It's a stupid thing I've been having with most of my mixes... I get a nice balance with the drums, bass and vox but then when I turn up the guitars, I can't get them to an acceptable level to cut through the mix just right. Should I change my approach? I tried eqing, compression, limiting, and all kind of unnecessary stuff. Only thing I did eventually was HP/LP filters and C4 to tame the low-mids. The guitars are X50. Take a listen with the guitars and without. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jfzlizskfzi67hr/Slipknot - Sic - No Guitars.wav https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6ird6ih9yo6qxo/Slipknot - Sic - With Guitars.wav It might be just me, but to me it sounds like the guitars are destroying the rhythm balance. Hope you get me lol thanks in advance!