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Michael Fremer  |  Apr 29, 2019  |  10 comments
Discogs founder Kevin Lewandowski at the Discogs headquarters entrance (Photo: Michael Fremer)

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer first encountered Discogs founder Kevin Lewandowski back in 2013 at the giant Utrecht Record Fair in The Netherlands. Lewandowski was there to promote Discogs and of course to buy records.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 26, 2019  |  7 comments
At AXPONA 2019 Western Electric's Charles Whitener introduced me to Russ Hamm, president of Sonic Presence, a company that manufactures the VR15-USB Spatial Microphone™ a headphone-like in-ear microphone system that turns your head into a virtual "dummy head", which for some of us is easy! While that was interesting, it was Mr. Hamm's earlier experience as president of Gotham Audio in New York that got my interest.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  16 comments
Electronics engineer Darren Myers is responsible for designing many recent P.S. Audio products. He's finishing up the new P.S. Audio Stellar phono preamp. At AXPONA 2019 AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer sat down with Mr. Myers to discuss the new phono preamp. He also learned that Myers was influenced years ago by an email exchange with Fremer that helped set him on a positive career path. More very soon from AXPONA 2019.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  13 comments
The day before he received the L.A. & Orange County Audio Society's Founder's Award in early December of 2018, AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer sat down for a lengthy interview with film maker Ben Williams (who remained off-camera). Williams calls it a "guest monologue".
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 02, 2018  |  14 comments
1974's Blood on the Tracks (Columbia PC 33235) was for many at the time a "Bob Dylan's back" album. He was back on Columbia Records after leaving for David Geffen's Asylum for a pair of not particularly well-received at the time albums backed by The Band. But more importantly Dylan was back in the more familiar role as folk-poet and story teller—though spinning more deeply felt tales from various points of view that many observers wrongly thought were personal chronicles.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 26, 2018  |  20 comments
Tom Fine, re-mastering producer of the first two soon-to-be-released Analogue Productions Mercury "Living Presence" titles talks with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer about the all-analog mastering process, with lacquers cut by Ryan K. Smith from the original 3 track master tapes.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  5 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  |  10 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  |  23 comments
REBEAT CEO Günter Loibl has a plan to change the way vinyl records are mastered.

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