We could write a book about that. When you watch a movie - you are seeing approximately 30 still pictures per second. Your eyes are fooled into seeing a continuous image. However, you can always tell the difference between the real thing and a movie of the real thing. This is similar to digital audio, where sound is chopped up into samples (instantaneous numerical representations of the strength of a sound). When the samples are reassembled by digital to analog converters, a sound can be heard as a representation of the original sound - today with quite good results. In an analog musical circuit, the electrons move analogously to the sound you hear - just as a guitar string vibrates - ultimately to produce the sound you hear. The big deal about this is in specialized applications, such as an electronic musical instruments or amplifiers - where the musician interacts closely with the sound and feel of an instrument. Analog instruments have a particular sound and feel that hasn't been duplicated and is MUSICALLY DESIRABLE.
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- Can I transfer my instrument registration to another person if I sell it?
- Is it pronounced Mooooooog or Mogue?
- Why am I getting no sound out of my Moog synth?
- Where can I get my vintage Moog repaired?
- Where can I buy Moog Synthesizers?
- What's the difference between analog and digital sound?
- Can I tour the Moog Factory?
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- What is Moog's Standard Warranty?