1. Do you compress before or after you EQ a song? and why? 2. What is a good definition of a Mastering Engineer? in today's world. 3. Is it better to have an all analog chain or an all digital chain or a combination of both when mastering and why. (obviously you have to have an A to D and D to A converter somewhere in the chain so I do not consider these as "digital" equipment) Why? 4. What is a good definition of Mastering? 5. Who are considered the 10 best mastering engineers in the US today? and why? 6. What is your preferred way of working? Process on input or process on output? Why? 7. What is the best over all DAW for mastering used by the most people for mastering? Is there anyone who is NOT using a DAW for mastering? 8. When do you get involved in a project? only after the project is done or as the project is being done? 9. What is your "normal" ratio of RMS to Peak and why? 10. When doing mastering do you like to have the client in attendance or not and your reasons. Just some food for thought. I would be interested in hearing your views on these topics. Thanks in advance.