So I'm gonna be recording rap vocals within these next few months, and because it's not cheap to get beats and get myself some recording equipment, I decided I might as well put out a 5-7 song EP on CDBaby to make some return on it and get my music out there. My question the mixing/mastering, would I just record my vocals, double them, do some adlib/emphasis tracks, and then just send the raw recordings to someone to have them mixed/mastered? I'm not new to music, but I'm definitely new to THIS side of music, and I wasn't even sure if mixing/mastering go together. All I really know how to do myself is compress the vocals lol and do a few other things, but nothing special. So it would be amazing if when I send it over to someone to have them master it and what not, if they did all the compression, EQ, etc. like that, or is that a completely different service? Also, about how much do you guys charge (if you don't want to post here, then PM me) if I was going to do 5-7 songs of rap vocals. Thank you for any feedback that you guys can give!