Every great master starts with a great recording and a great mix!
If you are planning on having your project professionally mastered, here are a few helpful guidelines to follow.
Check your input gains and make sure you're not
distorting your signal on the way in.
When using multiple microphones on one instrument, be sure
that you don't have any phasing issues between them.
Avoid using too much EQ while recording.
Try to get your instruments to sound as good as they can on their own
and wait to EQ everything in the mixing session.
Nice mics and preamps are a great way
to record an already solid tone.
Don't over compress your signals while recording.
While compression can be a great tool during the recording process,
if used wrong it can do way more harm than good.