Audio Technology / A/D conversion and digital audio signal transfer / Audio digitization workflow...

Audio digitization workflow:

  1. Prepare the analog original (use appropriate techniques, such as tone callibration, restoration, baking, etc.)
  2. Route the signal through a mixing board AUX send/return or Channel insert/return into a compressor/limiter - only for "soft" tapes with significant amplitude variability.
  3. Send the signal to a stand-alone A/D converter
  4. Send the digital audio data stream to a PCI capture card via AES/EBU or S/PDIF
  5. Make 2 CD-ROM (ISO standard) copies of the master file
  6. Initiate script to process and move the "working" audio files into the digital repository.

The batch script may inlude: