If you like the mix and you don't think anything needsEQing like above, compression can help but the wrongkind can dull the mix. If your mixes aren't normalizedto 99%or so you'll need to set your own threshold, but-6 to -10dB is where you want the comp to startworking. A ratio of 2:1 is usually not desired unlessthe mix isn't very tight, but it sounds like your mixis tight if the instruments are in your face, a ratioof 1.1:1 to 1.5:1 is where I like to start but eachsituation is different.. If the compression sucks some highs out oreven mids, you may want to use the above compressionbut with in a certain range up to 8k, or lowerdepending on the mids-Or maybe only 20-200 needs the comp. I like to comp before final EQ unless you can hearsomething you can fix with parametric. If you don'tpara EQ first, but comp first, you may need to useEQ to adjust any mismatches after comp.When you're satisfied with the mix, in CEP, I use theamplitude effect to see how much I need to boost toachieve 100% normalization(maximum volume beforedigital distortion) view this in decibels not inpercentage and it will give you an amount to increaseto maximum volume, but don't do it. Instead close itout and goto the Hard limiting effect and where itsays boost input by:_ put in a number 2 to 6 dBs abovethe amount the amplitude effect gave you depending onhow much dynamic range you want. Increasing by 6 willhave less dynamic range than 2.These techniques work for me and they might for you.