master tape

master tape

[′mas·tər ′tāp]
(computer science)
A magnetic tape that contains data which must not be overwritten, such as an executive routine or master file; updating a master tape means generating a new master tape onto which supplementary data have been added.
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ELVIS fans were outraged yesterday after record chiefs announced plans to snip up a 1954 master tape recorded by the King.
The master tape of a complete album, ``The Ties That Bind'' (an early version of what later would become the two-record ``The River''), ended up out of the studio's vaults and in private hands; it's unknown if the studio has any other masters of those songs, all of which are different from what eventually appeared.
I have all the necessary equipment for producing a master tape.
The final product for the Peabody Archives will be one high resolution and two low resolution digital files plus a Beta SP copy of each master tape, and the technical metadata describing the condition of the media item and the migration process.
In the pre-compact disc era, an artist would mix 24-track master tape to a two-track stereo tape, which then would go to a mastering house so records could be created.
The final product will be a lossless compressed Motion JPEG 2000 digital file copy of each master tape at preservation quality, and the technical metadata describing the condition of the media item and the migration process.
uk/programmes/p04rzx12) A master tape of Bob Marley singing some of his most iconic songs has been found in a basement of a London hotel.
The acetate, which is the transitional stage between master tape and finished vinyl often used for test purposes, was used to create 600 promotional copies of Bowie's critically-acclaimed fourth album for music executives, before its official release in December 1971.
Tenders are invited for Paper and cardboard processed (original master tape for S-5467E risograph RZ970E, the original master tape Riso Black GR / TR 1610 for risograph Riso CR1610E)
In going back to the original master tape and using cutting edge encoding technology this maximizes the quality of this new presentation of The Nutcracker in High Definition.
HOT on the heels of their T in the Park appearance, it's disco 2009 from the Franz lads on this brilliantly inventive track that would have Giorgio Moroder raking through his back catalogue for the original master tape.
On BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row, to be broadcast on Thursday, Sir Paul says he still has a master tape of the work and adds: "The time's come for it to get its moment".