Originally Posted by kevin nowhow
I may be mastering some songs of mine on my own in the next couple of months,with a similar scenario & I'd love to be able to pull these two tasks off.I'd love to hear your thoughts...
Hi, Greg Reely might have used a combination of some multiband compression, selective EQ and maybe maxx bass but who knows really... Everyone has different ways of achieving results.
My advice is to get things perfect in the mix and don't leave things to fix in mastering. Even if you still need a pinch of this or that when you master it, it's ideal to have things as close as possible in the mix to minimise (or eliminate) mastering processing.
I realise this doesn't help you if receive a stereo mix which needs this kind of work but if you are mixing it yourself then you have the luxury of getting it right or remixing easily.
Also, if you are having trouble getting it right when mixing due to your room, then I imagine you will drive yourself crazy trying to master in the same environment! Guessing bottom end frequencies is recipe for disaster... Hence Adam's suggestion that a really well tuned room and great monitoring are basically a must.