Ever notice how most analog vs. digital
battles discussions boil down to two basic questions?
1. Can digital sound as good as analog?
2. What are the practical benefits of digital?
They’re good questions, but they tend to overshadow another important (and probably more interesting) topic: What are the musical benefits of digital?
Everyone loves great analog guitar sounds. But there’s lots of cool stuff that you can only do in digital. Here are a few of the ones I enjoy.
A partial list of the strictly digital sounds and techniques heard here:
Hey, I’m totally guilty of fostering simplistic analog vs. digital arguments. After all, I launched this blog over a year ago with an Amps vs. Models listening contest. (The prizes have long since been claimed, but you can still take the test.) But maybe we should spend a little less time arguing about how faithfully that amp model mimics the sound of an amp from 1965, and a little more time exploring the cool and meaningful musical applications of post-analog tone production?