Also I'd like to know how many albums coming out are actually mastered by Professionals using high-buck equipment.
I've heard some claim that a lot of CDs sound bad because bands basically don't spend big bucks getting top-notch production done. Or, even cheaper, they do it themselves on a Macbook.
Anyone know anything about this?
I know from some experience publishing that color, long-lasting paper and bindings add up. Its a better product, but sure as heck...