AUDIO PRODUCTION ELEMENTS
Audio productions usually involve SOUND SOURCES (instruments or singers and microphones or even devices with sound output plugs), PROCESSING (procedures and gear to affect and improve sounds), STORING SOUNDS (on tape or as a computer file), COMBINING SOUNDS (creatively combining sounds though a Mixing Board and affecting the combined sound), and FINAL OUTPUT preparation.
Analog and Digital Productions use the same elements and processes. Digital programs combine many of the different elements into a single package. The same computer program that is functioning as a tape recorder will also function as the mixing board and the guitar amp. You can even edit your sounds and move elements around within the very same computer program. Instead of using cables to physically connect tape machine outputs to mixing board inputs you can use input and output drop-down menus on each channel and select your source and destination.