Help with mastering?
I have been mixing and mastering for a couple of years now, and it seems like all my songs are pathetically quiet/ sloshy/ mono. I have heard a lot of songs that aren't professionally mastered, and they still sound a lot crisper and wider than mine. Am I doing something wrong? Normally I lightly use ableton's compressor on each individual track, and then on the master rack I use an EQ eight adjusted appropriately, a compressor (I lower the threshold to the place just before there starts to be gain reduction), and then a limiter, with the ceiling level 0 dB. I adjust the compressor's output to the point right before the limiter starts limiting.
Here is an example of a track I'm talking about; compare this to any song on soundcloud and it will sound really poorly mastered.
Thanks if you can help.
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