I've been learning the basics of compression and EQing to bring out a bit more 'life' in some of the tracks I've been working on. Thankfully I've had a few DJs on hand to help explain the EQ philosophy (or at least their take on it), compression has been more a 'try that and see' process. I just wondered if any of you 'Pro' psy-trance producers out there had any tips or tricks for these parts. I've had a good read of the 'Louder is better' thread - very useful, so I'll try to avoid duplication here. One point I want to check views on is whether different voices can share the same EQ space and still sound OK? Is there any rule of thumb here, is it a plain and simple 'no no' or can it be done effectively? I've noticed creating an 'EQ space' where nothing fills that frequency range can be a nice trick to give some real space to a mix - any thoughts on that... or just do it when it sounds good? I've also been trying to figure out whether it's worth EQing (and for that matter compressing too) bussed sends when they've been passed through an effect (e.g. reverb or delay) on the bus? This tidies the whole frequency-space of the track, but is this equivalent to 'Compression Overkill' much berrated in the aforementioned thread? Also wondered if there's been much use of track automation of EQs throughout a tune - i.e. the frequency space of a certain part changing over time - potentially to allow other parts to dominate. Any pointers, tips or tricks much welcomed - othewise I'll just keep on pressing buttons and twidling dials until I've got my own opinion of what works.