I'm kind of confused. Don't know much about recording/mastering.
I understand that 'theoretically' vinyl/analog is supposed to be 'better' than digital. From what I understand, digital audio files are something like 'snapshots' of the 'real thing' - that has something to with what 'bitrates' mean i think. I understand, theoretically, vinyl doesn't work like that / it isn't 'snapshots' it is 'real' or something like that.
Here is what confuses me.
Aren't most things today recorded onto computers and then mastered on computers or something like that? So if its recorded on a computer/digital format wouldn't it 'sound better' as a digital recording instead of analog? Or do people still record things in analog / on analog tapes or something like that. Not sure how this works.
Another thing, I did some searches on this topic and I read that sometimes the vinyl version of an album sounds better, sometimes the CD/flac version is better. Is this because of how it was recorded or something? And is there way to tell if something was recorded analog or digital. So confused.