I was playing around with a rough mix of a few of our newly-cut tracks tonight, The raw tracks peak at about -3dBFS, and I was setting them up with compression first, gain-adjusted to peak just under full scale (-0.1 or so), then adding in the EQ, and again adjusting the gain to peak just under full scale, then adjusting the faders to the desired final mix level. Everything sounds OK so far, but does this sound like a good general practice? I left all my recording books with the on-location studio setup. Should I maybe EQ first, then compress? Or do something entirely different? All this is being done in Logic Pro 7. All gain adjustments are reductions--when you kick in the compressor inserts, the meter jumps *up*, which seems weird to me... I guess I should have mentioned that I'm just working with the drum and bass tracks right now, and my philosophy here is to nail down the dynamic signature of the instrument first, then adjust tonality with the EQ.