Hey guys, This is a song I produced, engineered, mixed etc myself. Now I am mastering it. It's my first time trying to master myself, so I am looking for some feedback. You can listen to the tracks here. I uploaded the mastered and the unmastered tracks so you can A/B them is you so choose: Rough Mixes | JungleHeart Productions This is the mastering chain I used: -Ran each mono track through Waves C4 -Ran each mono track through a parametric EQ to boost the high mids a little bit, and give the high end more oomph -Then it hit a stereo group track -Ran the stereo track through Waves S1 Shuffler to enhance the spread just a tiny bit. -Waves C1 for some upward compression -Waves L1 for to bring the dynamic range down to somewhere between 9 and 10. -Lastly, I ran the Waves Q EQ on the stereo bus to trim off the fat. Cut everything below 20Hz and above 21kHz. So that is what I did. I didn't get this method from any reputable source or anything. I just made it up because it made sense to me while I was doing it. If there are any obvious mistakes in my chain let me know, by all means! A couple questions I have for you guys: -What do you think about the bass guitar in the mastered version? In the unmastered track the bass lived right in the middle and it sat there pretty nicely. But now, with all the boosting of high end and spatial enhancing, it's kind of hanging out on the outskirts. I don't know if I like it. -How do I know if the right and left track are about the same loudness/volume? Initially I could tell that the right one was a little bit louder just listening and by looking at the meters on the stereo bus. So I brought it down a dB and it seems to be more even now. But is there some sort of plugin that shows the volume balance between left and right? PS I know DIY mastering is a bad idea, and I know I could hire somebody who actually knows what they are doing and has a much better room to master this. But whenever I do that I get screwed over by idiots who call themselves mastering engineers, so I am going to learn to do it myself.