I am desperately seeking advice on how to get my music to sound professional. You probably get this question a lot and I know there's not a 'guide' to follow to get there, however I figured you could give me some good pointers in the right direction.
I am getting quite comfortable with my production software now (reason). I know my way around the various features it offers (at least that's what I think). However my music has a tendency to sound 'flat' and dull. I've had lots of people telling me that proper mastering can do wonders for a track but I can hardly believe it will make -that- big a difference. I've tried to master my tracks for ages and nothing good really came out of it so far.
I want my basses to be powerful and my kickdrum to kick!
This is the sound I want:
Go to the musicplayer and scroll down to number 34. Discotronic vs. Tevin - To The Moon And Back (Paramond Radio Mix)
Then go to about 1:35 in that track and be sure to have your speakers turned up.
It's just so awesome sounding. I'm sorry I didn't provide a youtube link, but the quality of this track needs to be the highest possible.
So, any suggestions? Possibly from anyone using reason?