Unfortunately the external links appear to be sites that only sell things (and do not provide any free, useful information). People looking for these things can probably find them through search engines, TV, etc.-- the companies can pay for advertising there.
Most problematic seem to be the following links. If someone that watches this page wants to defend their being here, they are welcome to discuss this here; if no one bothers, in a week or so I will delete them.
- School of Audio Engineering - Global Portal
- Music Production School - SAE Institute, Byron Bay - Providing Audio Engineering Courses.
- Software for the Digital Studio
Meanwhile I will try to find more useful external link content. Matthew K 17:08, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
I would like to know what insight you can provide about the fact that some companies are once again recording in vinyl due to demand from audiophiles that claim that vinyl provides a warmer sound.Radical man 7 19:09, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
I bought a Zoom H4 Handy Recorder this month, and I'd like to share what I've learned about its operation in recent weeks. I hope this won't violate WP:OR. ;-) --Uncle Ed 01:42, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
http://www.xinglogic.com was added as an external link recently; having an open mind, I looked at the page and reviewed 'about us', 'audio', and 'services' and found nothing that would be of use to a person trying to create wikipedia-licensed audio files. This link is to a company which sells studio time... and in my opinion doesn't belong here. If you have a reason for listing this page which I have overlooked, please comment here. Matthew K 18:36, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
No Sources and Wrong Information
This page has no sources whatsoever. Though I know the topic enough to recognize that it is copied off other web pages, some of it is wrong, like this:
* In 1984, AMS launches the AudioFile — the world’s first commercial hard disk recording system
The world’s first commercial hard disk recording system is variously credited to AMS, EMT, and PPG, but the world’s first commercial hard disk recording system was actually the New England Digital Synclavier II with the (16-bit, up to 50kHz, one track) Sample-to-Disk Option which came out in 1981-82. These other systems have been backdated by telling history falsely, a look at the back panel of any one of them shows interfaces supporting protocols and machines that didn't even exist when the machines are now claimed to have been made, like SCSI, Sony PCM-701, AES/EBU, MADI, and the Sony 9-pin RS-422 protocol. I can't find any web source to source this into this page, and most "sources" on this topic are also wrong. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:36, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Audio or video?
This page looks like it was written with only digital audio in mind and then had digital recording of video tacked on as an afterthought. Digital video recording should be treated more fully here or excised entirely. I made a small attempt to weave video a little better into the text. Binksternet (talk) 15:16, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
can i record
is there an experement to record —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:50, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Ry Cooder's Bop 'Til You Drop or Giorgio Moroder's E=MC2 ?
Are you sure Ry Cooder's Bop 'Til You Drop is the the first digitally recorded album. I thought it was Giorgio Moroder's E=MC2 released in Europe in 1979 ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:06, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Why is HDTV in the timeline?
Digital television broadcasting would belong, perhaps (although it isn't a development of the technique, just a usage of it) but HDTV is totally irrelevant. A HDTV could be driven at full resolution by an analogue signal, it's just a display. I will be removing this in a couple of days if nobody can justify it. I may also make further changes to the timeline, which isn't particularly illuminating in its current state! 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:03, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
History Section Still Not Right
I just removed this laughable garbage from the history section:
- In 1985 Akai announced the 12 track mixer and tape recorder. This tape format used for simultaneously recording 12 tracks of digital audio at once, onto Super VHS magnetic tape - a format similar to that used by consumer VCRs. Recorder used the dbx type II for better head-room.
The 80s (1988 or so) Akai 12-tracks were not only analog, but possibly the worst sounding analog format aside from the Portastudio cassette 4-tracks.
I'd like to raise a question about this next section:
* In 1982, the first digital compact discs are marketed, and New England Digital offers the hard disk recorder (Sample-to-Disk) option on the Synclavier, the first commercial hard disk (HDD) recording system.
It is often said that the Synclavier was the first commercial hard disk recording system, but the way that is worded suggests that there were one or more non-commercial, in-house, or home made hard disk recording systems in use before NED started shipping the Synclavier II Sample-to-Disk Option in great numbers in very early 1982. Aside from the prototype that NED themselves were using in 1981, what were these other systems? I don't know about them, and various claims about their existence are false and I've been able to prove it for the most part, as on the AMS talk page: