Anaglor Recording Stats

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Where can I find statistics on the use of analog tape from say 1980 to
present. Ideally I'd like to be able to see the percentage of
recordings and know what years saw a decline in use and ho rapid it
was.

I remember an ad in the early 90's that siad "90% of top ten hits are
still recorded to analog tape".

Maybe they just made ths statistic up, but if it's actually tracked,
I'd like to try to find actual statistics.
 
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Mike wrote
>Where can I find statistics on the use of analog tape from say 1980 to
>present. Ideally I'd like to be able to see the percentage of
>recordings and know what years saw a decline in use and ho rapid it
>was.
>
>I remember an ad in the early 90's that siad "90% of top ten hits are
>still recorded to analog tape".
>
>Maybe they just made ths statistic up, but if it's actually tracked,
>I'd like to try to find actual statistics.

Well... Yes did a CD in 1984 that was all digital (computer type stuff).
 
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In article <9b30ebb8.0408021948.2cc56536@posting.google.com> mike@monsterisland.com writes:

> I remember an ad in the early 90's that siad "90% of top ten hits are
> still recorded to analog tape".

It wouldn't be too hard to verify that statistic at the time, though
it might be more difficult to go back to the data today. Such claims
were made by 3M and/or Ampex, the major supplier of analog tape world
wide (Europeans may take exception to this but it's still true), and
all it took was a look at a few months worth of Billboard magazine to
see that indeed the top ten hits were recorded in studios that were
regularly buying large quantities of analog tape.

Today it would be difficult to find sales records of the tape
manufacturers, though it would still be easy enough to look up the top
ten during any period you chose, and if you could find information
about the studio(s) inwhich they were recorded (not too hard to do)
you would likely find that analog tape made an important contribution
to the project, typically as the original multitrack recording.

There were far more analog multitrack recorders in use than digital
multitrack recorders until ProTools took over the work in major
studios, and that's only been in the last half dozen or so years.


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