Issue 55

Opening Salvo: Happy Passover/Easter/April Fools' Day!
Welcome to Copper #55! It's a little odd when holidays come in clumps of threes---but then, I'm not sure if...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Daughters, Part 2
Talk about in medias res. In “Daughters, Part 1” we stopped virtually mid-sentence after introducing Milica Djordjević (b. 1984), Serbian...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: My Helios
I’ve been asked a couple times about the recording / mixing console I own (with a friend). So I thought...
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The Audio Cynic: How Do You Know When To Quit?
No, don't worry---I'm not planning on retiring any time soon. It just ain't an option. Besides which, I'm having fun---...
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Quibbles and Bits: Much Ado About Nothing
Sometimes the dumbest questions can be the toughest ones to answer.  Take this one, for example: “What does space look...
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Twisted Systems: A Very Twisted Tower Tale
The response to my tone control/ equalizer article brought out the inner fight in many of you. I would hope...
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Vintage Whine: Vintage Voltage: A Photo Feature
Researching and writing theoretical and historical pieces is a lot of work, and can get a little dry. As a...
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Music'al Notes: Macy's
“What did you say to Mr. Segal?” My boss grabbed my arm and pulled me aside. “Who’s Mr. Segal?” I...
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... And Indie for All: The F16s
Chennai, capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southeastern coastline, is home to the five men who...
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Music to My Ears: Charlie Patton: Father of the Delta Blues
It’s June 1929.  A young man in his early thirties takes the long train ride, 750 miles, from Jackson, Mississippi,...
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Industry News: Stereophile, What Hi-Fi? Sold
Consolidation in the publishing world is nothing new, but it is nonetheless an odd coincidence when the sales of two...
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The Copper Interview: Lalo Schifrin
Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, composer Lalo Schifrin has had an incredibly diverse career over the past six decades.  With...
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Featured: Cables: Speaker Cable Design, Part 1
In this series, we've discussed the basics of audio cable design (Part 1 Part 2 Part 3), RCA and XLR interconnect design,...
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Featured: I. Don't. Know.
I’ve been involved in theater most of my life—my parents ran an amateur English theater group, performing everything from David...
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