re·​mas·​ter | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈma-stər How to pronounce remaster (audio) \
remastered; remastering; remasters

Definition of remaster

transitive verb

: to create a new master of especially by altering or enhancing the sound quality of an older recording

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Be warned that this is not some 4K remastered edition of The Gate. Noel Murray, The Verge, "For more kid-friendly horror like The House with a Clock in Its Walls, stream The Gate," 21 Sep. 2018 The artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky has made a mission of carefully remastering ballet classics from days past. Brian Schaefer, New York Times, "7 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 7 June 2018 Clocking in at four hours, the entire set -- newly mixed and remastered -- was officially made available through his ongoing archival live series the day before its 40th anniversary Saturday (July 7). Mary J. Dimeglio, Billboard, "Bruce Springsteen Officially Releases Legendary 1978 Roxy Concert," 7 July 2018 Many of these films haven’t been shown on the big screen in decades and all have been remastered to HD. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Bloody Disgusting, Trafalgar, Multicom Team for "Retro Nightmares" Cult Horror Re-Releases," 13 July 2018 Stanley Kubrick’s classic returns in time for its 50th anniversary with Christopher Nolan’s remastered version. Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle, "New movies: ‘Incredibles’ ‘Superfly’ return and ‘Tag’ for adults," 13 June 2018 Killer7, one of the weirdest games ever to see release on a Nintendo platform, is getting remastered for PC this year. Sam Byford, The Verge, "GameCube cult classic Killer7 is coming to PC this fall," 28 May 2018 The rollout begins on April 13 when Mercury Records/UMe will release two remastered White hits collections. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Isaac Hayes & Barry White Fans Treated to Reissues; Prince Fave Rosie Gaines Honored: R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs," 23 Feb. 2018 Pre-Order - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for $48 (Was $60): This is an outstanding sidescrolling Wii U game, now remastered for Nintendo Switch. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Save Big on Beats Headphones During Apple’s Sale," 5 May 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of remaster

technical : to make a new copy of (a recording or film) with the sound or image improved

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