Opening Salvo

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018, and to Copper #49!

We’re starting the year off right with a nice mix of audio and music. Our series on cables by Galen Gareis with Gautam Raja continues with part 2 of Time is of the Essence; and we have the first installment of another fine interview from John Seetoo-— this one literally a Fine interview, with Tom Fineson of Robert Fine and Wilma Cozart Fine, and a  recording/mastering/archival engineer in his own right. I think you’ll find this a fascinating read.

Our regulars are all here for another year:

Larry Schenbeck looks at Vaughan Williams; Dan Schwartz looks at magic materials in the world of bassesRichard Murison concludes his series on music-management software Music BrainzJay Jay French continues the ‘67 Psychedelic Shootout with a classic Beatles vs. Stones face-off; Duncan Taylor records decker. (and no, that’s not a typo); Roy Hall remembers memorable meals around the world; Anne E. Johnson brings us the wonderful Valerie June ; and I wonder what’ll be new in audio in the new year, and look back at the influence of HP in Editor’s Choice.

Copper #49 concludes with another classic audio cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and a Parting Shot from Paul McGowan. Woody Woodward will be back next issue, as will Something Old/Something New, with a special  survey piece from Anne. During the holidays, there’s been very little industry upheaval, but we expect Industry News to return next issue, as well.

All the best to our readers, colleagues, and friends in 2018!

Cheers, Leebs.