TONE CONTROLS: Howard Popeck in conversation with Neil McCauley about his SAE 2800, Cello Palette, Yamaha C1, Carver 4000 and the Daniel Hertz

This is the next in an occasional series of recorded brief conversations between Howard and myself during snatched time between deadlines and other time issues. Neil: Howard? Howard: Yes! (faking irritability) N: it’s that time again! (faking sarcasm) H: Oh …… good (faking sarcasm) N: So, whatever happened to tone controls? You know, the bass […]

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CARVER: Amp Modelling: Bob Carver & Transfer Function Amps

“I heard some guitar amp modelling the other day & was quite surprised at how it’s possible to cheaply create a convincing facsimile of a range of different classic amps from a single device. This brought back memories of the saga of Bob Carver and his Transfer Function Amps of the mid-80’s, so I did […]

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PS AUDIO: I am convinced Bob Carver is a crazy genius.

Paul McGowan writes: He’s given more to our industry than most and always surprises and delights with his innovative approach. His tiny cube amplifier, his miniature room shaking subwoofers and to the point of this post, his amplifier shootout. I remember back to 1985 when several reviewer challenged Carver to build a solid state power […]

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