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The Ultimate Digital Music Guide: The Best Way to Store, Organize, and Play Digital Music by Michael Miller

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Chapter 3. How Digital Music Works

From Edison’s first crude recordings, musicians and engineers have strived to accurately reproduce musical performances, using whatever technology was state-of-the-art at the time. Technology today has progressed to the point that we can create an exact digital copy of the original performance, which Edison could only dream of.

The journey from tin-foil and wax recordings to streaming a series of digital 1s and 0s over the Internet is an interesting one, and one that’s important to the understanding of how digital music works today.

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