Live or Memorex? (working title) - Stephen Mallinder book chapter for Live Music in Digital Culture (pub 2013)
For musicians, producers and sound-recordists the shift from analogue to digital cultures has been an incremental process. Early industry innovations and the availability of relatively cheap music and recording technology have meant that musicians can be seen as early adopters (adaptors) in the digital revolution.
How audio is captured, manipulated and presented in digital form has offered a fundamental shift in our perception of sound. If this is the case has there been a consequential loss of past processes, skills and understandings of the pre-digital?
This chapter looks to the thoughts and experiences musicians and sound-recordists to assess what it means to stay analogue or be digital.
Comparing and contrasting ‘analogue’ and ‘digital’ in auditory terms could you respond to whichever of these questions, or propositions, you feel most appropriate.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ANSWER AS MANY (OR FEW) QUESTIONS AS YOU WISH.
THE AIM IS TO SHARE YOUR OPINIONS AND EXPERIENCES
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