I will be making a soundtrack eventually for a friend of mines novel and hope to connect with a few people to help me a little with the mixing processes. I have recorded and made mixes that sound good to me but I wasn't taking the mixing/mastering process seriously. For 3 months now all I have been doing is reading and applying and researching and trying the mixing and mastering only to be frustrated and confused in the end. I just kinda need an uplift and maybe some additional words of wisdom about compression and when not to compress....and maybe a bit of a better idea on how to determine if a recording is so crappy that it should be redone. I guess maybe I should figure out how to post my songs here so people can listen and critique a bit which would a great help just to see that my efforts have not been in vain lol. Thanks for your guys time. Any help is very appreciated.