Ok im trying to record a song but im having trouble getting clarity in firstly the guitar riffs..certain notes and octaves arent prominant enough, despite using a lot of compression, spectraq and bbe sonic max and mids and his. Also my bass drums are really difficult to hear, i dont want to have the death metal style click but when i do 32nd notes its pretty mushy.

overuse of compression and other effects can make your signal sound like crap.
pay attention to the attack and release times on compressers, you dont want the attack to be so fast that is kills the transient completly,
and of course, as your probably aware, a good source sound is essential. no amount of plug ins will fix a bad recording