posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 10:20 AM
One thing digital can't do well: recreate sound.
I spend most of my day, in a commercial recording studio. Nothing recorded digitally, is on the same playing field as tape. Even the 1 bit 5.6 mhz
recordings (which are supposed to be equivalent of tape at 30 inches per second) can't record the emotion of the subject.
Digital: an electromagnet (human) is recorded through an electromagnet (mic), an approximation of frequencies captured and stored to a defined
resolution over the computer's "real" time. The information the computer chose to remember is translated to an electromagnet (speakers) to be received
by an electromagnet (human).
Thoughts interrupted 44 100 times a second. Quantization errors lead to a perception of "flatness".
Analog: an electromagnet (human) is recorded through an electromagnet (mic), all magnetic information the mic can produce (sound and the human's
electric field) is captured and stored magnetically to a magnet (tape, once charged with a signal). The full magnetic information is reproduced by an
electromagnet (speakers) to be received by an electromagnet (human).
This is why analog is reclassified as a reproduction, whereas digital is now classified as recording.
Although digital isn't 1/64th the quality of analog- it can be pirated for free. Convenience won the sound war.