Any tips for mixing with loudness in mind.
I learned on a video I bought on audioschoolonline.com how important it is to A/B while compairing compressed and dry signals at the same peak db to see how it effects the VU. From whenever I A/B comp setting I noticed that I really only gain more loudness (more VU db) from faster attack/release times. I've been able to achieve sometimes 2-3 VU db more (and both signals A/B hitting the same peak db) at time using faster settings.
Any one have any other mixing techniques to achieve more loudness out of signals then compression (if there are any beside compression). Please keep in mind I'm not talking about mastering here I'm talking about mixing techniques, so please don't post anything about mastering chains.