MUSIC
The Guitar Magazine - February 2018
Inside we salute the rhythm guitar genius of the late AC/DC star Malcolm Young, catch up with bona fide legends David Crosby and Joe Satriani, go on the road with Weezer and take a close look at the guitars and basses with which Feeder’s Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose built a 25 year career in rock.

In the most in-depth gear reviews section in the business, we put a raft of hot new products to the test from PRS, Gretsch, Blackstar, Manson Guitar Works and more, and get the inside track on LA’s hottest new boutique amp brand, Black Volt Amplification.
Beat Magazin - Februar 2018
Desktop- oder Heimstudios sind oft alles andere als akustisch optimal, was eine objektive Beurteilung eines Mixes enorm erschwert. Doch wie lassen sich die häufigsten akustischen Probleme wie Reflexionen oder Überhöhungen preiswert in den Griff bekommen? Am Beispiel typischer Räume zeigt Beat, wie Sie die Raumakustik mit einfachen Mitteln und kleinem Budget effektiv optimieren.

Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South
In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash.

Producing Country: The Inside Story of the Great Recordings
Musicians make music. Producers make records. In the early days of recorded music, the producer was the "artists-and-repertoire man,” or A&R man, for short. A powerful figure, the A&R man chose both who would record and what they would record. His decisions profoundly shaped our musical tastes. Don Law found country bluesman Robert Johnson and honky-tonk crooner Lefty Frizzell. Cowboy Jack Clement took the initiative to record Jerry Lee Lewis (while his boss, Sam Phillips, was away on business). When Ray Charles said he wanted to record a country-and-western album, Sid Feller gathered songs for his consideration. The author’s extensive interviews with music makers offer the fullest account ever of the producer’s role in creating country music. In its focus on recordings and record production, Producing Country tells the story of country music from its early years to the present day through hit records by Hank Williams, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard, among many others.

Electronics for Vinyl by Douglas Self
Electronics for Vinyl is the most comprehensive book ever produced on the electronic circuitry needed to extract the best possible signal from grooves in vinyl. What is called the "vinyl revival" is in full swing, and a clear and comprehensive account of the electronics you need is very timely. Vinyl reproduction presents some unique technical challenges; the signal levels from moving-magnet cartridges are low, and those from moving-coil cartridges lower still, so a good deal of high-quality low-noise amplification is required.

Mix Magazine - January 2018
Mix is the world's leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry. Mix covers a wide range of topics including: recording, live sound and production, broadcast production, audio for film and video, and music technology.
Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet: A Study in Vision and Revision
Thomas Schuttenhelm provides a detailed account of the events leading up to and throughout the compositional process associated with Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet and a comprehensive analysis of the entire quartet. The commentary discusses this work in the context of Tippett’s creative development and places it within the historical context of the genre of the string quartet. 
MusicTech - January 2018
MusicTech is the magazine for producers, engineers and recording musicians. Every issue is packed with hands-on features written by professional producers and engineers. There are software workshops for every major DAW, interviews with top named producers, artists and engineers, plus reviews of the latest studio hardware and software. With a DVD packed with samples, tutorial videos and software, MusicTech is the ultimate package for today’s studio user.
Professional Audio - Januar 2018
28 Focal Alpha 65 Limited Edition
Der beliebte Studio-Monitor Alpha 65 von Focal kommt nun einer streng limitierten Version mit aparten weißen Seitenflanken. Über welche klanglichen Vorteile die Zweiwege-Bassreflexbox verfügt, verrät unser Test.

Teaching Music History 1st Edition
Unlike their colleagues in music theory and music education, teachers of music history have tended not to commit their pedagogical ideas to print. This collection of essays seeks to help redress the balance, providing advice and guidance to those who teach a college-level music history or music appreciation course, be they a graduate student setting out on their teaching career, or a seasoned professor having to teach outside his or her speciality.