It's easy to make something sound kickass by itself. It's hard to make something sound kickass in a mix. Theree's always two or more different instruments fighting over some frequency real estate, and it might drive you nuts. So in short, I just wanted to discuss with you guys - What's your go-to-solution when something's clouding another instrument? Like when your rythm guitar completely drowns your snare, or when the lead guitars seems to sit in the exact same frequency range as the vocals, etc. Do you go back and get different source tones? Do you put on your surgery gloves and dive in for some corrective EQ? Do you sidechain a multiband compressor? Do you do some crazy stuff, like for every boost you do you go back and cut that frequency out of every other instrument? And just in general, where do you want your instruments to sit? Do you like to mix your bass lower (frequency-wise) than your kick, as an example?