hey brother as a compressor can also be used as a limiter check your thresh hold & ratio are not set to high if set to hot
this will limit your signal to the point where you will get no output at all
this pack is free and a good starting point ulrichburke below is a couple of plugins included in the pack
to see them all head to the link below
once you master some of these plugins you will understand what each one does:)
download link is on there page
look for <<<
* Modern Compressor.
* Power On/Off button.
* Gate On/Off button.
* Gain Reduction meter include.
* Post-gate control (-96 to -30 dB).
* Gate time control.
* Threshold control (0 to 48 dB).
* Attack time cont... (read more)