Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wired and PBS test Analog versus Digital

This is a great run down on the differences between analog and digital recording.

I started out as an all digital kid. Nothing but software and plugins, but recently I've been branching out into more hardware. I'm kinda in love with tubes right now. Mics, preamps, anything you can cram a tube in I'm sold.
I think in terms of recording the argument is kinda silly. If you keep your audience in mind, then doing a bunch of analog tape recording only to bounce it to a CD (or a full digital setup to transfer to an LP) seems like a waste. Why not just use the best of both worlds?
A rack full of crunchy warm vintage gear fed into a 32bit float at a high sample rate sounds just fine to me...

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