I'm using Pro Tools Audiomedia III to mix tracks. When I've bounced to my final two-track master, I normalize and premaster with fades and sequencing, all is well, BUT when I burn my CD Premaster (with Toast 4 to Philips Omniwriter 26), upon playback I find that the overall levels are fairly low. I then brought that CD to a studio to remaster. Besides some typical EQ and Comp the engineer found the overall level to be about 10-12dB low with no extraordinary peaks. Why are my levels so low? My meters both on my Yamaha o1v mixer and Pro Tools are showing at about -0.7dB or just below full code. Am I missing something and are there any good publications regarding Pro Tools operation?
Can you recommend a good mastering software, preferably with multiband compression?