my band is about to get our record mastered.
i want the record to have the full rich sound it deserves, and only with the level of compression necessary (or if necessary at all.
what can yall tell me about mastering? tell me anything and everything. trends. techniques. gear. your favorite masterers. why? any references for a guy who can master a fantastic rock record? what makes a good master. a bad master.
i just got back a mastered sample of one of our songs, and it sounded horrible compared to the original pre-master, but i know it doesn't have to be this way.
so speak up. i know you know.
premastered tracks here: Heroes of the Open End