Analog Vs Digital Audio in the Age of the Modern Recording Studio
Do you guys have tape machines or analog equipment and outboard effects or do you use the computer to record?”
Yes We do, but there are many modern digital equivalents to your favorite sounds that we can perfectly emulate too!
It’s a question we get asked all the time.
Which is better analog or digital recording?
The short answer is Both,
A system made up of a quality analog front end, and cleanest most flexible digital processing on the back end.
We have an Otari Mx-55 mixdown deck and it rocks! Also Fostex model 3180 spring reverb unit and many different vintage API and Neve style preamps and compressors and effects too! We can mix the whole thing down to tape and you can hear the difference for yourself. It sounds pretty good! On the other hand, as much you may like the idea of analog recording, and as much as we would love to play around with our analog toys, the reality is that these types of things are a lot slower than using the computer to mix it all. Today’s modern recording software is much better than it was in the beginning and is more flexible and cheaper than analog gear. We understand that many people are on a tight budget, and we can achieve great results with using software tools to affect the audio in a way that closely matches the effect of tape.
Analog Vs Digital Audio
The big record companies that once paid for lots of recording studio time are spending less and less. Most projects are funded by peoples checkbooks, not a record label. The good news is, your creative vision is now even more important than before! That’s a good thing! So get out there and make something. We’re willing to listen to your suggestions and ideas. After all, it’s your music too, and we’re happy to help you with it!