The debate over the analog versus digital recording methods and which one is better has been going on since the beginning of digital recording — and even though we are well into the digital recording era, the debate rages on. To show skeptics how good digital recording can be, Digidesign has
issued a challenge
— can you tell the difference?
Digidesign mixed the same song twice — once on a large format analog console and the other completely in Pro Tools without any analog gear at all. The challenge is to see if you can tell which mix is analog and which one is done in Pro Tools.
It may sound easy, but you may find it more difficult than you think. After listening to the mixes, answer the questions on the bottom of the page to find out how you did.