This question has been asked in various forms but not yet completely in my view.
I'm trying to find a good mastering chain for a sound effects library using say Waves plugins in pro tools.
I see this project as different than a field recordings library where no mastering might be preferable, but these are heavily processed effects. I've run them through various chains but can't seem to get them to sound good enough to be released. Most cases the EQ seems off or overly mastered.
Anyone care to share their mastering chain, technique for an effects library and/or a good way to take an EQ curve from a different library as guidance?
I'm a bit green on the engineering side and could use some advice from more seasoned professionals.