Why did we steer away from analog recording?
Sure, I may be old school, but know enough to say that capturing disembodied voices with an analog recorder, just works.
Since my absence in the field, I have come back to learn just how much has changed over the years. Don’t misread what I am saying, as there are some amazing new methods, but what happened to analog? Is it the expense, the post-production? Why has it been so abandoned and replaced with things that speak for you now?
These are the questions I ask and want to learn your opinions from. Sure, I am a huge fan and advocate for analog recording, but that is beside the point. The point of it is… IT WORKED! Some of the clearest and most precious captures have come from analog recorders… am I wrong?
I have always had the theory that spirits find it easy to imprint themselves onto magnetic tape. Perhaps the static electricity and magnetic properties are what they can attach themselves to. What are your thoughts on this?
I don’t want to get into a huge discussion over Analog vs. Digital as that is not what is the topic here. We seemed to have lost focus with our roots and I feel we need to take a few steps back and continue developing ways to work with analog. Sure, it is a little more expensive these days, but I feel it’s worth the price to find out the ultimate answer to the question; Is there life after death?
I can’t give an opinion on analog because I got into the field late after the reel to reel and cassette tapes basically got buried forever. Years ago, I explained to you on Haunted Voices how I suspected that all ghosts manifest themselves by changes in the atoms of the air in the location causing them to emit photons that due to electrons in the atoms falling from an excited state back to their ground state. Now in the laws of physics, a magnetic field is always generated perpendicular to an electric field. Hence there has to be a disturbance in the electric field around where a magnetic tape recorder is recording to manifest itself on magnetic tape. My point is that all this phenomenon is generated by EM forces in one way or another. I love listening to the voices captured on tape from Sarah or Alexander Macrae.