I've tried the look ahead at normal, and all the way up.
not sure about the release.
I guess the question could be, is this supposed to happen?
You didn't sound surprised, so I'm guessing it is. I just assumed if you put a limit on something it wouldn't pass it.
I can never get my songs as compressed as Steve H. does in his Mastering tutorial. They clip. He mentions getting a pop song in a 5 db range or something and I can't seem to get under 10. Especially if I'm having to keep the gain setting down in the limiter.
I haven't looked at the Release. would that have something to do with it?