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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"A digitally remastered sound recording made as a copy of the original analog sound recording will rarely exhibit the necessary originality to qualify for independent copyright protection," Circuit Judge Richard Linn wrote for a 3-0 panel, Reutersreports.
A cursory survey of vinyl aficionados reveals a variety of reasons, most of them subjective: the warmth of analog sound when played on a very good sound system; the almost meditative ritual of cleaning the record, placing it reverently on the platter, putting the needle on and sitting down to listen to a favorite record; the satisfaction of holding an actual artifact in your hand (as opposed to juggling a file on your computer or phone).
They think of listening to old music with analog sound as unique experiences," curator Lee said.
As a producer he has turned to machines, to an experimental and playful analog sound technique and the style of his tracks is generally within the minimalhouse, although he is always open to new sounds and influences.
"While digital platforms provide fans instant and unlimited access to an ever-expanding cosmos of music, they can't quite match the unique experience vinyl gives you - browsing for rare gems in your favorite record store, pouring over the cover art and sleeve notes and enjoying the ritual of carefully dropping the stylus onto an LP and savoring its analog sound," said Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the British Phonographic Industry, according to the (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/vinyl-sales-are-being-driven-by-midlifers-not-hipsters-1-8061219) U.K.'s Yorkshire Post . 
The CDLA audio standard is a new digital lossless audio standard to solve the fundamental problem of analog sound transmission.
(They don't have to write anything down; their music flows naturally and freely.) Their beats, crafted by SeanKev, are created with that killer, much beloved 'analog sound.'
Of course, if you are from Generation X, like me, you can recall how despite the many limitations Walkman's of yore had with playing cassettes, the analog sound, especially when playing an original, quality tape, was often astonishing, being almost worlds apart from what you now hear in MP3 players that can bring you thousands of songs in a little gadget but have sounds that are, well, dreadful.
DSD 5.6MHz allows the distribution of high-quality audio that faithfully reproduces the original analog sound. Recordings that use the format digitize audio waveforms at a sampling frequency(1) that is 128 times that of an audio CD, thus capturing a vast amount of information.
When the Riverdale closed in December, it still used 35mm film and analog sound, Smith said.
Recoiling at the notion that her records "hiss or pop" Strachan is adamant that true record aficionados aren't after her merchandise in some shallow retro way, Her customers are looking for the best in analog sound that hasn't been ravaged by time or technology.