March 28th, 2022

    It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of WL “Woody” Woodward, one of Copper’s most beloved writers, and director of operations at PS Audio. His singular writing style and wit were unmistakable. He will be greatly missed.

    A heads up: beginning with Issue 160 on April 11, Copper will be publishing on Sunday rather than Monday mornings. This way everyone will be able to get a jump on reading a new issue on the weekend instead of at the beginning of a busy work week.

    In this issue: I remember Copper’s WL “Woody” Woodward and cover Octave Records’ new Audiophile Masters, Volume V. Ray Chelstowski interviews the Knack’s bassist Prescott Niles about his career and the upcoming Knack live album. Tom Methans meets Frank Sinatra a second time. Jack Flory remembers a day when his musical life changed. J.I. Agnew looks more closely into the workings of a classic Neumann lathe. Anne E. Johnson writes about Everything But the Girl, and eclectic clarinetist Don Byron. B. Jan listens to some relationship advice. Tom Gibbs does some sleuthing and discovers the story of the New York Audio loudspeaker company. Rich Isaacs recommends 10 more outstanding music documentaries.

    Rudy Radelic enjoys his SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1 Plus noise removal unit. Stuart Marvin sees through the murky landscape of music creation and ownership. Ken Kessler investigates high crimes and misdemeanors in reel-to-reel tapes. John Seetoo concludes his series with immersive audio’s power couple, Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz. Andy Schaub takes Time for a Pink Floyd sendup. Andrew Daly interviews veteran rocker John Sloman about his new Two Rivers solo album and long career with Uriah Heep, UFO and others. Russ Welton concludes his thoughts on parametric equalization and loudspeakers. Copper reader Craig Evans shares his journey through music and audio. We wrap up the issue with an impatient audiophile, surrounded by memories, with something for everyone, and a silver lining.

    Staff Writers:

    J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, WL Woodward, Adrian Wu

    Contributing Editors:
    Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Andrew Daly, Jack Flory, Harris Fogel, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Andy Schaub, David Snyder, Bob Wood

    Cover:
    “Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

    Cartoons:
    James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

    Parting Shots:
    James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)

    Audio Anthropology Photos:
    Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

    Editor:
    Frank Doris

    Publisher:
    Paul McGowan

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     – FD

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    Still Got the Knack: Rock Bassist Prescott Niles

    The Knack officially arrived on the scene in June of…

    Copper and PS Audio’s WL “Woody” Woodward: In Memoriam

    It was the kind of message you never want to…

    The Murky Landscape of Music Creation and Ownership

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

    Using EQ With Speakers: Some Limitations

    In a previous article (Issue 158), we considered how it…

    Back to My Reel-to Reel-Roots, Part 11

    High Crimes and Misdemeanors Nobody ever accused the record labels…

    “Time,” Part Two

    As if from The Dark Side of the Moon by…

    The SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1 Plus, Part Two

    I have had the SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1 Plus going on…

    Everything but the Girl: British Sophisti-Pop

    On Beverly Road in Hull, England, there used to be…

    Pilgrimage to Sturgis, Part 17

    Some of the seniors dropped in briefly for coffee after Lonnie Many…

    Around the World In 80 Lathes, Part Nine

    Previous installments covered the earlier history of Neumann lathes. Neumann…

    The Day the Music Died

    Dear intrepid reader: I’m sure when you first saw the…

    Three Days With Frank Sinatra, Part Two: Graduation Day

    It had been a year since I saw Frank Sinatra…

    10 More Great Music Documentaries

    A lot of people turned to binge watching during the…

    Clarinetist Don Byron: You Can’t Pin Him Down

    Some things in this world are impossible to pin down.…

    A Music Lover’s Journey

    I’m serious when I tell you this stuff keeps me…

    The Mystery of the New York Acoustics Nova 1 Loudspeakers – Solved

    Roy Brunjes was a petroleum engineering graduate of Penn State…

    No Turning Back

    John Sloman: Rocking With Lone Star, Uriah Heep, UFO, and On His Own

    We recently dug in with veteran front man and dynamic…

    Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz: Immersive Audio’s Power Couple, Part Four

    With multiple Grammy Award wins and nominations to their credit,…

    Something for Everyone

    Make that more than 100 years. 1975 ad for the…

    Impatient Audiophile

    Head Land

    This photo is called Head Land because of the dreamlike…
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