Issue 36

Opening Salvo: Across the Chronographic Divide
Welcome to Copper #36! I recently crossed the Continental Divide, twice...going west, then coming back home, going east. And now...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Guitar Madness
Ah, but none dare call it madness. We’re speaking of the classical guitar, to which milder epithets appropriately apply. How...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Whistling Down the Wire
Paul McGowan’s recent column brought something to mind that I’ve been thinking about a bit lately. Wires --- and the nightmare...
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The Audio Cynic: They Have to Hear It to Want It
Following last issue's column on audio evangelism,  I've spent a lot of time pondering the requirements of that role. I...
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Quibbles and Bits: The Thrill of the Chase
I had a friend named Steve (not his real name). He was originally my financial adviser, and at one time...
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Twisted Systems: 1967: The Year Rock 'n' Roll Became Rock
To all my readers; I will be taking the summer off but this last article was truly a labor of...
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Vintage Whine: Horns, Part 5
In response to last issue's installment, a reader quite accurately pointed out that I'd skipped over RCA's substantial contribution to...
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... And Indie for All: Little Simz
The male stars (read: practically all the stars) of rap music have not done much to encourage women’s equality. How’s...
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Music to My Ears: We're All Bozos On This Bus
(sound of thunder in the distance..the only sound in the jungle besides the smoking No Smoking sign outside the 7-11. ...
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Something Old / Something New: Benjamin Booker
Album: Witness Artist: Benjamin Booker 33 RPM – 1 LP Limited Blue Edition Release: ATO Records, June, 2017 Benjamin Booker's Witness...
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Industry News: Spotify: Bigger User Base, Bigger Losses
[Spotify has not issued a press-release on several recent developments which I feel are important, and of interest to the...
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The Copper Interview: Steve Hoffman, Part 1
Steve Hoffman is one of the most highly-regarded  mastering engineers in the recording industry, and his discography is a microcosm...
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Featured: EQ, DSP, & You:
A Cautionary Tale
Some of this info was presented in the Copper Subwoofery series. But it was buried within lots of set-up details,...
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Fiction: Change of Title
Hap Nielsen pulled his pickup off the rural highway onto a dirt road that angled off into trees, and parked...
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Parting Shot: The Rope and the Sea
Somewhere in the Caribbean....