The main focus of the chapter was digital audio, how it's converted from an analog signal, what sample rate and bit depth are, and how the technologies have developed over the years. However, after George & I were finished reviewing the chapter quiz, we decided to sample a vinyl copy of Isaac Haye's record Don't Let Go on his Numark turntable. We then recorded the tracks through a Tascam CD-R recorder and then loaded the CD into his computer to sample in Pro Tools. Once the songs were loaded into Pro Tools, we found the snippets of sound I wanted to sample from each song and saved them to my USB drive. It took about roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes to do all of this, and while there was some mild frustration, it was rewarding and very helpful. I now have a greater understanding of how to sample from vinyl now as well as how an analog signal is converted into a digital one.
Dominic Baricevic — Tucson Recording Connection
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