The Analog to Digital Conversion Process | The Grumpy Old Techie

Hi I am Arnold Greyling from Johannesburg in South Africa. This is my peer review assignment for week 2 of the Introduction To Music Production course at Coursera.org. I will be discussing the Analog to Digital Conversion Process. Introduction Analog to Digital conversion is converting a physical value (voltage) to a digital value that represents that physical value. The following aspects of the Analog to Digital Conversion Process will be covered: Representation of data in a computer and Word Length Choosing the correct word length Sampling Frequency Choosing your Sampling Frequency The Analog to Digital Conversion Process is also known as sampling. Representation of data in a computer Data is always represented in a computer as a collection of binary bits. A bit represents a value of "0" or "1". The bits are combined into bytes or words representing numeric values. A byte is normally understood as 8 bits. A word may have different lengths and the number of values that can be