Here is my updated master which I hope incorporates all the lessons I learned from this discussion ("Is the Price of Mastering Really Worth It? pt. 2"). http://headchemists.com/cowboy_master.mp3 I actually changed a lot in the mix before it went to the master chain. I added a woodwind section, and EQed the vocals and strings. Listen for the woodwind-only reprise after the main section fades out at the end! Everything I try with the EQ makes the song sound resonant, or in a tin can compared to what I am used to, so I haven't touched the EQ. I know the EQ needs work, but I just can't do it because I'm way too close to the mix... :-( I'm spending January making a music video for this song, so that's why I'm spending so much time preparing it. Hope you're not sick of it yet! :lol: It may be the single for our 2nd album. What kind of EQ adjustments would you all make?