I'm only 17 and have been making electronic music for a while and I've been developing a lot in music production, but I am having trouble mastering. Normally I'll run raw recordings through adobe audition, use the eq that comes with the software, and use a voxengo compressor untill I get the sound I want. my main problem is volume. I'm very limited when it comes to cash so I can't afford any hardware so I use software for everything. if anyone wants to help me out I'd love it. here's a link to a song I "mastered" (still not what I want volume wise). http://www.theoctobershift.com/prohibition_master_mp3.mp3. If anyone has any information on how I could make it louder without peaking i could use the help. I'm supposed to master my own cd for my senior project. a lot of people are saying you have to be experianced, but how am I gonna get experiance without a little help? thanks anyone who will give me some tips.