24 TRACK TAPE MACHINE
THE WHO. ERIC CLAPTON. THE EAGLES.
When you think about the iconic records each group released, part of what you remember is the special sound they had. The key to the warm, full, and cohesive sound of those records was analogue recording. Nothing sounds better that records tracked directly to tape, and with our MCI JH-24 you can record the same way as Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and all the other Motown legends did all those years ago. With the popularity of vinyl LP’s on the rise, its clear that more and more people are (re)discovering the magic of analog. Let us know when you’re ready for the true analog experience and we’ll get the reels turnin’ for you!
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANALOG AND DIGITAL RECORDING
Imagine the space between the numbers 1 and 2. There are an infinite number of intermediate values between those two numbers: 1.1, 1.562, 1.9999, 1.000023, etc… With analog recording we are able to capture and represent every possible value in a smooth and continuous manner. With digital recording, we essentially take “snapshots” of our audio signal at a very quick rate (a.k.a. the ‘sample rate’). Think of it like this:
Analog recording gives us a true sonic representation of your recordings, while digital recording takes your sound and translates it into computer bits and bytes. The difference, of course, is a bit more nuanced and the audible differences between analog and digital recording is another debate entirely. However, the smooth and uninterrupted signal that analog delivers lead many to perceive a tonal warmth and fullness that only true analog recording can produce.