Analogue or Digital


War of the World's type issue.  Analogue has been the staple media for the recording industry for well over 50 years. There are many, many people both in and not in this business that swear by the use of analogue tape as the only true method to record on.  They talk about the "sound" of digital as weak, cold, too bright, etc.  First off, early on in the beginning of use, with the low bit rate and converters first introduced- there was a lot of truth in those statements. A lot! But today, digital has taken such giant leaps that primarily the only people left complaining about the slow death of analogue are the studio's that have massive multitrack machines and analogue consoles that together costed them hundreds of thousands of dollars.  It's very hard to see a business purchase that didn't get it's full life worth out of the investment.

Today, you more often have to look at an analogue recorder as another 'effect' that can be used during the recording process.  You want that sound on the drum kit, we can do it.  We still have our Revox 8 channel, our Otari & Teac 2 track machines, should the need arise.

But most likely, you would rather record in the digital domain.  Why?  Because through the right microphone, into a high grade mic pre andconverter, and on to a quality DAW, you will have captured a 'truer sound' than tape played back.  WHAT?  Just the nature of the media, you were adding color to everything you recorded right then and there!  Proven fact.

We offer analogue tape if you desire, but again, compare the cost of tape over purchasing a SCSI hard drive and see which will empty your wallet/budget quicker.

Having said all that, we will be happy to talk about firing-up one of the analogue machines for your project, you'll just need to give us a few extra days to track down the rolls of virgin tape!


Last Updated: June 24, 2007