analog audio

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analog audio

Recording audio in a format of continuous vibrations that are analogous to the original sound waves. Before audio recording became digital, sounds were "carved" into vinyl records or written to tape as magnetic waveforms. See audio cable.


"Carved" Sound
Sound is literally carved into a phonograph record because the groove undulations are analogous to the sound waves they represent.







Analog Vs. Digital
The 78 RPM record (left) contains about four minutes of analog audio per side. The digital disc (right) holds about an hour's worth of CD music (CD-DA format) or 10 hours of MP3 songs.
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6MHz allows the distribution of high-quality audio that faithfully reproduces the original analog sound.
When the Riverdale closed in December, it still used 35mm film and analog sound, Smith said.
The Re-cord Museum Library, located in Niikappu town, Hokkaido, has been distinguished in the special collection of 780,000 analog sound recordings, which were donated by the public across the country.
The live performance is a mixture of prerecorded Champion Nation sounds and beats individually manipulated on analog sound consoles filtered through vintage effects and layered with live performance on vintage synthesizers, saxophone, turntables (for scratching only), percussion, calculated feedback and vocals.
Connections include portals for S-video, composite and analog sound.
The old analog sound could stand up well in an ear-to-ear matchup.
It provides many of the basic capabilities of most jukebox programs but adds many other talents, like letting you convert analog sound sources such as cassettes and vinyl LPs, to digital, then clean up the background noise they inevitably have.
Longtime collaborators, Schnee and Sax are showcasing their new high resolution recordings to be issued on a music-only format utilizing Blu-ray Disc technology, giving consumers an unprecedented opportunity to experience digital music that rivals 2-channel analog sound.
With artists and producers such as Lorde, Bastille and Trent Reznor relying on custom synth sounds paired with a growing interest in analog sound, many in the business predict synths sales to soar into 2015 and beyond.
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The next day, I received a brief but thoughtful reply wherein he said that the band was going for something of the old analog sound, as opposed to the brightness of digital, but maybe they had gone too far.
The SigmaDSP audio processor is tailored to engineers who need a cost-effective way to migrate analog sound processing tasks to the digital domain," said Martin Cotter, product line director for the digital audio and video group at Analog Devices.