Interviews

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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  2 comments
Sad to report the passing of legendary loudspeaker designer/innovator Siefried Linkwitz. Mr. Linkwitz had been suffering with prostate cancer for some time and had been receiving home hospice care.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 24, 2018  |  67 comments
With more than 15,000 views on YouTube in two weeks, young record collector and audio enthusiast Malachi Liu's first visit to editor Michael Fremer's listening room clearly resonated with viewers. He's soon off with his family to Portland, Oregon but before leaving and after returning home from summer music camp, he paid a second visit.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 16, 2018  |  8 comments
Last spring while in San Francisco to speak to the S.F. Audio Society, AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer had the opportunity to speak on camera with Siegfried Linkwitz, whose name will be familiar to many audio enthusiasts as the co-inventor of the Linkwitz-Riley crossover network.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 03, 2018  |  26 comments
A friend of AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer texted a few weeks ago "There's a kid on WFMU who sounds like you! He's talking about vinyl and different pressings and mastering engineers". Fremer responded "cool". Then came another text: "He just name checked you!"

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 19, 2018  |  28 comments
AnalogPlanet last spoke with Graham Nash in 2016 upon the release of This Path Tonight, his latest collection of new songs. On June 29th RHINO will issue Over the Years a new 30 track, 15 song CD retrospective also available on vinyl as a 15 song double LP set. Over the Years includes songs originally released on CSN and CSN&Y albums as well as songs from the records he made with David Crosby and of course from his solo albums beginning with 1971's "Songs For Beginners".

Michael Fremer  |  May 27, 2018  |  3 comments
There's never been an official press release about Pro-Ject's purchase of Musical Fidelity from owner Antony Michaelson so this site has held off reporting it until it could be confirmed. Last week, while at the EISA Global Press Convention in Antwerp, Belgium, AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer had an opportunity to speak with Pro-Ject CEO Heinz Lichtenegger about the Musical Fidelity purchase.

Michael Fremer  |  May 14, 2018  |  9 comments
First thing Friday morning at High End Munich 2018, AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer sat down with Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology, who for more than a decade has been in charge of designing the company's phono cartridges.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 17, 2017  |  1 comments
Illustrator, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe spoke yesterday (6/16/17) with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer after Scarfe's hour-long talk at London's Victoria and Albert Museum where since May 13th (and running through October 1st) "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains" has been attracting large, enthusiastic crowds.
Michael Fremer  |  May 25, 2017  |  22 comments
REBEAT CEO Günter Loibl has a plan to change the way vinyl records are mastered.

Michael Fremer  |  May 12, 2017  |  7 comments
AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer spoke by phone with "American Epic" director, creator and writer Bernard MacMahon about the making of what should be an indispensable American musical history movie.

Please listen!

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  14 comments
A planned trip to the U.K. to attend a Chasing the Dragon Records direct-to-disk recording session at AIR Studios seemed like a good time to accomplish some other business. So in addition to covering the recording session, analogPlanet editor Michael Fremer paid a visit to Rega, where he'd not been in twenty years (factory tour video to come) and connected with veteran recording engineer Phill Brown and arranged for an interview.

Bill Wright  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  16 comments
AnalogPlanet reader Bill Wright interviews Australian mastering engineer Don Bartley, who cut lacquers back in 1983 for what many consider to be the best sounding and certainly the rarest pressing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, produced by EMI Australia for the 1983 Sydney Audio Show. Fewer than five hundred copies were pressed.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 03, 2016  |  10 comments
Stranger to Stranger Paul Simon's most recent record and his finest in years, both musically and sonically had him reuniting with his original producer Roy Halee. The two hadn't worked together for many years.

Michael Fremer  |  May 20, 2016  |  13 comments
Glyn Johns spoke recently by phone with Analogplanet editor Michael Fremer about recording Eric Clapton's just released album I Still Do, about his recently published book "Sound Man" and about his incredible career as one of the world's most revered and respected recording engineers and producers.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 09, 2016  |  28 comments
Intervention Records' Shane Buettner was at Sterling Sound yesterday to oversee the mastering of Big Audio Dynamite's 1985 debut album This is Big Audio Dynamite

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