Issue 49

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...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Special Effects
It’s holiday season as I write this, and I can’t help feeling grateful for the bread I’ll break and the...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: What Is a Bass? Part 3: Alternative Materials
In the first two installments, I talked about a bit of the history of electric basses, and covered the innovations...
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The Audio Cynic: What Will Be New, in the New Year?
It's been 141 years since Bell's first call over the device that became the telephone. 140 years ago, Edison's phonograph...
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Quibbles and Bits: Brainz the Size of a Planet, Part 3
I have been describing the free-access crowd-sourced music metadata database MusicBrainz over the course of the last two issues of...
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Twisted Systems: Still More of the '67 Psychedelic Shootout!
Both the Beatles & The Rolling Stones released 2 albums in 1967. For the purpose of this face off (and...
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Behind the Glass: The Road Goes Ever On
A musician on the road lives an uncertain life, and I’ve written about that quite a bit in previous issues...
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Vintage Whine: Editor's Choice
No, not this Editor. Continuing from my last column, inspired by the arrival of a big batch of old issues...
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Music'al Notes: Eating
“If you touch me again,” I yelled, “I will kill you”--- and I meant it. I travel quite a lot,...
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... And Indie for All: Valerie June
When Valerie June was growing up in Tennessee, everyone in her family sang as a matter of course. Now that...
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The Copper Interview: Tom Fine, Part 1
[Tom Fine is an archival/recording/mastering engineer, and if if his name sounds familiar, it's likely because he's the son of...
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Featured: Cables: Time is of the Essence, Part 2
[In the last issue of Copper, we began a series of articles by Belden engineer Galen Gareis on the science...
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