Demo Mastering for a non-engineer...
So, at some point I want to get into the details of mastering and engineering, but for now I'm a producer who is doing demos and I need them to sound the best I can.
I've been using a combo of PSP VintageWarmer 2 and Voxengo Elephant, using Mix Aid 1 preset for PSP and Masters Punch +3 for Elephant. (With a little tweaking on PSP, not a fan of drive, plus tweak knee depending on the reduction).
I'm wondering though if Ozone 5 would be something worth checking out - I notice all my mixes have a similar quality, slightly unprofessional, regardless of what instrumentation/organic/VST/samples I use. Thinking I should try different mastering, since Ozone has tons of presets.