You have understood my question!! Thanks. I guess all my confusion has stemmed from the fact that I ALWAYS limit outputs 1-2! In other words, ALL my channels are probably already hot and they are all being limited on the master. If I start watching outputs 1-2 and ensuring that they NEVER clip then I could (in theory) buss any number of channels together to an aux and that aux will not clip either right?? I'll start watching my levels now. I won't put a limiter on the master strip EVER (unless I'm done with the whole mix and am at the mastering stage). Does this sound like good practice?? Using a compressor at all times on the main outputs is fine though right? As long as I'm not engaging the compressors limiter??