Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
I have noticed vinyl has made a big come back in recent years.
But at the same time, many newer vinyl releases were still recorded to digital, so I'm not sure what the point is.
The vinyl puts the analog back in, somewhat.
Basically, you can record analog and transfer to digital, preserving the traits of analog. Or record to digital, and somewhere along the way introduce analog. But the earlier you make the analog step, such as with the basic tracks rather than a finished digital mix, the more old school it will be.
BTW, certain mics have a great warm sound that translates well to digital. Old ribbon mics are a real fave for serious engineers, and make drums sound fabulous.