Trying to get as close as I can to a professional sounding cd. I've searched on youtube, and this site for info and can't find anything specific. I've been doing this for about a year, and now, for the first time I burned some tracks to cd. In that year i've gained some knowledge on compression, equalization, mixing and a little mastering. I read that mastering should be left to the pros though, so didn't get too involved with that. Anyway, after some layering, eqing, mixing and light compression I burned some tracks to cd with the following settings: normalize: off, file type: wav, sample rate: 44100, bit depth: 16, dither options: triangular. In my boom box I can barely hear it, in my car I can barely hear it. Don't expect to get that BIG club sound, but like I said trying to get close. Do I need more compression, some limiting or is it that Ableton isn't capable? I need some advice please!