If your Home recordings are digitally mastered, they’ll come on the same level as a commercial CD, this is how we do it:
1° we listen and evaluate the songs and the mixing;
2° we look at the EQ, BALANCE and STEREO image;
3° we put the output levels on 0db with a compressor for the LOUDNESS;
4° DITHERING is very important because mastering is done in 24 bit resolution and for the burning of the CD we need 16bit resolution;
5° we make the IMAGE of the CD “intro’s, outro’s, fade-in’s and fade-out’s, putting the songs in the right order etc.”.
6° we evaluate the master together with the musician and adjust it if necessary.