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Re: History of Looping and Sampling, something I read as being deficient

You might as well add in there, How can one invent perpetual motion to that
list. Good luck on your quest for information.
Jeff Collins
-----Original Message-----
From: matthew hahn <esker@mail.utexas.edu>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Thursday, April 16, 1998 7:53 PM
Subject: History of Looping and Sampling, something I read as being

>I have read Looper Delight's history of looping, I have read a couple
>book's dissections of sampling and looping, I have read magazines ideas of
>the history of looping and sampling
>and none of them give a succinct version of what technologies when
>converged created sampling and looping?
>What I want to know is how did we go digital, I've learned that A/D
>converters translate analog to digital, but as to what these devices are, 
>want to understand better just in general.  It seems to me that what it is
>is that you can send an electric guitar's analog signal through an analog
>line, to
>a digital device whose A/D converter changes it into digital.
>But maybe there's more to it, for example how did it happen, to digital
>audio?  What did the audiotape serve to influence uses of digital?  What
>besides the Altair were the first important uses of digital music either
>plugged in or via computer language, and how did the plug in side come
>about.  THat seems paramount to me because without original creation of
>analog signals developed, digital sounds while in theory can be created,
>they would not relate so well to what many want to hear.
>Thanks for humoring me, if you would answer (;