Is there something I don't understand? My drum track (stereo track in Cakewalk 9 PA) sounds very good, no need to compress, EQ or add reverb, except for one thing, the cymbals are harsh as hell. I used the FX1 EQ (parametric) to cut the offending frequency, I found them to be the ultra-high (19-21khz), I suppose they distort because they were recorded through cheap DACs at 48Khz, anyway, so I apply a 3db cut there, when I run the EQ in real time, it sounds good, but if I want to edit the whole track offline, it boost the whole signal and it's clipping everywhere because the track was recorded very hot. If I'm applying a CUT, why does the overall signal get boosted???