Hi everyone, I'm new to this site/forum, so I apologize if this is a basic topic that has been covered a lot already. I just finished watching Steve H's Mastering Toolkit tutorial for Logic, which I enjoyed very much. At the end of the tutorial he gives his standard operating procedures for mastering, in which he says "maintain mixing, bouncing, and mastering as separate production processes." As someone who is fairly new to this process, I'm a little confused by that statement. First, in Steve H's tutorial, he appeared to be doing all his mastering on a single, final mixed-down track. Does that mean that you don't apply EQ or anything else to single tracks? Do you create your mix with raw tracks, then bounce them to a final mixed-down track, and then add all mastering touches? Or do you apply those things at both points? And if the bouncing is separate too, do you apply any mastering to your single tracks, then bounce them into mastered single tracks, then mix those tracks and bounce them into a single mixed-down track, then apply final mastering, then bounce one last time? As you can see, I'm rather confused, so any guidance or tips that anyone has are greatly appreciated!