Hi, I am new to this forum and wanted some advise from the pros. I am going to be recording a CD in the next month or so and wanted to know is it worth mastering it? I ask this not because I am an idiot but because the whole thing is going to be recorded on my digital 8 track (Fostex vr800/vm88). The only tools I really have are on-board DSP effects (mixer), a nanocompressor, a sonic maximizer and a 9 band eq (on a PA mixer, it has an in/out for the eq). I guess my question really is- Is it worth mastering something thats not going to sound great? I mean, it wont sound terrible but it's not going to sound great. Should i just get like T-racks and master it on my computer? or should i send it somewhere? I have almost no money, i'd prefer to go in to a real studio, but thats not going to happen anytime soon.