You are right - even I use my headphones, I always try to listen to my material on a few different devices after the mix.
However my speakers are the worst option in here, because they are attached to an external audio unit which does not produce natural sound.
But I think my headphones are not that bad - at least they should give me quite natural sounds; they are cheap, but intended to use in mixing as well (they are Sennheiser eh 350).
Chris, if you're still interested, I made another attempt to improve my sounding yesterday. I mean I followed your directions to use EQ directly in Ardour. I found the Triple Parametric Band With Shelves plugin, and set its parameters (hopefully) according to your suggestions.
After having exported the mix, I used JAMin in the final step.
All files (JAMin session, screenshots presenting EQ settings in Ardour, samples) are available under the link:
Files from the older session (with JAMin per track :) ) are still downloadable:
(changes done then are described in the posts on Mon, 2009-11-09, post #14 and #16).
There's a minor difference between them I think (at least for my ears), and I'm not sure which one is better, and what way of EQ'ing and mastering is more appropriate (EQ in Ardour is more convenient for sure :) )
Additionally I used jkmeter on the last samples, and the average level is about 12 when playing this material.
I ran Baudline as well - it seems to be a great tool, but I need to read some manuals before I can use it properly and get some valuable info.
If you have time, please let me know what you think of this material now.
Thanks & cheers!
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