This perfect follow-up to "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook" features detailed information on the critical areas of expertise for mastering engineers. Learn the professional secrets of mastering in stereo and mastering in surround. The book features in-depth interviews with hit-making, world class mastering engineers, a description of the various mastering tools currently available in the marketplace as well as their proper uses, and the techniques and methods of the major mastering engineers. Includes a detailed discussion of the newly emerging field of surround-sound mastering. Well-known mastering engineers discuss their methods and working environments making this book valuable to everyone from the novice to professional mastering engineers!