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Digital Sounds – New Technologies and Sonic Heritage (Roma 18-20 settembre 2019)

Digital Sounds – New Technologies and Sonic Heritage

The digitalization fundamentally changes our understanding and perception of music and sound. Until the late 19th century the primary form of making sounds reproducible was through notation. By the early 20th century technological advances had eventually led to the capturing of music and sounds with ever greater precision and better quality, making recordings not only available to a larger audience but also retrievable on demand. The latest step in this development is the introduction of digital recording systems in the 1970s, which came to revolutionize the music market—first with the Compact Disc and later with MP3 and other audio formats.

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