Now, everything you always wanted to know about the art of music mastering is available in one book! Peek into a top-flight mastering house and see the tools of the trade, explore the secrets of making hot masters, and learn rules for frequency balancing and dither. Learn how CDs work and how they're made, and relive mastering history with a separate chapter about mastering for vinyl and how records are pressed. This book extensively covers stereo mastering and also looks into the future with an expansive section on surround mastering and multi-channel delivery. This updated edition of the best seller, also includes new sections on mastering for television and film, prepping your mix prior to mastering, and mastering in consumer applications like Apple's Garageband.Owsinski, Bobby is the author of 'Mastering Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition', published 2007 under ISBN 9781598634495 and ISBN 1598634496.