Please help! I'm wondering if anyone out there can supply some general settings/advice regarding the Waves Renaissance Compressor?
I'm recording songs in ProTools 6.0 consisting mainly of plucky electric guitars, bass, and drumloop tracks. Everything sounds great through my monitors and headphones, but when I burn it on cd and play it in the car, the drums sound awful (way too bass-y) and the general level of everything is still too low. (Even though the levels are totally peaking in ProTools). I realize now that it's a compression issue, but I can't hear any difference when adjusting the various controls on the compressor, and it all sounds great to begin with at that stage (before I take it to the car), so I'm not sure where to begin.
Any general advice regarding:
1. How much room I should allow for Compressor-Gain in the final mix?
2. General Renaissance Compressor settings for a drumloop track, bass track, guitar track, etc? (and final mix track)
3. Anything else you can offer to enlighten a frustrated beginner about getting a more professional sound?
Any feedback will be GREATLY appreciated!!!!!