Issue 100

Opening Salvo: One Hundred Issues and Counting!
This holiday season marks a major milestone for the magazine – the 100th issue of Copper! I’m thrilled to be...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Rarities and Remembrances
This TMT will appear in Copper #100 on December 16, 2019. Happy Anniversary to Copper and to all the fine...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Sound of Microphones, Redux
Specifically, Neumann LDCs, or large diaphragm condensers. You know how they sound. Everybody knows how they sound. They’re the most...
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Quibbles and Bits: Contemplating Eternity
When I first started writing for Copper, my mandate was to write about digital audio. Frankly, I wasn’t sure how...
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Twisted Systems: Bob Dylan at the Beacon Theater, November 27, 2019
All Along the Mayflower Bob Dylan at the Beacon Theater, November 27, 2019 I am still on a writing sabbatical...
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Music'al Notes: Erna
As some readers may have noticed, the tales I write are stories of my life. Some of them, including the...
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Off the Charts: Talking Heads: This Ain't No Fooling Around
Recently I had the pleasure of seeing the live show David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway (more on that later),...
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Revolutions Per Minute: Variations on a Theme of 1/4-Inch Tape
In our previous episode, we had a look at the history of magnetic recording. This time, I shall focus specifically...
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True-Life Radio Tales: KRIZ-AM Phoenix, "Rockin' In the Valley of the Sun"
In 1973 Phoenix was hard for me to figure. Didn't seem to be much there there. Soon after I arrived in...
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Music to My Ears: The Gift
My dear wife Diana is one of those who begin buying Christmas presents in April. Yes I know it's annoying....
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Something Old / Something New: Guillaume Dufay
In the days when Jan Van Eyck and his ilk were painting lush portraits and still lifes in the Netherlands,...
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To Be Determined: Looking to the Future, Revisiting the Past
With this issue we celebrate Copper Magazine’s 100th issue, which is quite a milestone of success for any publication. Here’s...
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The Copper Interview: John Meyer, Part Two
To recap from Part One (Issue 99): John Meyer is a pioneer in the field of sound reinforcement. Meyer Sound...
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Featured: New York Audio Show 2019 Report: Part Two
Part One of this report appeared in Issue 99. As noted in that installment: I don’t make definitive sonic judgments...
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Featured: Celebrating Cartoon Bob
Our Bob D’Amico aka Cartoon Bob has been with Copper since the first issue was minted. He was profiled in...
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Audio Anthropology: It's Hip to be Square
[caption id="attachment_122468" align="aligncenter" width="500"] I'll bet this amplifier sounds good! From Radio-TV Experimenter, Spring 1961.[/caption]
Parting Shot: Jewel of California
La Jolla Cove, California. B. Jan Montana drove his 1931 Cadillac V-16 here during the 2019 Concours d'Elegance.