April 26th, 2021

Found inside a fortune cookie: "Because of your melodic nature, the moonlight never misses an appointment." Well, OK then! I try not to miss any either.

in this issue: Ray Chelstowski has a heart-to-heart talk with Ann Wilson. Tom Gibbs tells you what you need to know about ripping DSD from SACD (yes, it can be done). Russ Welton interviews guitarist, historian and author Paul Brett, and wraps up his interview with Yamaha UK. WL Woodward gets hit by the Wrecking Crew. J.I. Agnew continues his series on classic tape machines with a look at the Ampex ATR Series. B. Jan Montana tells a tale of camaraderie. Don Lindich encounters the legendary London “Decca” Super Gold phono cartridge.

John Seetoo looks back at the Wild West days of 1980s digital film sound. Ray profiles Deko Entertainment, a company that knows legacy rock artists are still vital. Rudy Radelic begins a series on the jazz side of Henry Mancini. I review a metal record – literally, a DMM dubplate from Stockfisch Records made of copper-plated steel. Anne E. Johnson covers the career of country music pioneer Roy Acuff and picks eight great tracks from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins. Ken Sander hangs with David Crosby and Jethro Tull. Peter Xeni flies with unconscious power, James Whitworth shreds, Audio Anthropology gets tangled up in 8-track and our Parting Shot has growth potential.

Deko Entertainment: Moving Rock’s Legacy Forward

When Gene Simmons of the band KISS said that “Rock…

Copper Listens to Copper: Stockfisch Records’ DMM Dubplate Vol. 1

Stockfisch Records is an audiophile label established in Germany in…

Heart’s Ann Wilson: Wandering Through the Wonder

For a musical genre known to favor male vocalists, there…

The Jazz Side of Henry Mancini, Part One

Among the first records I played as a toddler were…

The Marrakesh Express and Other Journeys

We walk into the control room and only record label…

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

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

Unconscious Power

Holes in the Story

The 8-Track Mind

  A shrine to 8-track tape! Taken at The Telegraph…

Our Staff

Staff Writers: J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, Jay Jay…

Roy Acuff: Country Music Originator

It’s fair to say that singer Roy Acuff was one…

The Giants of Tape, Part Two

    Ampex doesn’t really need much of an introduction.…

The Wrecking Crew: The Legends Behind the Hits

In 1966 Sonny and Cher were recording a song with…

Sonny Rollins: Tenor Colossus

Known as the Saxophone Colossus, tenor sax master Sonny Rollins…

Down the Rabbit Hole of SACD Ripping and DSD Extraction

I’m a firm believer in fair use when it comes…

Paul Brett: Guitarist, Designer and Collector of Rare Instruments

Paul Brett is a renowned guitarist, performer and recording artist.…

The Yamaha Influence, Part Two

In Part One (Issue 134), we looked at Yamaha as…

Camaraderie

We called him Brother Crawford because that was the protocol…

London “Decca” Cartridges: Unique Design, Timeless Quality

Decca cartridges are unique transducers with quite a bit of…

Reclamation Project

A commercial building in Lake City, Minnesota, near the Mississippi…
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