I'm relatively new at this so bear with me. I just had a few questions regarding eq'ing and such. I notice on some synths the output levels are fairly stagnant meaning that they don't jump all over the meter. Is this essentially what compression is aimed at achieving? On the other hand I notice that samples tend to be all over the place. My mixes get very muddy sometimes and I can't hear every instrument to it's fullest. Also, I am still using FL so I was wondering if other DAW's just have better sound engines/quality? That seems to be a rumor that I can't figure out.