Issue 54

Opening Salvo: Happy St. Pat's!
Welcome to Copper #54! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! ---which is allegedly, "St. Patrick's Day Blessing Upon You!" in Gaelic. My middle...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Violin + Orchestra, Part 1
Our story begins with Beethoven. (What else is new?) His Violin Concerto (1806) especially, because it’s the poster child for...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Sandwiches of You
A couple issues back, discussing the NAMM convention, I mentioned Kevin Godley and Lol Creme in the context of their...
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The Audio Cynic: This... Is Not That
There's a term that both guides and haunts any human involved in marketing or selling not just audio, but...well, anything,...
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Quibbles and Bits: That Whose Name May Not Be Spoken
In every corner of life there are guilty secrets, ancient truths that are never discussed, arcane knowledge that must be...
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Twisted Systems: We Don't Need No Education...We Don't Need No Tone Controls...
Well, you will soon see that I disagree with that opening title but before I get into the next audio...
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Vintage Whine: Speakers Are Exhausting
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." For engineers, Newton's Third Law of Motion is both blessing...
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Music'al Notes: Dickens
“You're going to see that wee, fat conceited bastard?” said the owner. “Why?” On one of my many trips to...
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... And Indie for All: Be Steadwell
Every time she opens her mouth to sing, Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter Be Steadwell exudes calm and strength. As devoted to...
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Music to My Ears: Rock This Town: Rockabilly, Part 2
During the 1960’s rockabilly was mainly heard on the nostalgia tours.  Wanda Jackson, the ‘First Lady of Rockabilly’ had a...
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Something Old / Something New: Unusual Madrigals
“Madrigal” is one of those words that showed up in European music under vague circumstances, then stuck around long enough...
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Industry News: Spotify Files for IPO; Tower Records Founder Dies
Back in Copper #36, we looked at the financial state of Spotify. The short story was that the number of...
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The Copper Interview: Audio Fidelity: Bobby Palomino of The Teemates, Part 2
[After the advent of the British invasion, pioneering audiophile label Audio Fidelity  took a crack at the teen market with...
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Featured: Cables: XLR Interconnect Design
In the previous article in this series, we discussed the design of an RCA interconnect, and how it’s important to...
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