drum hawk sound - dj freakshow. need help with mastering?

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  1. dj_freakshow

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    am a complete beginner, and have had lots of problems mastering this... need some fresh ears. Could anyone give some suggestions/tips/advice etc

    thanks in advance for any who do.
     
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    How much dya know about mastering as it stands?
     
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    well, i've played with the main mastering suite, and got it sounding ok to me, but i can't hear it like others can, cos i made it and have been listening to it for a couple of weeks. I need a fresh pair of ears to tell me what's right and wrong with it lol
     
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    I'd leave it for a week or two and work on something else. Then your ears will be as fresh as anyone else's.
    You using Reason?
    Usually when I master I'd rather have the track In .wav at -3dB, giving some headroom for the compressor.
    I shouldn't worry too much about mastering yet mate. If a label snapped one of your tunes up they'd probably sort that out. Just keep working on your tunes :)
     
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    my ocd prevents me from leaving it til i get some positive comments lol i'll lose sleep...i haven't had much luck with mastering cos everytime i thought i'd done it right, people said it was far too bassy and not enough treble. it confused me cos i couldnt hear much bass and the treble seemed fine. then i realised i'd turned my sub woofer off a month before, and when i turned it on again i was like o_O so i remastered it and want people's opinions...
     
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    Patience man :p
    I'd comment but I'm on my laptop so that wouldn't be much good.
     
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    i'm more than happy to go onto my next, i even have the idea all set up. gonna do a dark dnb track with some advent children samples... i'd just be more happier knowing that this one was at an acceptable stage, i think my reese and sub sound quite dark and nasty...