Digital versus analogue recordings.

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

There is a lot of talk about digital and #analogue recording,

so what is the difference, well the simple answer is quite a bit.

I am going to try to keep this basic, just so I hopefully make it easier to understand, keep coming back here, as I slowly add more to this.

#Digital audio is a numbers game, and yes it is a state of "1" and "0" where 1 is on and 0 is off, and I will explain that as I go.

Analogue on the other hand is a waveform only, represented by a constant change in voltage, this action can be viewed on an oscilloscope, on a vinyl the music is recreated created via peaks and troughs pressed into vinyl, (originally cut into a master) and tracked by a diamond #stylus cut to track the groove, as accurately as possible.

What the heck is a #ADDA converter chip anyway. It has something to do with Analogue and digital signals.

We all know the movie star wars, and the fantastic effects with laser beams to blow up the ships, well they are no longer just movie effects, but the real things, except they are not shooting ships in space, but reading the pits and plateau's on the surface of Compact Disc's or DVD's. (Digital Versatile Disc)

Through the oscilloscope we can actually see the electrical waveform, whether that be an analogue waveform or digital. the oscilloscope is a great piece of test equipment, allowing you to see problems with circuits or components.

The stylus tracking the groove of a record, magnified many times

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