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Analog Audio

From Chace Audio

Analog refers to a recording in which the original sound signal has been modulated onto another physical, non-digital medium. A physical quality in the medium is directly related, or analogous, to the physical properties of the original sound.

For example, on magnetic tape or film, the magnetic oxide contains an orientation of magnetic particles in a form that is analogous to that of the original sound waves.

In a digital recording, the physical properties of the sound waves are converted into bits, (represented by the digits 1 and 0), that can then be reorganized into a representation of the original sound waves. This representation is a conversion of a waveform into digits, not an analog representation of the waveform.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html . It uses material from the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/analogaudio

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