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Old 27th May 2003
The Distressor's "daddy"
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Ted - The masters for vinyl used to be done from one reel, thru a mastering setup, to another reel to reel. Then it changed from Reel to Digital Audio Medium. Mastering only has to be done once, but the pressing plates do wear out after a few thousand pressings, so you have to make another master pressing plate, which is often done from a glass master, made by the mastering engineer. It changed somewhat from the advent of digital, of course. Sheesh its been a long time since i thought about the vinyl process.