There is the 'digital' camp and the 'analog' camp and the 'just give me the best of it' camp. Everyone has an opinion but the truth is... "the best" is expensive to record, mix, master, convert and preserve. Compromises are made for greatness to provide a supply of new music to the audiophile that is 'affordable'. Sadly, most audio engineers compromise the audio at the first stage of recording.. the multitrack. This is an opinionated article by Blue Coast founder, Cookie Marenco.