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This was a very interesting article because it dealt directly with the Pros and Cons of recording and mixing analog versus digitally. This article tried to summarize that it all comes down to the engineer and his prefernces. While there certainly are tools that exist in either digital or analog that they will prefer to use as their preference or to aid to what the talent wants the final product to be. They also seemed to emphasize the fact that there is a huge difference between good digital technology and bad digital technology. 

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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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I learned something very interesting in this article. I didn't know that when digital technology first occured in studios it actually didn't sound very good. This was a very important piece of research for myself being how my main instrument of choice is the MPC and it deals directly with bit reduction. I also found it interesting that individuals will record directly onto analog tape and then record it directly into pro tools after the fact. I find that to be really cool because it is combining both technologys which is in fact, its own, third tool, an analog-digitally converted track. It still contains the warmth but the cleanliness of the digital to edit. 

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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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Reel-to-Reel Basics

Chris takes us through the setup up of the average reel-to-reel, the science of how they record, and shows what to look for if you find one for sale.
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In this video we see the positives of reel-to-reel recording which is generally attributed to one of the biggest characteristics to analog warmth. One with a tuned ear certainly notices the difference between reel to reel and a digitally tracked record. There is no correct answer to which is better though, ultimately this is opinion. There is still a lot of debate about this topic in the music industry today and digital technology is now well established and is clearly going to remain a part of the industry.  

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Royal Jennings's curator insight, November 13, 9:44 PM

So everything we hear from day to day is in analogue. So it makes total sense that digitized recording sound much clearer.

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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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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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David Cahill's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:04 AM

People are using digital techniques to replicate the analog sound.

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Analog Tape vs Digital Recording: Which sounds better? | recording hacks

Analog Tape vs Digital Recording: Which sounds better? | recording hacks | Analog Vs Digital Studios | Scoop.it
Los Angeles based engineer and producer Adam Kagan compares tape to digital! Does analog really sound better?
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I couldnt agree more with the quote, "The changeover from all analog recording to mostly digital recording during the late 90's brought with it lots of bias, superstition, and just plain ignorance" I couldn't agree more with this. There are some analog "gods" to be rumored to treat digital "gods" like they don't even exist. In this article, the specific engineer seemed to see the positive in digital studios by saying, "We had finally found it: perfect, clean, sterile audio!"I couldn't agree more with this because in my opinion, digital technology takes away a lot of the artifiacts in which are heard in analog technology. However, some analog supporters may say the exact opposite by saying the analog warmth is lost. 

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Bobby Foreman's curator insight, August 12, 2015 8:18 PM

I think that Digital is much more convenient but analog sounds better.

Paul Wodarski's curator insight, October 11, 2015 5:33 PM

This article talks about the pros and cons of Analog recording vs Digital recording. This source can be very helpful to industry professionals as well as myself who is just starting out in the industry of recording. This source is liable being that it was written by a producer/engineer with 15 years of experience.

Royal Jennings's curator insight, November 13, 9:17 PM

analog is very time consuming and high maintenance and very expensive to keep going.

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The Sound of Tubes, Tape & Transformers: Analogue Warmth

The Sound of Tubes, Tape & Transformers: Analogue Warmth | Analog Vs Digital Studios | Scoop.it
Analogue warmth seems to be the Holy Grail in these digital days. But what is it, why does it hold such appeal, and how can you use it to enhance your recordings?
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Analog warmth is multiple characteristics in recording. It ranges from multiple aspects of analog hardware that give it these characteristics. In Digital technology, the con is this 'Warmth" is lost but the pro is the fact that the compositional workflow is a lot faster. 

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Gabriela Perez's comment, January 13, 2:47 AM
Even though the "warmth" of analog isn't present in digital i think that with all of the gear out there that can be used digitally it's possible to imitate analog almost 100% using certain plug-ins.
Gabriela Perez's curator insight, January 13, 3:07 AM
Even though the "warmth" of analog isn't present in digital I think that with all of the gear out there that can be used digitally it's possible to imitate analog almost 100% using certain plug-ins.
Royal Jennings's curator insight, November 13, 9:40 PM

This article is very interesting. In my opinion if your gonna  use analogue warmth you might as well just record straight analogue.