“A lot of DJs and producers ask me ‘how do you manage to get your tracks so loud and powerful, you must use some very special compressors, maximisers and stereo enhancers, right?’ Nope! Not at all... I only use a few standard Cubase tools to add spice and pump up my final mix.
"The most important thing in achieving a loud, clear and powerful mix is to make sure all the ingredients are already well compressed, enhanced and EQ’d before you pimp your stereo master channel.Cubase’s Maximiser can pump unbelievably loud and I sometimes even push it way over 0dB, sometimes up to even +3dB!I use the ‘Dance Master’ preset in the StereoEnhancer in Cubase and it does its job exactly as it should.
“Last but not least, I add a little bit of compression to melt things together nicely, again using the Cubase Compressor in ‘Dance Master’ mode.”