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On 11/18/2014 2:27 AM, Steve Smolian wrote:
> As I've stated in print, the basic differences in sound between analog
> and digital are
>
> The "warmth" of analog is hum. Remove the hum and a good recording will
> sound like weak digital.

I think this is an overbroad generalization. I just took a look at the 
spectrum of a session recorded on a Studer A810 and subsequently dubbed 
into ProTools; there's a 60Hz component at about -87dBFS and a 12Hz 
component at about -95dBFS. Those components may have come from the 
recorder, or they may be residual hum from the console (SSL). In any 
case, they're pretty tiny.

Peace,
Paul