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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JUSTICE Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday summoned the General Manager of the Channels Television, Abuja and the anchorman of the Sunrise daily programme of the station, Moukpe Oguns Yusuf to appear in court tomorrow to show cause why they should not be ordered to produce in court, the master tape of the Sunrise daily programme of May 22, 2018.
(http://www.bbc.co.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 December 2005, Doble's girlfriend, Marietta Santos, testified at the Senate that she used to be able to freely enter and leave the Isafp compound, and that before the "Hello Garci" scandal broke out, Doble had played the master tape of the wiretapped conversations with her as witness.
Talib Hussain further said that original master tape of Pervez Musharraf bears No 1/126752.
The former Beatles bassist said he still has a master tape of the recording, adding: "The time has come for it to get its moment.
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".
In addition, both the Decca and the LIM displayed a touch of hard glassiness in the upper midrange, which I assume to be a part of the original master tape.
He revealed that State Security Service (SSS) operatives stormed the broadcaster's Abuja office on Sunday 14 May and took away the master tape of the documentary which was sponsored by a group campaigning against the bid.