Hi everyone, I'm new around here but been mixing and mastering for a couple of years. Well here I am put the final touches to three new tracks getting them ready to send to Taxi for review. Before I do I would like to get them professionally mastered and I was thinking about getting some advice in preparing the tracks to send for mastering. As I'm doing this I'm thinking wouldn't it be great to have Bob Katz available in my studio to ask his advice about preparing my mixes. Here's the three questions I would want to ask him. 1. How do I go about making my songs more coherent? 2. Is there one specific piece of gear I should be using to get my tracks sounding 'radio ready'? 3. I'm on a tight budget so does it make sense to do a little pre-mastering first to save money on the mastering process and if so what should I do? So, just for fun, what would your questions for Bob be?