Recording Technology: Analog vs. Digital
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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 lists the pros and cons pretty well I think. One of the cons of recording analog is that it has become very expensive. The cost of the tape needed to produce an analog recording is really pricey and there aren't many companies left who even manufacture the tape anymore. A pro of analog is that you have the rich warm feeling sound as if you were right in the same room as it was being recorded.

There aren't many cons listed for digital technology but one I persoally think is that digital recording lacks a certain swag. If you were to have recorded an album in the sixties or seventies, using analog technology, it would have been some what of a status symbol that you have worked so hard to get noticed and finally scored a record deal and you have the album as proof. You don't necessarily have that with digital because anyone can record a couple songs on their laptop and call it an album. A pro to digital recording is the ease and relatively simple use and very low cost of it.

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RICKY STEWART's curator insight, May 22, 2:43 PM

This article compares digital recording gear to analog recording gear.

This article argues there's some analog recording gear that will stay with us for some time, such as preamps and compressors. While on the other hand the convenience, processing power and storage, and the fact that digital recording technology is much cheaper than analog recording. Makes, digital the choice.

 

For the industry professionals this means having to stay up on your industries latest technology. To the consumers this means a higher quality of music with many new media choices.

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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 | Recording Technology: Analog vs. Digital | 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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This article will tell you what technology is best served for your intended purposes. 

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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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Analogue Warmth

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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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This is relevent to my topic because it goes into depth the pros and cons of the analag vs. digital war. 

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Kevin Cartwright's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:23 AM

This article is a great read in understanding how old methods that were improved or seen as negatives when creating the perfect visual or audio representation, are now inspiring new forms of artistry. Using analogue warmth in drums or kits bring forth nostalgia for the beat maker who grew up in the late 80's and early 90's era. But there has been some abuse to the concept.

Cody Stoughtenger's curator insight, January 19, 2014 1:49 PM

Even though technology has progressed passed the classic tape machine, it is still in use part of the time in the industry. It is still desired because of the character it establishes on a piece of audio. The warmth enhancement is something people continue to argue when I comes to digital verses analog. 

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

Analog Tape vs Digital Recording: Which sounds better? | recording hacks | Recording Technology: Analog vs. Digital | Scoop.it
Los Angeles based engineer and producer Adam Kagan compares tape to digital! Does analog really sound better?
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This is relevant because it tells you which sounds better. 

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Kevin Cartwright's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:56 AM

This article was very informative on delivering an unbiased view on the different methods of recording. Having samples available to show the diffences in sound recorded digitally and analog made the topic more enjoyable being interactive.

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Digital vs. analog audio: Which sounds better?

Even among audiophiles there's no consensus as to whether analog or digital sounds better. Read this article by Steve Guttenberg on CNET News.

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This article does a good job of listing what is good about both and not leaning towards once side specifically. 

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