Hi guys, Per my other thread, I have been hitting the books and practicing a lot of mixing. Something that I noticed is that when I hyper compress anything, especially if there are a ton of tracks going, I seem to spend a lot of time fighting for clarity. As I have been reviewing my exports back to back, I have been noticing a trend: the works that are not hyper compressed are balanced but not freakishly loud, no odd buildups. The works that are hyper compressed tend to have a large build up in the lowmids-mids that are muddying everything up. So I am thinking following: 1) The distortion caused by hyper compression tends to build up around these muddying frequencies. 2) This is a reflection that I mix with my speakers tuned to 75dB, spotting at 80, and at the higher dB I am noticing something I should've fixed when it was mixed lower. (Even if I crank my speakers up to check the dynamic mixes they tend to be fine). or 3) I am not actually producing a clean mix to begin with regardless of my speakers' level. Thoughts?