Studio 101 - Part 2: Storing Audio— From Analog To Digital

Studio 101 - Part 2: Storing Audio— From Analog To Digital

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Welcome back to Studio 101. In our first chapter, we covered the basics of audio as pressure waves, and converting those waves into electricity. We saw that we must perform such a conversion to make it possible to store the sound, since storing and retrieving audio is the heart of the recording arts. But a question remains: how does storing audio actually work? To get a better understanding, it is useful to dive into the history of audio storage—we can learn how earlier technologies worked, and will see why the advent of digital audio was such a game-changer for recording enthusiasts.