I'm still learning the basics of audio engineering, but would like to start understanding what is involved in the mastering process as well. I'm going to pick up the Bob Katz book, but I don't want it to go completely over my head. Does his book start out answering "what is mastering?" Is there anything else I should look into? By no means do I want to master my own projects....I'm dumb but not stupid.....I just want a better feel for what is involved and what I can do on the recording/mixing side to get the most out of mastering. Thanks guys...I know I'll get some great responses.