The question of analog vs. Does digital sound better? Does analog sound better? Is there even a noticeable difference? A full discussion of these terms is best left to your curriculum and discussions with your mentor in the studio. Analog refers to a continuously changing representation of a continuously variable quantity.
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Record players have made a comeback over the past decade. Some of the credit probably goes to the hipster trend toward retro everything, but music lovers often claim records just sound better than digital music. The collection itself was not particularly exciting, but the possibility of listening to the exact records she had played as a teenager felt like some sort of time travel. So we bought a record player. I had dutifully met the college student stereotype of blasting The Beatles on a regular basis, so I had heard those songs a hundred times.
No matter which recording process used, analog or digital, both are created by a microphone turning air pressure sound into an electrical analog signal. An analog recording is made by then imprinting that signal directly onto the master tape via magnetization or master record via grooves — from which copies can be made into cassette tapes and vinyl records. Digital recordings take that analog signal and convert it into a digital representation of the sound, which is essentially a series of numbers for digital software to interpret. After the analog signal is digitalized, the recording can be copied and placed onto a compact disc, hard drive or streamed online.