Why dont buy the mastering one?You make it sound like its not really a mastering book,but
really something like a satanic mind bending,brain washing book that makes you you lose
your mind and want to marry a donkey or something.I've got the mastering one and I think
its pretty cool.Here you go,here's the link to the sound on sound 'compression' pages.Just
save them to your hard drive then you can reda them when you like.
Sound On Sound
Compreesion Techiques Pages
Here you go just found another,
Sound on Sound
Compression Questions & Anwers
Here's some about using eq,
Here's some info about compression and limiting,
And lastly gating,
Using Noise Gates
That should keep you busy for a while.