I thought I was getting the hang of compression, when to use it and when not to, and to some extent how, but I then stumbled upon limiting. I've asked a few people and looked it up in a couple of books but haven't yet found the true difference. The best explanation I've had yet is that one makes quiet bits of a wave louder, and one makes loud parts of a track quieter... :huh: In the topic on over-compression and hurting ears etc., the two are almost used synonymously. I guess my real question is one of application. When might one use a limiter? On the master? Is it dangerous to over use it? SHould I leave this to a professional mastering service? All help appreciated, cheers.