Table of Contents – Issue 200

Table of Contents  – Issue 200

Written by Frank Doris

It’s Copper’s 200th issue! We’ve had a fantastic run of more than seven years of publishing every two weeks. It’s happened thanks to the incredible talents and efforts of our writers, contributors, artists, and past editorial people. I cannot begin to thank everyone enough.

But after 200 issues, it’s time for a change. Beginning with Issue 201, Copper will become a monthly publication. It will also go in a somewhat different direction, becoming more involved in industry news, interviews with audio industry people, and articles of that nature. 

Because of a variety of personal and professional factors, I need to back off the frenetic pace of the last four years. (Have I really been editor for four years? And that doesn’t count all the other stuff I’ve been doing.) The new Copper format will be less demanding on my time, while enabling me to still oversee the magazine, and remain an all-around goodwill ambassador for the audio industry.

I thank every reader of this publication with the deepest and most heartfelt feeling. Your participation with Copper means a great deal to me, and to all of us.

In this issue: Russ Welton interviews composer/musician Steve Thompson of 1201_Alarm, a band whose album is about to be the first-ever sent to the Moon. I list 200 of my favorite songs, and cover Octave Records’ latest, The Art of Hi-Fi Volume 03: Percussion. Wayne Robins reviews the recently published Steely Dan book, Quantum Criminals. Tom Lane asks: can one year in music change your life? Ray Chelstowski talks with music and entertainment pioneers Deko Entertainment. Jay Jay French finds an audio bargain in the Vanatoo Transparent Encore One+ desktop speaker system.

Rich Isaacs covers the 2023 California Audio Show, and Harris Fogel has a photo essay on T.H.E. Show 2023. Howard Kneller has a look From The Listening Chair at the Synergistic Research Network Router UEF. We present the first installment in PMA Magazine’s series, Treasures from the Vinyl Vault, by Claude Lemaire. J.I. Agnew wraps up his series on how records are made. Ken Kessler revisits his reel-to-reel roots. Anne E. Johnson digs the music of Miles Davis. John Seetoo concludes his interview with June Millington of pioneering female rock group Fanny. We wrap up the issue by getting into the groove, listening to future sounds, ending the tape, and viewing a Halloween head shot.

Contributors to this issue: J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Frank Doris, Harris Fogel, Jay Jay French, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Ken Kessler, Howard Kneller, Tom Lane, Claude Lemaire, Wayne Robins, James Schrimpf, John Seetoo, Russ Welton, Peter Xeni, James Whitworth

Frank Doris

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