I'm pretty much a newbie to mixing and mastering. I'm using Sonar 2 and Soundforge to record and master some rock music. The mixes sound good but when I burn them to cd the volume of the songs are very low compared to 'store bought' cd's.
I've been mixing the songs down to .wav files and using Nero to burn them. I've tried to push the volume of the mixes, keeping them around 0 db, but they still come out very low on the final cd's.
Is there anything I'm doing wrong or anything else I should be doing in my mastering process to get the final cd tracks louder?
I'm sorry if this has been covered before, I've searched on the subject but haven't found any clear answers.
Thanks in advance for any help!