Now that is just plain silly, Eliya. You are quibbling a detail. Although some music is made by digital instruments and is never analog at all, everything else is captured form the air and amplified before being converted to digital. The minimal analog portion is there, though.
I plug a microphone into a preamp, and the preamp into a convertor, so yes, there is an analog portion of the signal path…
The part I was addressing is recording original to analog tape, which led me to the response I had… :-)
On Jul 24, 2017, at 11:23 AM, eliya gwetta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You said it "never had an analog stage" which I took to mean that
> everything is done digitally, because I consider preamps and mixers to be
> an analog stage before the audio hits the converters.
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 1:20 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Eliya, on what planet do you live?
>> Analog recording is an expensive, niche part of the industry. I don’t know
>> precise figures, but I’d say that probably 90% or more recording is done
>> with computers, not multitrack tape recorders.
>> Are you really confused about that, or pulling our leg?
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>> On Jul 24, 2017, at 11:01 AM, eliya gwetta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Most recordings these days never had an analog stage,
>>> This statement is very confusing to me. Are you saying that popular music
>>> is produced entirely in the box?
>>> I think Chris Bishop hit the nail on the head with both his points. To
>>> elaborate on the second one, record plants are littered with novelty
>>> releases. Whether it's the soundtrack to a Marvel movie, or pop music
>>> audience isn't buying vinyl records, or 5-LP comedy albums.