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Home Recording for Beginners by Geoffrey Francis

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Chapter 2. The 30-Day Foundation Course

The last few decades have witnessed an extraordinary rate of technological change. Today you are likely to see working side by side in the same studio people who have 20 or 30 years of experience in recording with analog tape and people whose only exposure to this technology is through a book or a museum visit.

Day 1: Digital Audio and Home Recording

In this first lesson, you will be introduced to the most basic of concepts of what digital recording is, together with a very basic overview of what steps are involved.

You probably already know that sound is made up of a series of waveforms. With analog (tape) recording, these waves form a continuous stream. With digital recording, however, the sound is captured ...

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