Thanks Jamieson! I appreciate the support - the community here has been very much a part of the way this collection of songs came together.
Cool - Thank you Sven!
I’ve pretty much had these songs ready for release for just over one year now. However, I wanted to get them professionally mastered to ensure the best translation across all systems. I also needed some completely independent, unbiased ears to be able create a cohesive sound for this set of songs - something I don’t think I could do because of having worked with them over such a long period of time
I was ready to go a year ago, but then suddenly the money I had allocated for it needed to be prioritised for more critical use… So I just waited until I could afford it.
I ended up going with this guy in the US: https://www.chrisgrahammastering.com/
He’s excellent to deal with and quite affordable (he is far from being the cheapest or most expensive). I’m very happy with the job he did - To my ears, all the songs sound like they belong together in terms of frequency response and overall vibe. The low end is nicely consistent, as is the high end and mids. They still sound quite close to the mixes I handed him, only improved as a group.
I also wanted to go through the mastering process personally to understand it better. I highly recommend it (& Chris)!