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Steve Dandrea

    I use Slate's VCC on almost every channel, so I am always gain staging at about -18db RMS for that. This lets me have a lot of control as to how much saturation I push with VCC, and usually, it's a lot. I'm also a fan of putting a compressor on the 2 buss from the get-go. I'll listen once through as I wildly move faders around, but once I know what style the song is, I choose a 2 buss compressor and mix through it the rest of the way.

    Oh and I always mix in mono (on one speaker) for a good 45 minutes to an hour before I come back to a mix the next day and flip it into stereo.