I remember hearing a story in the early '80s about Andrew Kazdin getting in trouble at Columbia because he recorded some significant classical projects in analog when the company had already switched to digital. He apparently felt that the analog recordings were still superior and that digital wasn't up to speed yet. His bosses felt that he had wasted the whole sessions. Since we can now enjoy the benefits of analog master tapes on SACDs compared to regular CDs, perhaps he wasn't too far wrong, however I don't understand why he wouldn't have recorded in both formats. This was done with Glenn Gould's 1981 Goldberg Variations and when a new mastering was done in, (I think), the '90s, they used the analog master rather than the digital.
> From: Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
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>Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 11:51:26 AM
>Does anyone know in what year RCA and Columbia were recording mostly in
>digital? I'm not interested in when their firsts were but when it became