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Chapter 1.  Introducing Cubase  >  A Brief Overview of Digital Audio

A Brief Overview of Digital Audio

If analog recording helped bring the industry to where it is today, digital recording will help carry it until the next technological milestone. With computers and processing chips becoming more and more efficient in transforming information, audio developers saw the potential this new technology could offer. Fifty years later, digital audio has proven itself to be a great tool helping us with recording, restoration, creation, and editing.

If the quality of digital components in the late eighties and early nineties was not up to par with the high end analog technology, the new digital standards are promising much greater fidelity than even the best analog recorders. At this point, the advantage of digital audio is clear. And for those who miss the “analog feel,” it is possible to marry the two technologies to achieve the best possible results.


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