I have never posted in this section before. I know little if anything about true mastering. I understand what it is, and what it is supposted to do to a recording, and I have paid for others to master my recordings. Now, I have recorded some newer stuff as of recent. I have gotten some nice reviews. And it has not been mastered. But I was thinking about paying to have it mastered. Mostly because it will start to help me understand how much it is going to change my recordings. And I intend to start mastering all of my recording esp any paying customers (disc). I would rather try someone from the RO community. IMHO there are some real pro's on here, and I have gotten some really helpful post(s) in the past that have tremendously improved every aspect of my recording skills. We are going to re-record the drums and change some parts, and re-mix it one final time, so it is even that much better. And most importantly the vocals were never layed down. So I'm not 100% ready yet. However, I do have a song or two already mixed (one song is an instrumental with a big solo, and the other is music with no vocals) that would be cool to have mastered. But it's not worth spending some real cash on before it is 100% complete. Which I do not mind doing, when the time arrives. Would anyone on here be interested in mastering a percentage of the song(s). So I can compare the results and know better who I want to use as soon as everything gets to that point. I also wouldn't mind hearing some comments from an audio engineer (that does mostly mastering) on my mixes I have now, so I can use the constructive comments to make any nessary adjustments. I'm not sure if certain guys here on RO would rather "do" certain types of music, or rather "not do" certain other types of music. So, FWIW the songs are fairly heavy in sound. Something like Mudvayne, Tool. And the other song sounds something like a Seplatura drum type deal with a Rocky George type solo over it. The mix is pretty punchy IMO I use an Alesis Masterlink. So I can provide redbook or a higher resolution if desired.