you should open this up...and see how I have edited this to sound a little cleaner and less harsh on the ears at higher volumes. I wanted to do this really quick as sort of a lesson type thing hopefully it can learn a few of you.
I did a bunch of simple things that can help you get more volume out of your sounds without pushing them beyond their limits, clipping, causing breaking up, pops, snaps, a piercing high end. I cant possibly list every little thing so ill state the main ones
for a fat kick: layer two kick samples into one or use a fatter sample, and add a distortion pedal at a gain of 2 or 3 db and little to no distortion effect. this gives it a fuller sound without pushing the final dbs too much
For cleaner drums: try playing with the envelopes. some can cut a little off the tail end of your sample, eliminating release and making it a bit cleaner but shorter the more you take off. this is good for turning ride cymbals into hi hats. (turning back the end knob does a similar effect but creates a harsher cutoff)
Pay attention to your Quantum: adjust your ratio settings lower, lower your gains, and fiddle with the knee setting to control the limits of your frequency ranges. the low end and low-mid end were clipping so i did all that stuff i said above, plus i cut the high end a lot because it was ear piercing on some of those climaxes.
pay attention to your centroids: okay maybe your centroid might not be clipping, but pay attention to the highest and lowest volumes that are produced on each channel throughout your track. is one channel too much higher than all the others? sometimes its best to keep all your highest highs and lowest lows within the same range, to prevent any random volume spikes or to prevent any instrument from standing out too much when youre mastering.
remember! too many effect pedals can be bad, plus it causes strain on your computer! keep things simple, there are a lot of ways to achieve one kind of effect.
I hope this helps!