Hey folks! I am frustrated with the lack of my audio engineering skills, again. Situation: Me, making a beat, a simple one, FL Studio (standard soft clipper on the master), guitar, kick, rimshot, some hihats and the 808. Decided to make a broomy 808. Did some distortion, did some saturation, not bad but it only got to be broomy when I turned it up. Loved the sound, now comes the tricky part: How do I get that broomy sound without the overcranked volume? Tried to turn it down and adjust the saturation/distortion but it sounded very different. Then decided to bounce it. Thought I did it, the broomy sound was still there, but after turning the volume of the bounced one down, that broomy sound was gone again (even though it was a little different). So question No 1 is: 1. How can I get my broomy 808 sound, which is having its nice broomy sound of being too loud, back into a mix with headroom? There are tons of example sounds, so here go just two of them: Trippie Red ( I chose this, as it also has that simple guitar & 808 combination) Roddie Rhicch ( this one is also my second question from the title) Quesion No2.: 2. How to get that 808 tight again, even that it sits in a region that (to my usual taste) would be considered too low, where it loses its power. What is applied here to get it powered up, even though it is too low?