakkin headroom.
It's not hard you'know?
Just crank up your speaker amps to compensate.
and that you then said this
But I dont think this is about the limiter, I dont leave much for mastering, I think its a mixing problem.
it's obvious that you know and just don't want to admit that it is the limiter. It's a classic problem with guitarists using voltage-drop/current-flow compression: the parts that are supposed to be most distorted and over-the-top aggressive sounding can come out flat and weak sounding by comparison with the "tamer" parts. The reason? They don't know what they're doing or how to set their amp-preamp situation to get the effect they want.
Remove the ****ing limiter, turn down the overall mix so it doesn't clip the output, and crank your monitors. Notice how it sounds way more like the way you want it to than it did before you did those things? That's because the advice already given in this thread is good advice, if you're willing to admit it into your brain.