Fork and spoon operator
Can anyone help with this...I keep getting songs where the kick and snare make the mixdown waveform look mega spikey. It can't be good because any mixbus glue compression ideas I may have just don't work because the stereo bus compressor spends its life only looking at these outrageous kick and snare peaks. But if I compress the kick and snare on their own channels they lose the tone they had. If I just turn down the channels they get lost in the mix. Here's a picture...that's a full mixdown. It looks wrong to me. The waveform should be more unified and cohesive...not with these huge spikes leaping out of a thin song body. I can turn down the whole drum track but then I have to chase around turning everything else down in relation to the turned down drums...then in the end I have to increase volume on the master...and that creates spikes again...and back I go turning the drums down again. This is noob stuff I'm sure. But I dunno what I'm doing.