Issue 50

Opening Salvo: We're Golden!
Welcome to Copper #50! It's hard to believe we've reached our 50th issue---and thanks to all of you for supporting...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Voices
  Whenever people talk seriously about recorded music, sooner or later the matter of scale comes up. Some musics and...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: What Is a Bass? Part 4: Electronic Guitars
I want to wrap up this attempt to answer the question of what goes into a bass (a question only...
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The Audio Cynic: Last Call
I've written about CES several times in Copper, starting in our inaugural issue ("I Am So Over CES", the very...
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Quibbles and Bits: "The Japanese Beethoven"
Modern popular music differs most significantly from classical music in that the original performance is considered to be the definitive...
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Twisted Systems: The Final Countdown!
We've arrived at the finals of the '67 Psychedelic Shoot-out!!! There was no way of knowing how this whole exercise...
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Vintage Whine: Equal Time
In Copper #48 I began the perusal of a hefty box of old issues of The Absolute Sound, kindly sent...
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Music'al Notes: Jazz
“God bless you honey, God bless you”, said Alberta Hunter to my mother. Greenwich Village in the seventies was dirty...
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... And Indie for All: Yellow Light Machine
When you hear the word “indie,” you probably think of New York. Or Toronto. Maybe Seattle. Even Reykjavik. But what...
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Music to My Ears: The River Runs Through It: Rick Hall
Trains and rivers run through America like blood brooding through the veins of a thoroughbred.   There are few things more...
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Something Old / Something New: Mozart Chamber Music
Mozart’s string quartets and sonatas are deservedly adored members of the classical canon. But he wrote many other genres of...
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Industry News: Qobuz Comes to the US; Circuit City Returns?
If CES is good for nothing else, it's good for generating press-releases. As we can read in the press-release that...
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The Copper Interview: Tom Fine, Part 2
[Tom Fine is an archival/recording/mastering engineer, and if if his name sounds familiar, it's likely because he's the son of...
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Featured: Cables: Time is of the Essence, Part 3
[We began this series of articles by Belden engineer Galen Gareis in Copper #48 , and continued it in Copper #49....
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