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How was music recorded prior to the CD?

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06/21/2011

It was recorded in analogue studios on tape, then a master was made or " cut " in which lps were pressed in a factory Even now with CDs being the primary physical media for music, no studio records direct to CD from the artists performance. It is recorded to computer, or tape. Analog tapes are still used today, as many artists prefer the sound. The availability of hardware and tape media is dwindling, however.