It's a beautiful song man
Love the ambience
If I can help with mastering
advice , let me know what
You're struggling with
Thanks, that means a lot to me to hear that.
The problem I'm having with the mastering process (besides my lack of experience) has to do with applying EQ and having a fresh set of ears to make that judgement.
I've been doing a massive amount of reading on this and I agree with keeping the dynamic range intact and not mealy compressing to get the thing louder for the sake of just being louder.
With my project, I recorded straight into the Boss RC-300 looper (although I didn't loop anything) so it was hard to keep an eye on the levels with just a red light. As a result, I wound up with a few very high peaks (some clipped in the other track) and I got lots of lower volume stuff.
I never thought that all the playing around and experimenting with new sy-300 sound patches and hitting the thing with other midi synth modules would result in anything usable, so I was not being to careful with the process.
Those RC-300 16 bit wave files somehow became 32 bit floating point wav files when I transferred them to the DAW for editing. Did I pick up some digital artifacts in the process? I don't know know, but it's obvious that stepping it down to mp3 quality results in some hiss.
Of course, all this continued learning happened because I was looking for that old VG-8 forum one day last fall and found you all here at vguitar.