This question about converting cassette music for an iPod inspired me to ask:
Can the iTunes Match service provided by Apple recognize songs recorded from an analog source, such as recording via analog line-input from a cassette player, an LP turntable, or any other device's line-out .. say, even FM radio?
Has anybody tried a variety of analog sources with iTunes Match? Was there any success, mixed or otherwise, or no success?
What is publicly known about the iTunes Match analysis process or algorithms, and knowing how those may function, is it reasonable to expect that the service would work on an analog recording as well? Other than quality, is there something inherent to music extracted/ripped digitally from a CD that lends itself to easier analysis for matching?
UPDATE: I found this thread at Apple Support communities which contains strong anecdotal evidence that audio recorded from vinyl LP can be matched. I'm still interested in knowing if other sources can be matched as well (cassette, FM radio, etc.)