I've seen this mentioned on and off various places, but I can't remember there being an actual discussion about the merits of digital and analog recordings. I'm curious which technique is preferred by most. I would much rather have scores recorded in analog. Digital is certainly cleaner, but I don't necessarily think that's a positive. It's too sterile, much like the current trend of recording musicians separately to mix it better. It's meant to be played as a group, and will always sound better as a group. It's ridiculous to try and make the music between sections perfectly mixed. To my ears, the sound is richer and more real in analog recordings -- specifically in the strings and woodwinds. It's imperfect and it's better because of that. Thoughts?