Originally Posted by Owen Gillett
Alternatively, use no limiting or compression unless there is a reason for it. For that matter, don't have anything in the signal chain unless there is a reason to.
This may seem like simplistic, obvious advice but sometimes the best advice!
Really good advice. Especially when working with mix tape or compilation material coming from numerous artists, producers, or labels. A lot of times the material you receive will already have had major processing done before you ever see it. Outside of level setting, sometimes less is more when trying to get everything to work well together.
Originally Posted by work2do
Use your ears more than your eyes when doing this.
Can not be overstated. Again, good advice.