On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 05:31:31PM +0000, Folderol wrote:
> If you are making a real sound recording, at the point where the signal is
That can't be denied. But it's only part of the story.
Keeping the signal in the analog domain is no guarantee that
its quality will be preserved. Simple fact is that even switch
and potentiometer contacts are not perfect - they *do* generate
distortion as well. I can't count the number of times I've
measured distortion in analog circuits that went away when
switches or pots were either replaced or cleaned. And of course
they can be replaced by solid state switches and VCAs, but these
are not perfect either.
A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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