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Analog Vs. Digital Sound Boards - How to Decide | Acoustics By Design Blog

Analog Vs. Digital Sound Boards - How to Decide | Acoustics By Design Blog | Analog Vs. Digital Audio | Scoop.it

For me, it's hard to decide on which to choose. As far as digital consoles, like it says in the article, they allow you to have presets for any show you do, which is something that I find very useful, especially for time when I have done theatre productions. You can also save those presets on a USB drive and use it on another console, which is great, especially if you're touring. However, I've used analog more than digital and it's safe to say I am very comfortable with it. The article made a good point saying that with analog consoles, all of the channels and settings are visible. On a digital console, you're constantly flipping through screen which can be a hassel. In the future, I do see myself using digital consoles, but I think it would depend on the show. - Sydney Tavares


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At the lower end ($8000ish) an analog console will in most cases be less expensive which can be a larger determining factor than the quality or sounds itself. Way farther down the spectrum, very high quality digital console will be cheaper than the analog of the same caliber. The margin of quality and price grows exponentially as its harder to tell the difference it gets much more expensive.

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Clayton Gaudette's curator insight, September 9, 2014 12:25 PM

This showing you the difference form analog and digital in there areas. 

Steven Blake Lawrence's curator insight, September 14, 2014 2:39 PM

This article is very interesting coming from a person that has manly worked on an analog for five years and very little experience with a digital bored it is shocking to see that other individuals feel the same way that i did comparing the two.

Omar Ramirez's curator insight, September 14, 2014 5:46 PM

This article explains about the top 3 factors when deciding which console to purchase. The factors are ease of use, price, and flexibility.

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Analog Tape vs Pro Tools Digital | Stem Recording

Analog Tape vs Pro Tools Digital | Stem Recording | Analog Vs. Digital Audio | Scoop.it

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This engineer speaks about first using digital and loving the advantages of being able to edit and such but when working on certain projects he prefers the analog sound, though it can be replicated. He uses the analogy I don't throw away an old pair of shoes because I got a new pair.

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Jose Pedro Alegria's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:21 PM

I chose this article because it provided a personal view of Pro Tools and Analog based recording. This article went into further details of analog recording that I'd never heard of.

@_KronikBe@tz's curator insight, November 9, 2014 2:37 PM

This scoop it is how they contrast between analog and digital and and how different its use and more efficient one is then another one is .

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Digital vs. Analog – Recording | Unne Liljeblad - Mix Engineer

When it comes to the recording process, analog gear will stay with us for a very long time. Even USB microphones have diaphragms and analog circuitry...

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This article touches on using a little of both digital and analog recording techniques. Even the diehard analog tape fan cannot deny to convience and productivity of being able to simply drag and drop a snare to where it needs to be instead of cutting, matching the tape up, etc.

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Gabriela Perez's comment, January 13, 2:43 AM
It's crazy to think that digital recording has evolved so fast in such a short period of time. It has totally changed the face of music in the last decade like never before. It's like a music Revolution these past 10 years and it's pretty great that we get to witness it.
Gabriela Perez's curator insight, January 13, 3:14 AM
This is great. I share the same view. I'm an analog lover but i'm slowly finding out more and more ways to incorporate it inside of my digital work and still have that analog sound in it.
It's crazy to think that digital recording has evolved so fast in such a short period of time. It has totally changed the face of music in the last decade like never before. It's like a music Revolution these past 10 years and it's pretty great that we get to witness it.
Royal Jennings's curator insight, November 13, 9:30 PM

Digital recording is so much cheaper and easier when it comes to recording & editing.

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Music Week -- Steve Jobs was ‘working on' vinyl-quality iPod with Neil Young

Music Week -- Steve Jobs was ‘working on' vinyl-quality iPod with Neil Young | Analog Vs. Digital Audio | Scoop.it
Neil Young has once again banged the drum for higher-quality digital audio – claiming that he was personally working on an iPod with Steve Jobs made to play master-quality audio files.

Young has long argued that the mp3 format offers just 5% of the fidelity that consumers can experience from vinyl and other playback options, and questioned why larger 'lossless' file types are not dominant.


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Neil Young and Steve Jobs were not satisfied with mp3 and Neil claims its only 5% of the full potential as compared to the highest res. music file. Jobs and him, while the digital is convienent and new, were trying to use digital tools and sound and make it sound as good as the 2192 file or even vinyls.

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How to Get "Analog Warmth" Using Tape Saturation

Interesting Article on Tape Saturation: http://bit.ly/10iVvij Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hiphoprally.

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People are using digital techniques to replicate the analog sound.

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Q's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:21 PM

This video deals directly with a digital music software. It teaches you how to try to digitally emulate analog sound. So in fact, he is using digital technology to try to create artifacts that analog sound contained. This is actually a lot more common of a process than a lot of people think and this is a big concept to a lot of popular music. 

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HowStuffWorks "Does digital sound better than analog?"

HowStuffWorks "Does digital sound better than analog?" | Analog Vs. Digital Audio | Scoop.it
Does digital sound better than analog? It all depends on the way you record that sound. Take a look at analog vs. digital sound quality and technology.

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Pros of Analog or Digital recording/sound.

-Digital Recording allows much more versatility in many aspects especially when instruments are not accesible.

- Tranfer files, easier to manage,Digital Recording is much easier to manage allows for easier file transfers for collaborating or co-production. 

- Analog has a real sound as if you are hearing someone play close to you. while less precise it sounds much more natural.

 

Cons of Analog or Digital recording/sound.

-Though you have a plethora of software instruments to choose from digital audio it falls short of the real sound making it sound like it's pieced together, less smooth.

- Frequencies make something sound warm/fuller when low as apposed to the airy sound of real instruments in a room.

-With more advanced consoles and digital studio hardware there's a lot of room for improvement on the smallest of aspects, analog doesn't leave much room for improvement.

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Aaron McGruder's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:17 PM

 I beleive that the use of digital recording will be used more the better the technology gets. Some people are just old school and prefer that things be done a certain way.The pros of digital over analog are that digital can be compressed and easier to manage. You can also have a higher sampling rate and increased precision. The pros of analog over digital is that it is one continous sound and does not have to be imitated to reproduce. While with digital you would have to create the continous flow of sound for it to feel more natural. Both styles are still very relevant and competing. Sometimes things are just better the old fashion way but more modern techniques can be just as effective.