I'm curious how many of you master your own material. If you are an artist making a record do you go out and buy some mastering software and try and do it to the best of your ability or do you send it out to a professional. How much do you spend on gear to do this. Do you think it's less than it would cost to send out to a pro? I ask to find out how many of you consider yourself's aritist's first or engineers first. There is no wrong answer I'm just curious.