Hey guys, I'm in the final stages of producing my first Album. DAWS differ too widely to make that part specific (I'm using reason 6), but I'm concerned about screwing something up before I send my final product out to the copyright office, cdbaby, itunes, etc. I've listened to my mp3's on about everything I can find, from computer speakers to high-end audio systems. I'm generally happy with my mixes, just surprised at how different the songs sound on different systems. I was wondering if any of ya'all Pro's have some advice for things to watch out for, or could give some examples of your workflow from your DAW and the process you take to the final CD. One engineer told me to run everything through samplitude and I've heard some other mixed opinions about software that will at least make sure I'm not clipping or sending out everything at too low a db that will be the low volume "dead sounding" song on everyones ipod. I fully admit my lack of knowledge at this stage of production and would gladly hear some input. I can say that I mix my songs in with contemporary recordings, and that they sound very up to par, crispy, with strong bass that doesn't distort even at high volumes, so I have to be pretty close. I'm starting to realize how lame my question is: Another dumbass musician wants to produce his own album since he is too poor to pay a pro to do it, but he has the ears of a musician and wishes he had the ears of a producer; So now he is asking how to make his project sound professional when most of you would probably puke if you heard it. I would gladly upload a song if this site allows it (puke warning).