Master and aux send effects

Hints to a nice finished song

I just upgraded to 4.05 and have never had compressors before now. (I was too cheap to buy them before on the previous version)
I am wanting to get a closer to “real” CD sound than I have had before. I was wondering what kind of effects you all might using on the master and aux sends. I have been compressing and parametric EQing things, but wanted some hints. Thanks guys. Terry

Your first stop should be

By the way, there are hundreds of freeware effects plugins available on the internet (of varying quality). Most folks will recommend stopping by Kjaerhus for a very nice collection.