ANALOG

"We’ve already lost a shitload of knowledge
about analog audio, which is a shame." -Nils Frahm
Many Say "Analog Just Sounds Better"
If You Really Look Into How We, As Humans, Process Sound,
The Story Gets A Bit More Interesting
~Check This Stuff Out~ 
How Our Brains Process Music

 

D g tal aud o is li e re d ng a wo d or se tence wi h m ssi g let ers (Scheps)
Andrew Scheps: "Lost in Translation: Audio Quality in Streaming 
 
There is information missing from digital audio.
How do our brains handle that? 
In order for our brains to recreate a digitized sound, our brains "fill in the blanks".
It is important to note that digital waveforms are "slices" of an original sound or waveform, this is what creates the square wave. These "slices" are referred to as the sample rate. A CD will have a sample rate of 44100hz or 44100 "slices" per second of audio. In digital photography, you could compare this to resolution.
 
Your Brain On Music
University of Central Florida
Dr. Diamond explains, digital audio affects our life force.
Human Stress Provoked By Digitized Recordings

"To me, as to Pythagoras, music is not mere entertainment or amusement (the absence of the muse), but therapy. It is one of the most potent modalities that exists for actuating what the Greeks called thymos, what Hippocrates called the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power that exists within us all: Life Energy.

 

There are still many cultures in which there has been no divorce between music and healing. For example, in many so-called primitive societies, the healing shaman is nearly always a musician, and music and incantation are as important as all the other aspects of his profession. The only vestige we see of this in our society is the use of music in religious ceremonies, a custom which dates back to a time before the separation in our society of medicine and religion. Thus throughout the centuries and today, over and above the usual satisfaction or the more physical enjoyment we may derive from music, there is another quality, and it is this other quality, this Life Energy enhancing quality to which I have devoted a major part of my research over the years."

~Dr John Diamond, MD

How Our Body 'Listens' to Vibrations​

Also, our bodies feel and sense the vibrations produced around us. 

 
 
A Few More Interesting Articles On Digital Technology:
"Digital Heroin"
&
"From Prince To Ph.D"
Susan Rogers, a PhD in Psychology, having studied Music Cognition & Psychoacoustics and with recording credits such as Prince and David Byrne, is now the Director of Berklee's Music Perception and Cognition laboratory. 
 
She states, "Students who stare at the screen and the waveform are literally suppressing and denying themselves the capacity to listen. They don't need to see the waveform. There's no useful information there, beyond a certain point. When you're listening to a performance, you need to see the levels, and you need to see the transport controls. But, other than the meters and the transport controls, there's no information there that you need. All the information you need is coming out of the speakers. That's what you should be attending to. It contains the message."