I've been recently working on a trance remix and I came across with few mixing problems(i'm not enough experienced). I've read that it is good to have a track peaking about -6db after mixing down part. That helps mastering. But I've been trying hard to do it and I managed to have about -5db peak. But my problem is: I had kick -6db(the loudest thing in my mix) and other parts(pads, bass, percussion, lead) aren't enough loud, especially snare. I've tried to make them louder, but peak was about -3db. So my question is: how to achieve good result with nice bright and lively sound? What's your volume of kick and other parts?
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.