At least, I think a limiter is what I need. I'm having issues with my snare, and it's clipping my drum bus. Most of the time, it's fine:
But on heavier bits, it ends up doing this:
I like where it sits in the mix, so I don't want to turn it down - I just want to cut it at about -3db. I have a limiter on there, but it squashes the sound and (to my ear anyway) seems like it's just turning it down.
What's the right way to go about this?
Turn the entire mix down so it doesn't clip anymore.