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    Re: Fire destroyed precious Masters

    Longer version of the NY Times article in the NY Times Magazine. Very troubling.

    In my new reel to reel adventure I'm collecting copies of safety or production masters that I *think* are authentic.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/m...?module=inline
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    Re: Fire destroyed precious Masters

    there is talk that they had duplicates at other locations. Buts its not proven.
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    Re: Fire destroyed precious Masters

    Terrible read.

    "Yet the news has never reached the broader public. In part, this represents a triumph of crisis management." Cynicism at its best.

    Some interesting comments on the NYT page:

    "Corporations are in the business of making profits. They are ill-suited to the task of preserving. Preservation should be left to institutions such as libraries and national archives."

    That might be true. At least for the remaining rest of the masters.
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    Fire destroyed precious Masters

    Does the distruction of masters like this impact MQA official recordings?... or is MQA processing derived from some other type of archive?

    Edit:
    I realize that MQA processing is based on recording engineers' historic archived data and I'm wondering if those notes and documents that MQA relies upon are also physically stored alongside the actual master music recordings of either vinyl or tape or both?

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    Re: Fire destroyed precious Masters

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    Does the distruction of masters like this impact MQA official recordings?... or is MQA processing derived from some other type of archive?
    I don't think that there are any MQA official recordings. MQA is a recent technology that is supposed to be applied to existing Master recordings (that excludes damaged or burned masters).

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    Re: Fire destroyed precious Masters

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    I don't think that there are any MQA official recordings. MQA is a recent technology that is supposed to be applied to existing Master recordings (that excludes damaged or burned masters).
    Please see my edit above

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    Re: Fire destroyed precious Masters

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    I don't think that there are any MQA official recordings. MQA is a recent technology that is supposed to be applied to existing Master recordings (that excludes damaged or burned masters).
    I don't want to debate semantics regarding "official" but there are many new releases every week that are available in MQA. It is not just being applied to older recordings. I would hope that newer recordings can be obtained in either non-MQA and MQA versions. This might alleviate the sky is falling mentality of the anti-MQA crowd.
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