September 11th, 2022

    For though your ship be sturdy
    No mercy has the sea
    Will you survive on the ocean of being?

    – Genesis, “Watcher of the Skies”

    As long as I gaze on
    Waterloo sunset
    I am in paradise

    – The Kinks, “Waterloo Sunset”

    In this issue: Rich Isaacs finds audio nirvana. B. Jan Montana has time to ponder on his epic journey. Anne E. Johnson finds the essence of bossa nova in Astrud Gilberto and looks at the all-too-brief but remarkable career of Amy Winehouse. Our Mindful Melophile Don Kaplan enjoys more jazz. Ray Chelstowski talks with unstoppable rockers Collective Soul. Alón Sagee concludes his interview with synesthetic artist Melissa McCracken. Stuart Marvin examines audiophilia. We have two reports on the new Sphere Immersive Sound (SIS) live-audio system, from Tom Methans and Jay Jay French.

    Russ Welton recognizes excellent customer service. Andrew Daly asks Sophia Marie what it’s like to start out as a young artist. I have a conversation with Dan Mackta of high-res audio provider Qobuz. J.I. Agnew takes a close look at more Japanese record cutting lathes. Ken Kessler says noodge and ye shall receive when it comes to reel-to-reel hardware. Rudy Radelic gets to the finish line of the Rust Belt Ramble lemons rally, and remembers the late jazz producer Creed Taylor. The Copper A/V department gets tapped out, analytical, tries to connect, and goes to the movies.

    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, Adrian Wu

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

    “Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

    James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

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

    Audio Anthropology Photos:
    Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

    Frank Doris

    Paul McGowan

    Advertising Sales:
    No one. We are free from advertising and subscribing to Copper is free.

     – FD


    Talking With Dan Mackta of Qobuz

    Streaming and downloading audio service Qobuz specializes in delivering high-resolution…

    Audio Nirvana (I Found It!)

    A little background: the first article I wrote for Copper…

    Collective Soul: Rocking On With Limitless Passion

    Collective Soul burst on to the rock scene in 1993…

    Back to My Reel-to-Reel Roots, Part 22: Reel-to-Real, or, Noodge and Ye Shall Receive

    To noodge is Yiddish for “to pester,” but with a…

    All That Jazz, Part Two

    When I was studying music in college, I thought about…

    First Look (and Listen): A Hi-Def Live Concert Audio Experience for the 21st Century

    I recently attended a press showing (and listening) session at…

    Amy Winehouse: Soulful Supernova

    Once when R&B legend Ronnie Spector was shown a picture…

    Pilgrimage to Sturgis, Part 29

      [Editor’s Note: this part of the story took place…

    Around the World In 80 Lathes, Part 21

    In the previous episode (Issue 170), we looked at the…

    Jazz Producer Creed Taylor: In Memoriam

    August 22, 2022 marked the passing of legendary jazz producer…

    The Beacon Theatre’s Sphere Immersive Sound in Action

    The last show I had seen at the Beacon Theatre…

    The Colors of Music: Synesthetic Artist Sees and Paints What She Hears, Part Two

    In Issue 170, Melissa McCracken shared with our readership the…

    Long Live Excellent Customer Service

    In my humble experience, I think it’s true to say…

    Lemons Rally: Rust Belt Ramble, Part Three

    Day Three: “Steel City, Oil City, Silo City” Good morning!…

    Astrud Gilberto: The Essence of Bossa Nova

    She was hardly a powerhouse singer. In fact, her voice…

    Diagnosing Audiophilia

    Patient: Dr. Krebs, I think I have acute audiophilia. Dr.…

    Tapped Out

    Finding Balance Between Artistry and Academia: New Artist Sophia Marie

    For young troubadour Sophia Marie, life can be hectic, but…

    Analyze This

      Not much is known about this early M&K three-piece…

    Trying to Connect

    Silent Movie Fan

    Ticket booth at the historic Silco Theater in Silver City,…
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