so, I am finally getting the hang of compressing and maximizing. But I have been facing the same problem for so long! Here is an example of the situation: so say I have a kick drum. I compress it and then maximize it to where I want it, and it sounds good to me. Then, I add the EQ to get it exactly where I want it, and It really starts to sound perfect. However, once I add the EQ effects, I can't seem to get it out of the red zone on the master mixer. I have been trying to accomplish this for so long but I can never seem to get the right sound while keeping it in the green. any help is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!