Issue 33

Opening Salvo: On the Road Again....
As you read this, I'll have just returned from the  Munich  High End show, the largest audio show in the world....
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Classical Concept Albums
They're baack. Concept albums, that is, those packages that attempt—with varying degrees of success—to offer works that complement, complete, and...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: 96,000 People Can't Be That Wrong
As I write this, I’m listening to the early Flying Burrito Brothers. I love this stuff. I first got “turned...
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The Audio Cynic: Why Do We Even CARE??
After a zillion years in this business, you'd think I'd have a sense of just how disconnected the audio biz...
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Quibbles and Bits: Sample Rate Conversion
Question:  How does sample rate conversion work?  I get asked this often, and the answer, like all things pertaining to...
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Twisted Systems: Audio Retales
Visits Long Island
Robin Williams famously once said that “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you that you're making too much money!” Well...the...
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Behind the Glass: Talent Swarm
I've seen so many musicians play music in my life. Being the son of a composer and maestro meant that...
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Vintage Whine: Horns, Part 2
In our last issue we looked at the historical and physical forebears of horn loudspeakers. Horns---either actual animal horns or...
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... And Indie for All: Pura Fe'
No artist springs fully formed into the world. Being creative is a kinetic state, shifting constantly, and not always in...
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Something Old / Something New: Caldara
For a composer not celebrating a round-numbered anniversary of his birth or death, Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) sure is getting a...
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Industry News: More Upheaval at Sears and Texting Music
Sears Holdings Corporation Chairman and CEO: “We Are Fighting Like Hell” May 11, 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders [This is...
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The Copper Interview: Chad Kassem
Chad Kassem is the founder and owner of a number of businesses: Acoustic Sounds, Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez, APO Records, Blue...
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Featured: The Return of Even More Neglected Artists!
Due to a “senior moment,” I missed the “thirties” in my running series of overlooked artists. As my fellow senior...
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In My Room: Zen and the Art of Speaker Building
Most of us squander far too much of our time engaged in "self-talk". Our minds are continually preoccupied with "what...
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Parting Shot: Spring is in the Air
Sometimes our own backyards are too picture postcard-perfect to resist.