I spent some time going through some of my recent tracks, in a quest to revamp and remaster them using some recently acquired knowledge (and software). (Hint: FL Studio plug-ins are no joke.)
“3131 (rough)” was the first in this series; “clones” is the next. Listen to it, here: http://glitched.bandcamp.com/track/clones .
The original version seemed low in volume compared to my other tracks; the bass was somewhat lacking as well. Usually, you don’t want to overdo it on the mastering front, but the bass, especially in the “boom” range, needed to be brought way up. (Ideally, I would have boosted the bass in the composition phase [in the machinedrum], but it sounded good in the headphones.)
The lesson to be learned is that you should audition your tracks on several systems before calling it a day. That being said, I think this newly remastered version sounds much fuller and louder than the original.
Personal note: If you like how some of my tracks sound, I am experimenting with mastering, for a fee. Let me know if you’re interested in this.