I'm just kind of a D.I.Y. person and I'd like to hear anyone's tips for mastering audio yourself.
I don't have problems getting a good sounding mix, but the final volume of my tracks is too quiet overall. And I have a hard time compressing louder tracks to 0 db in GarageBand. If I upgraded to Logic Express or Pro, would this help my issue with the final mix? Or am I just missing something obvious in GarageBand?
Lately I've been working on electronic music where I mix in live instruments (kind of like AIR, or War Stories era UNKLE) and have gotten Ableton Live 8 and a midi controller for it. My biggest concern is volume drop if I were to remix a song by someone else with instruments I've recorded.
Any help would be appreciated.