So I just finished mixing my record and am gonna start shopping around to get it mastered.
I've currently got this chain on the end of my mix
Waves NLS > EQ for mids > EQ for highs > Waves NLS > Cytomic Glue Compressor >Audio Damage ADverb >
MidSide EQ > Waves NLS > SSL Compressor > Waves L2 Ultramaximizer
I'm not sure how much of that I can keep as part of the mix?
Everything up to the reverb seems pretty essential to the overall mix IMHO.
any tips? I can even make short bounces of sections without certain things if you need to compare/comment.. (not gonna bounce the whole thing that way though)
you can have a download and listen 2012-09-10 EP Final Mix.mp3
I think I need to get it mastered to get the mix at commercial levels, EQ fixes due to flaws in my mixing environment, and maybe some multi band compressing if needed.
I don't need a mastering engineer to pace the tracks (cross fades between songs or appropriate length of silence) and I don't need the mastering engineer to effect the dynamics between the songs (that's already done to my taste in the mix)
chew me out guys,