Analog And Digital Recording

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This quiz tests some basic knowledge of how sound is recorded on analog and digital media.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is analog technology based on?
    • A. 

      The microchip

    • B. 

      The sensor

    • C. 

      The electromagnet

  • 2. 
    How does digital media store information?
    • A. 

      As 1's and 0's

    • B. 

      As an electric current

    • C. 

      As a complete wave

  • 3. 
    What converts a sound wave into an electric signal?
    • A. 

      An MP3

    • B. 

      A microphone

    • C. 

      A cassette

  • 4. 
    Where does the microphone's electric signal go first in an analog device?
    • A. 

      To a tape or record

    • B. 

      To a wire wrapped around a piece of metal

    • C. 

      To a speaker

  • 5. 
    When electricity creates a magnetic field, it's called:
    • A. 

      An electromagnetic spectrum

    • B. 

      Binary

    • C. 

      Electrical induction

  • 6. 
    Where does the microphone's electric signal go first in a digital device?
    • A. 

      To the CD

    • B. 

      Into an analog-to-digital converter (ADC)

    • C. 

      In a digital-to-analog converter (DAC)

  • 7. 
    What does the ADC take from the electrical signal?
    • A. 

      Samples

    • B. 

      The entire wave

    • C. 

      Fidelity

  • 8. 
    What's a major advantage of digital over analog?
    • A. 

      Digital data can be compressed and made really small

    • B. 

      It's cheaper

    • C. 

      It stores a complete sound wave

  • 9. 
    Which is a major disadvantage of digital over analog?
    • A. 

      It costs more

    • B. 

      CD's can degrade, so you need to back them up

    • C. 

      It lasts forever

  • 10. 
    Why do some people still like analog better than digital?
    • A. 

      Analog equipment takes up less space

    • B. 

      Analog equipment is cheaper

    • C. 

      They say it sounds better

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