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Question received from a Audio Masterclass visitor...
What's better Digital or Analog? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both of them? I love Pro-Tools digital because I can record, have the engineer edit, mix, cut, paste, and all that good stuff. Put that question in the next newsletter.
David Mellor replies...
It's not really a question of which is better, because you can use either, or both. It costs more to use analog, but you might consider that the points in its favor are worth the extra.
Let's consider the analog advantages...
Now the digital advantages...
My feeling is that if digital recording had been invented first, and then someone invented analog, then analog wouldn't stand a chance.
But if you have never recorded on analog tape, I would definitely recommend booking a day in an analog studio, just for the experience. At the end of the day, transfer your takes to your preferred digital format for later editing, re-recording and embellishments.
I can guarantee that it will be a great experience.