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Analog Tape vs Digital Recording: Which sounds better?

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Los Angeles based engineer and producer Adam Kagan compares tape to digital! Does analog really sound better?
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Here is another article about analog and digital recording.  The source is not that great, but the article compares instruments both acoustic and electric.

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Treh Tolbert's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:55 PM

This has been on the debate table since it was made of dirt and stone.  The benefits of analog audio recording with brands like Otari, Ampex, Studers and Sony is that it is raw signal being transmitted onto tape and "digital clipping" is a term to be scoffed at. However, the high-quality sound of an analog mix set you back a few thousand dollars, glancing at $20,000 for a complete set up with $500 per tape reel. With digital recording, you have only a microphone and software to purchase and you can dive right in. The amount of editing, mixing and mastering you can work into a track is limitless, and you're able to produce as many copies of a project that you want. The problem with this is that the strength of your project is directly linked to the strength of whatever you're working off of and how much RAM is available to feed the hungry CPU-intensive software. If you run the program too hard, it'll start to lag and clip, which can be very frustrating when you're knee deep in the mix.

Julianne Cardinale's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:47 AM

This article also compares digital and analog sound quality but with recording individual instruments. I like how it said that the analog recording can be used to add an accent to the recoding. The article comes from a recording blog site so the author and those who worked on it seem credible. I enjoyed that the article again stated not to be closed minded when choosing medias. 

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Digital vs Analog

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This is another good source from fnewsmagazine.com.  This article shows when it was created, who edited and uploaded the picture, and does not mislead.

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Treh Tolbert's curator insight, August 11, 2014 7:38 PM

Interviews are a fantastic fount of information, particularly when the interviewee is of credible importance. Liam Hayes shed some light on a few debated questions relating to digital and analog recording, providing some of his own techniques and opinions as well as relating to statistical facts.

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Digital vs. analog audio: Which sounds better?

Digital vs. analog audio: Which sounds better? | Analog vs. Digital Recording | Scoop.it
Even among audiophiles there's no consensus as to whether analog or digital sounds better.
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This article from CNET is a good reliable source because it shows the authors name, the date of when it was created, a bio about the author, and it talks about what the title shows.

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Treh Tolbert's curator insight, August 11, 2014 5:18 PM

CNET is always good at detailing the information in their posts. This article explains in depth about how maximizing volume is a separate craft between digital and analog recording. Although it is much easier to process a louder, punchier signal in analog, with digital the output is cleaner and more full. The difficulty with digital recording is substantially more apparent when maximizing volume than with analog sound.

Miguel Angel Lopez's curator insight, March 13, 2016 7:10 PM

This article from CNET is a good reliable source because it shows the authors name, the date of when it was created, a bio about the author, and it talks about what the title shows.

creativesoundworld's curator insight, January 20, 2017 5:41 PM

There is so many great information pointed in this article, many pros and cons between analog and digital audio recording systems, there is also many information on how easy are both systems to use, the cost and many other important factors for us.

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"How Analog and Digital Recording Works"

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Learn about analog and digital recording and shop for related products.
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This article talks about how both analog and digital recording works.  Authors name shows as well a citation for the article but wouldn't recommend it to the music industry.

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Engineer and Producer John Fischbach on Analog and Digital Recording - YouTube

In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org - Engineer and producer John Fischbach discusses the pros and cons of new digital technology in recording. He pra...
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This video shows and talks about pros and cons on analog and digital recording from John Fischbach himself.

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William Rischard's curator insight, April 21, 3:08 AM
John Fischbach is quite an authority on audio recording and producing. He has worked with a variety of musicians including Stevie Wonder since the late 1960's. He seems to have an idea that is more common in older recording engineers that recording initially on to tape is just overall better and is THE way to go. He doesn't offer up a whole lot of reasoning to back this but perhaps he just didn't want to overwhelm the listeners with a large minutia of technical details and nomenclature. I haven't personally recorded before on an analog track so I can't offer an exact opinion on the difference, but he does discuss the unparalleled ease with which one can manipulate and edit and audio track in digital format. I have certainly gone through this before and it is for that reason alone that I very much prefer to use digital format when recording. Artist house music is a non-profit organization that exists solely to educate the musician and the entrepreneur in the music industry. This would be a  reliable source for information in the audio industry, however, seeing as it is not-for-profit, it is likely not a major source.