Well, here's the situation. I'm doing a home studio recording. Nothing too fancy. But still going to be about 15+ tracks. Something I can look back on in 10 years and go... cool. I'm trying to be adaquitely prepared for mastering down the road later this year. I'm looking for reasonable work and reasonable prices, since I'm not a pro musician going out to make money off this... yet. So my questions are: 1. For decent mastering, what kind of prices am I looking at? (per song, per hour, per album, whatever it is). I write songs that are anywhere from 3 minutes to 10 minutes long. 2. What kind of mixes does a mastering engineer want? I'm mixing down to 6-8 buses generally, one or two for guitar, one for bass, one or two for drums, and one or two for vocals. Is this satisfactory? Or do mastering engineers want less?