MOF wrote:And then the mastering?
What mastering? ;) We just ran off a few cassette copies at the end of the session from the master tape and the band would often have us run off more cassettes during downtime in the days following the session. Sometimes the band didn't even take the master tape which is why I've got a few shelves full of tapes in the garage. If it was going to be released on vinyl then any mastering would have been up to the cutting engineer.