An interesting exploration of analogue Vs digital, not by some random teenager with an opinion sat in his bedroom somewhere in America but by British music professionals
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- That was absolutely fascinating. Thanks for posting it.
I think there is a similar phenomenon occurring in photography where film is enjoying a renaissance, and for reasons like those explained by the chaps in the article.45w
- While I accept that in the purest sense an analogue signal (audio or viual) has an infinite granularity whereas a digital has a finite resolution, the digital world has become so good that any human's ability to discern the difference has to be questioned.
That however is the logical scientific viewpoint. The point that is made about the emotional response to the physical can not be underestimated. As I said to Ted and Steve on the last podcast one of my favourite albums is one that has mediocre music but comes packaged in a beautifully illustrated hard back book, merely streaming the music would not convey the same pleasure as handling the book and reading the story while listening to the music, the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.
I also extend the concept further to the experience of live music. I am generally no fan of live albums as they lack the fidelity achieved in a studio but the visceral experience of being at a gig more than makes up for it.45w