Steve Just wondering if you believe that the improvements in digital production over the years - particularly from the mid 90s are largely due to implementation, rather than the physical ADC chain? The reason I ask is that with vinyl production (which in my view is a lot more challenging in terms of required skill and experience) has had decades of learning evoloution with people such as yourself having decades of accumulated knowledge, whereas digital was still in its infancy. It is an art which is slowly being lost with many talented producers retiring or passing away. It also depends on the type of music as the classical genre seems to have largely got it right even from the very early days. I haven't been involved with any studios for a long time but still keep in touch with some friends in the industry. These days none of us can tell the difference between a well implemented digital copy from either an analogue or digital reference, though with the former you can sometimes hear more of the hiss and the mixing sounds more pronounced.