Audiophile interview: John Leckie, record producer

John Leckie is one of the UK’s most successful record producers. His CV reads like a who’s who of rock’n’roll. Here, he reflects on the technological changes he’s seen in the recording studio over the years. From Pink Floyd to Simple Minds, John Lennon to Muse, John Leckie has produced or engineered records for everyone […]

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BEL CANTO: Audiophile interview: John Stronczer – Bel Canto

Steve Lees: John Stronczer is the owner and product designer at Bel Canto. Starting out designing tube based amplifiers, John has moved his company firmly to the forefront of audio with a range of digital control centers (DACs) and Class D amplification. In this interview I ask John about that progression. SL: How did you […]

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The five symphonies that changed music / Haydn, Symphony no. 22, ‘The Philosopher’ (1764)

It’s thanks to Haydn that the symphony became the place where a composer’s grandest, most original, and most daring thoughts were to be found. His first symphonies are more like suites, the historical form out of which the symphony developed. They were composed in Esterhazy for the court where he worked. There is a quality […]

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