And that is, watch your levels. More often than not, I am hearing tunes here at Made With Cubase that my instincts (and 35+ years recording experience) tell me that have been both tracked, mixed, and processed with too much level/gain. I hear a LOT of distortion coming out the other side of what I believe are plug-ins and outputs that are being fed too much signal.
I well know the temptation/desire to post something that is loud. Have a little faith We listeners will turn up our volumes to appropriate levels when auditioning your tunes. I can say truthfully that the songs that have been mixed at a reasonable volume sound MUCH better when I can turn them up to where I like/want them on my system.
Just thought I’d share