jjorsett: jtown: jfarkinB: After reading headline: "Who? What?"After RTFA: "Um, maybe consider making a backup or two and putting them someplace safe?"After reading Boobies: "Damn. Late again."When someone in the recording industry says "masters", that reads as "first generation analog tapes". There's no such thing as a backup for analog recordings as each generation is of lesser quality. [highlander]There can be only one[/highlander] master recording. Since he talks about physically moving said masters by hand, I'm gonna guess that's the case here.And there were some wacky storage solutions for digital recordings back in the day. I remember when the Alesis ADAT came out in the early 90s. 8 digital tracks on SuperVHS for $3995 MSRP. Only way to make true backups was to have a second ADAT.Any analog masters should be digitized and those become the new masters. You won't get any better copies in the future, and in fact, they'll get worse as the original analog medium degrades, so you may as well get it over with. And while you're at it, make some damned digital backups.
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