If you do not mind your secrets being known , tell us about your mastering process. What steps do you take, what software do you use ? Recently I spoke to a mastering engineer and he told me he split the track into four frequency bands and then compressed/raised volume/ and widened each one to increase volume. Is this similar to your process and if so , if digital, what software tools do you use to do the splitting, the compressing/boosting and the "widening" ? Obviously some don't like to overcompress things and for good reason but Id like this thread not to turn into to much of a discussion of the evils of over compression. Another important fact are the acoustics of the room and monitor speakers but since they are huge topics in themselves perhaps we could just stick to the tools used and techniques involved. For point of reference I make electronica but am also interested in mastering Reggae,Salsa,electro acoustic/experimental and Psychedelic rock.