I'm just an average guy trying to record a lot of instruments through the cheapest way, using DI through the computer.

It sounds fine for just making templates for my songs but generally accepted by my friends cause I just eq most of the noise out. But I always have a problem about compression.

I always tend to over compress it because I just follow my ear(which is pretty bad).

So how much should I compress a track so that at least there are some dynamics left?