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    Roon Done Right: A User Guide

    Many people think of Roon as a media player or…

    The Dawn of Digital and Film Sound Sync: Tales from the ’80s, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 135), we reviewed the history of…

    How Much Do We Actually Hear When We Listen?

    In March 2021, The Wall Street Journal published an article…

    In a Latin Jazz Bag: The Recordings of Cal Tjader, Part One

    Cal Tjader is a musician I have followed most of…

    Cal Tjader: The Verve Era (1961 – 1968)

    In our first installment of this series, we looked at…

    Ancient Garrard Turntables: Still Relevant Today?

    When I first got into this hobby in the early…

    Ancient Garrard Turntables: Still Relevant Today? Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 139), Adrian Wu outlined a history…

    Cal Tjader, Part Four: The Second Fantasy Records Era

    In Issues 138, 139 and 140, this series covered Cal…

    Notable Analog Recordings. Part One

    I installed a new cartridge on my record player about…

    Cal Tjader, Part Five: The Concord Recordings

    In our last installment (Issue 141), Cal Tjader had wrapped…

    Some Notable Analog Recordings, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 141), Adrian looked at vinyl versus…

    A Visit to Capitol Studios

    “7 Audio Wonders of the World” was a series of…

    Cassette Multitrack Recorders: the Original DIY Studios in a Box

    During the 1960s and 1970s the notion of a personal…

    Moving to Computer Audio: A Comprehensive Overview, Part One

    An Individual Approach to Computer Audio Mention the words “computer…

    Moving to Computer Audio: A Comprehensive Overview, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 144) we looked at the fundamental…

    The Jazz Side of Henry Mancini, Part One

    Among the first records I played as a toddler were…

    Roon Done Right: A User Guide, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 146), we covered the fundamentals of…

    Are Musicians’ Brains Wired Differently?

    It’s not unusual for musicians to be characterized as strange,…

    Phil Keaggy – A Lifetime Of Joyful Noises, Part Five

    Parts One, Two, Three and Four of this series appeared…

    Burt Bacharach: The A&M Years

    Previous installments of our series on Burt Bacharach appeared in…

    Be-Bop Deluxe: Reclaiming a Place In Prog Rock History

    During the 1970s, the UK was fertile ground for some…

    Keeping My Reel-to-Reel Machine Running

    I have enjoyed reading Ken Kessler’s Copper series on reel-to…

    The Two Sides of Billy Preston

    Old-school 45-rpm records have an A- and B-side. The A-side…

    The Murky Landscape of Music Creation and Ownership

    The origins of music are generally linked to mythological, religious,…

    The A&M Records Story, Part One

    The year was 1962. A singer/trumpet player in Los Angeles,…

    The Joys of Monophonic Recordings, Part One

    The development of modern stereophonic recording technique is generally credited…

    Shelby Lynne: An American Original, Part One

    The tale of actress Kim Novak is one of Hollywood’s…

    Shelby Lynne – An American Original, Part Two

    Part One (Issue 163) covered singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne’s career from…

    The Joys of Monophonic Recordings, Part Two

    In my previous article (Issue 162), I discussed the early…

    To Test or Not to Test, That is the Question? Part Two

    In the last installment, I discussed the most quoted test…

    Sensations, Arts and Crafts: Italian Progressive Rock, Part Three

    In this installment, I’ll introduce you to two very different…

    Tales of an Audio Forum Administrator, Part Four

    The final installment in Rudy’s behind-the-scenes series on what it’s…

    How Products Are Made, Part One: Initiation

    We audio people often discuss products of all sorts, whether…

    How Products are Made, Part 2: The Design Process

    In our first installment of this series we looked at…

    Rolling Stone’s Super Bowl Hail Mary Pass

    All of this talk about the new NFL season has…

    Unusual Musical Collaborations and Cameos, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 118) we covered Stevie Wonder and…

    How Products Are Made, Part 3: Validation and Production

    In Part One and Part Two of this series (Issue…

    Todd Rundgren’s Nearly Human

    Over the years, Newport, Rhode Island has been home to…

    Sunset Marquis: When Bob Met Bruce

    I was talking with singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton the other day…

    Truth or Dare

    Hi readers, Frank has kindly asked me if I would…

    Hearing Loss and Audio: Not a Conflict; a Path to a Better Experience

    This article was prompted by a comment Robert made to…

    To Test or Not to Test, That is the Question (Part One)

    How many audiophiles actually perform any form of measurement on…

    Whatever Happened to Honk, Bonk, Boing and Blomp?

    While doing her Stripsody, performer Cathy Berberian expressed herself by…

    Breathing Restored Life Into a Classic Pipe Organ, Round Two

    Calvary Episcopal Church was founded in 1836 and is part…

    To Test or Not to Test, That is the Question, Part Three

    In a previous installment of this series in Issue 126,…

    To Test or Not to Test, That is the Question, Part Four

    In the last two installments of this series, I discussed…

    Mic-Boggling: Sylvia Massy’s Microphone Museum

    Producer, engineer, author and educator – these are just some…

    Inside an Audio Legend: Abbey Road Studios

    Since 1969, the name Abbey Road has become synonymous in…

    To Test, Or Not to Test, Part Five: Vacuum Tubes

    In a previous article in this series (Issue 128), I…

    Cable Design and the Speed of Sound, Part One

    As most audiophiles and readers of this magazine are aware,…

    Cable Design and the Speed of Sound, Part Two

    In Part One of this series (Issue 130), Galen Gareis…

    Open Reel Tape – The Ultimate Analog Source?

    With the advances in digital audio technology of recent years,…

    Cable Design and the Speed of Sound, Part Three

    In Part One of this series (Issue 130), Galen Gareis of ICONOCLAST cables and Belden…

    United Recording Studios: An Industry Legend

    This year’s AES Fall Show 2020 was conducted virtually, due…

    Open Reel Tape: The Ultimate Analog Source? Part Two

    In the previous article in this series (Issue 132), we…

    Open Reel Tape: The Ultimate Analog Source? Part Three

    In Part One and Part Two (Issue 132 and Issue…

    The Dawn of Digital and Film Sound Sync: Tales from the 1980s

    1986 seems like ancient history but at the same time,…
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