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The Birth of A CD

CD BabyManufacturing

CD manufacturing is done mainly in the countries where the music industry is strongest such as the US, Ireland, Japan, the UK, and other European countries. To produce a CD the manufacturer must take several steps.

  • First when a new digital master tape arrives at a CD pressing plant, it is subject to some last minute changes.
  • While the tape plays a glass master disc is created.
  • From this glass master a metal master, mother, and a stamper is created.
  • The stamper is then used to reflect the beams into and encode each new CD.
  • The CD is then assembled into its plastic and outer packaging.

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Last Update: April 3, 2000