Goran, Sorry for any confusion there.  I didn't mean to indicate any  
particular order with the examples listed, as of course the lacquer  
master is first, etc.  Just pasted em in as they appeared!

Also, I've never heard "sons" used, but personally prefer "metal  
stamper" as the more commonly-used, gender-neutral term.  Also, to  
avoid possible confusion, I was only referring to the format area of  
the physical description section in IASA.  Many other physical  
aspects of the item are covered in other areas of the cataloging  


On Dec 11, 2009, at 6:16 PM, Goran Finnberg wrote:

> Andrew Hamilton:
>> Ok, but what about the stampers, which
>> are neither mothers nor lacquers?
> Timothy Wisniewski:
>> 1 sound disc (metal mother)
>> 1 sound disc (lacquer)
>> 1 sound disc (metal stamper)
> The first thing after the Laquer is the metal Father.
> Then comes the metal Mother.
> And then we get the metal stampers or more aptly put the metal Sons.
> 1 sound disc (lacquer)
> 1 sound disc (metal Father)
> 1 sound disc (metal Mother)
> 1 sound disc (metal Son or stamper)
> The Laquer and the Mother can be audioned by an ordinary playback  
> stylus.
> The Father and the Sons, ( pressing stampers ) are inverted and can  
> only be
> played by a special stylus that looks like an inverted V.
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Goran Finnberg
> The Mastering Room AB
> Goteborg
> Sweden
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Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.

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