AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: James Bongiorno

Dejan V. Veselinovic (TNT-Audio) in 2001 wrote:  For the sake of younger readers, some 20-30 years ago, companies like SAE were the dreams of all us avid audiophiles, then came others. Very few knew, myself fortunately being one of those that did, that behind all these revered names and milestone products, stood one man – […]

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“What It’s Really Like to Work in a Music Store” Guy Speaks:

According to Andy Warhol, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes — a concept that has gelled even more with the advent of the Internet. Well, yesterday a humble music store employee got his three-times-five when a series of vids he made called “What it’s really like to work in a music store” suddenly started […]

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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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DON VAN CLEAVE: An Interview with the Coalition of Independent Music Stores

Don Van Cleave is president of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, a group of sixty prominent independent record stores located across the United States that have banded together to strengthen their market share at retail. Van Cleave also runs Junketboy, a company that specializes in securing exclusive distribution deals for independent artists. MORE

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JIM ANDERSON: The Educated Ear

Robert Baird writes: Tune those young ears, Mr. Anderson! After a 30-year career in audio engineering that’s seen his name appear in the credits of over 1700 albums, Jim Anderson, who won the 2013 Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album, for his remastering of Patricia Barber’s Modern Cool, thinks education is the key to stemming […]

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AERIAL ACOUSTICS: Michael Kelly Reveals Some Trade Secrets

Stereophile write: Aerial Acoustics, the speaker firm that Michael Kelly conceived a quarter-century ago with David Marshall, is headquartered north of Boston, not far from the Merrimack River Valley region that once produced textiles and shoes by the trainload. Kelly, though, is quick to equate Aerial with far more distant firms. His industrial models are […]

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Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Mike Crossey

The 1975’s chart-topping album is just one of a string of hit debuts engineered, mixed and produced by Mike Crossey. Mike Crossey is a man of many talents, two of which are a knack for propelling unknown acts to the top of the hit parade, and the ability to mix tracks that sound amazing on the radio. Speaking […]

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ADRIAN BUSHBY / FOO FIGHTERS: Double Grammy mix engineer – interview

Adrian Bushby is a double Grammy award winning British mixer, engineer and producer. Phil English visited Adrian at his private mix studio in London to talk about his working methods and to find out how he goes about taking a recording in to a finished master. Having won his first Grammy back in 2008 for […]

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THE ESSENCE OF SOUND: An interview with an audiophile

From the archives: Audiophiles are a fastidious bunch.  They’re audio perfectionists who are constantly on the prowl for the latest gear to appease their ears.  What sounds “fine” to one person, sounds like fingernails down chalkboards to an audiophile. But there are few audiophiles who could claim they have a way to enjoy high quality […]

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AN ORCHESTRA OF PIANOS: Maxime Le Guil: Recording Vincent Delerm’s Les Amants Parallèles

Paul Tingen (Sound on Sound magazine) writes ….. Under the guidance of engineer and producer Maxime Le Guil, Vincent Delerm forsook grand orchestration for the humble piano — bowed, plucked and hammered… We had three principal constraints when making this record,” explains engineer, mixer, and co-producer Maxime Le Guil. “The first was that it was […]

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JIM MARSHALL: ‘They call me the Father of Loud’

From the archives; Alfred Hickling writes: At the Marshall amplifier factory in Milton Keynes, there’s a small museum piled high with musty, well-used equipment. There are original models of the 100-watt amps favoured by Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. There’s a white leather model made for Paul Weller with a mod target emblazoned across its […]

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ROBERT AULD: Interviewed

A look at some popular models…  By Robert Auld In Part 1 we made the case for using headphones as critical monitors for recordings and suggested some ways of evaluating particular headphones for such a role. Here are my own evaluations of several headphones, using the criteriaoutlined in Part 1 [Editor’s note: this article was […]

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POLK AUDIO: Interview with Matthew Polk – co-founder

TNT-Audio write: Probably there’s no need to briefly introduce you and your Company to the audiophile community, since Polk Audio is one of the best known loudspeaker brands in the Planet but, for sure, some newbie this side of the pond may need to know how your biz started back in 1972. Polk > I […]

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KEF: Jack Oclee-Brown on Making Affordable Speakers

Back in the early summer of 2017, Jack Oclee-Brown, KEF’s Head of Acoustics, visited John Atkinson to set up the KEF Reference 5 loudspeakers in his listening room. JA’s review of the Ref 5 was published in October 2017, and during Jack’s visit JA talked to him about the design of that speaker. But they […]

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