Have never written three 'articles' within a single magazine, so you know there's some strange things afoot at the Circle-K. First up is staff promotions, as one of the industry's most longstanding and highly-respected photojournalist / reviewer Greg Weaver has come aboard 'full time' (just write 'n' review whatever you want Greg, when you want, we got this). Greg will be Capital Audiofest this coming weekend (November 2nd - 4th) so look for his report soon afterwards. Ron Nagle is going to play a more prominent part within our show reports as well.
"I couldn't be more excited about being given the opportunity to become more engaged in the review of world class audio gear and providing show coverage for Enjoy the Music.com," said Greg Weaver. "In fact, that expanded role will begin with my coverage of the ninth annual Capital Audiofest from November 2nd through 4th near our Nation's Capital! I have been in and around this industry for over 35 years and look forward to sharing my insights and perspectives with our readers. My sincerest thanks to my long-time audio pal and colleague, Steven R. Rochlin, for this opportunity."
Dave Hanson has been promoted to Senior Editor of Personal Audio, and he's busy hiring people as I type this. Am sure many agree the headphone market is growing at a substantial rate, and naturally we're going to have many more great reviews and show reports for music (and gaming, AR, VR, etc) enthusiasts worldwide.
Speaking of hiring and expanding our talented staff, am honored to say that Dr. Michael R. Bump, who is both the Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors plus Professor / Director of Percussion Studies at the Truman State University's Department of Music, has come aboard. Check out his bio when you get the chance. As many know, being a percussion and drummer plus audiophile is a 'lethal' combo! We're also in talks with other reviewers, as many know there's a 'change of guard' going on within the magazine side of our industry.
So yes, we've been hiring and have a few more people to add. Think you got the chops, or are looking for a paying gig as you join a fun bunch of musicians and music lovers… Here we are. As I tend to say to my Muse and wife Heather, "Just waiting on you, dear". So if you can cut is as a high-end audio reviewer then contact me and let's talk :)
While I've written about why there's no 'formal' RMAF show report from Yours Truly within my show report of RMAF (wait, what?), when you read my other two articles you'll hopefully have a better feel for a few things. You'll also notice there's three new gear reviews within this issue. Usually we have seven or so, yet wanted the guys to 'clear the decks' for new gear from RMAF 2018, CanJam Denver 2018, and Capital Audiofest 2018. As for new articles, chill as we got plenty, an abundance, an awesome amount of new World Premiere reviews coming your way soon! So what's up with the November 2018 issue of Enjoy the Music.com's Review Magazine?
Have chosen to broadly expand the type of content we usually publish. IMHO it's all great stuff for those who love music and the technology to make the magic happen. We even look into the future of audio over IP from a leading industry expert. And dare I admit this in public, great reading for us audio geeks too. If you only love gear and do not care about learning of upcoming technologies (shame... shame... shame....), please accept my apologies and check out next month's issue. Yet for true music lovers and tech-fluent forward-looking readers, hopefully you'll enjoy a few 'sneak peeks' at some of the ways this site plans to expand. We've got more, much more new information for you in the future!
BTW, did you notice a small web page design redesign? This should shorten the width of text so it is now more easily readable for you. Music inspires, and so does having truly great friends who feed your flame.
Would like to deeply thank everyone within the high-end audio community. This includes show promoters, manufacturers, engineers… and visionaries. From fellow reviewers and show reporters 'in the trenches' to those willing to take a chance and start their very own publication. Never before in the history of high-end audio has there been more discussion boards, more places to get great info you desire, and of course it is all incredibly easy for you to access online. Wonderful stuff no matter if you're a newbie or a well-seasoned pro.
"…to use the mind in a way not previously engaged." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
Everyone at Enjoy the Music.com hopes you love what we have to offer within our November 2018 issue.
We very much appreciate you reading Enjoy the Music.com, joining our social media pages, and of course recommending us to your music loving friends. We look forward to adding more to our RMAF 2018 show report. As always, in the end what really matters is that you...
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