Digital and Analog music differences
Here is a good article about Digital and Analog music by Recording Connection.
The question of analog vs. digital audio is one of the more hotly debated questions in the world of music, film and media today. Does digital sound better? Does analog sound better? Is there even a noticeable difference?
It’s impossible to understand the difference completely without understanding what distinguishes analog audio from digital audio. A full discussion of these terms is best left to your curriculum and discussions with your mentor in the studio. For now, though, here’s a brief explanation of what these two words mean, and the differences between them.
This Video goes some of the basics of Song Director. Sorting, The Find button, Filtering records, Cataloging, inserting and finding information about your songs, Using the main Grid screen. The Help Menu, and much more.
Digital audio recordings are great until you try to sort through thousands of them to make sense of it all. Fortunately Song Director music catalog software is here to help. As well as being a music player to play the songs the way you want them to be played.
Below is a great article about digital audio recordings:
The death and life of digital audio
By Jonathan Sterne
For many years now, critics have written of digital audio recording – in its myriad formats – as less ‘live’ or less ‘natural’ than analogue recording. By implication, these critics suggest
that digital audio is closer to death. Taking the metaphysical assumptions behind such claims as its starting point, this essay analyses three key elements of digital audio:
temporality, definition and mobility. By troubling the notion of time as a continuous linear flow, and by troubling the idea that all analogue media share this continuity with ‘natural’
time, it is argued that digital recordings have as legitimate a claim on sonic experience as their analogue counterparts. The argument about experience extends into a consideration
of the problem of sonic ‘definition’: the range of possible pitches and volumes in a given recording. Higher definition does not necessarily make a recording more lifelike. Finally, the contexts in which recordings are generally heard today mitigate against the idea that
they must aim to perfectly reproduce a live performance. Rather, their liveliness should be judged by the degree to and manner in which the recordings themselves circulate. Judged
by their social lives, rather than by a dubious metaphysics, digital recordings are at least as lively as analogue recordings ever were.
The best music management software. Providing a Music database of your songs. Song Director for Windows can manage and play all your iTunes files in a easy way. Song Director can also replace iTunes for many functions.
Below is a good article for all you iTunes users out there:
Mastered for iTunes:
by the Apple Corporation:
Whether you’re a major label or a small indie, you provide the most important ingredient for iTunes—the music itself. It’s our job to faithfully and accurately deliver your songs and albums to fans around the world exactly as you intend them to be
heard. We’ve designed our tools to facilitate the best possible results, ones that live up to your highest standards for music available on the iTunes Store. To achieve this transparency, you need tools and technologies from us to ensure delivery of the highest
quality master recordings possible into our ecosystem. With over 315 million iOS devices.
Song Director Music database player software. The best software for organizing and playing your music files.
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Song Director can manage and keep track of all your music files. It can catalog, sort, organize, and play all digital music files.
Song Director Software will automatically enter all your digital audio files into a database for easy cataloguing, sorting, and organization. Song Director is also a music player allowing you to create playlists of songs. Download Song Director now for free!
Here is a good aticle on lossless audio compression
Although lossless audio compression is not
likely to become a dominating technology,
it may become a useful complement to lossy compression
algorithms in some applications. This is because,
as we will see, lossless compression algorithms rarely obtain
a compression ratio larger than 3:1, while lossy compression
algorithms allow compression ratios to range up
to 12:1 and higher. For lossy algorithms, the higher the
compression ratio becomes, the lower the resulting final
audio quality, but when the lowest possible data rate is required,
lossy techniques are the only alternative.
However, lossless audio
coding of stereo CD quality digital audio
signals sampled at 44.1 kHz and
quantized to 16 bits could become an essential
technology for digital music distribution over the
Internet because some consumers will want to acquire the
best possible quality of an audio recording for their
high-fidelity stereo system. Lossy audio compression
technologies such as MPEG or MP3 may not be acceptable
for this application.
Computer Recording Software Explained
Here is a good article about recording software I thought would be good to share
Computer recording software is perhaps the most difficult part of home recording. There are so many audio recording programs available. They all do the same thing, or do they? And how do they work – how to use them? (Further down on this page.) Don’t worry, we’re about to find out. This page is designed to help you figure out what you need.
In short, computer recording software translates between you and your audio. It lets you do stuff with it. It mixes it. It applies processing to the audio. The audio recording program will work between you (with the screen, keyboard, and mouse) and your audio recording interface. It takes the sound from your audio inputs and records it to hard disk.
Choosing computer recording software
There are many ways for music recording software to look, or design the user interface. Various programs aim for different functions. Some are designed for maximum midi integration. Others work well with loops or creating music through small samples that are repeated. When you look at the big players, they do it all.
In my opinion, if you are serious about recording, and want something that will serve you well, you will eventually go with a bigger computer recording software package. It’s not worth it to keep trying to limp along on something that limits your creativity and makes you spend time on non-musical things.
But because you must get started somewhere, here are my free recording software suggestions. My advice? Use them to get a feel for things, then move on to a demo of a better product.