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Twenty years ago, making a musical ­recording was a very complicated and very expensive part of the music business. Nowadays, thanks to technological advances, good recording quality is ­available everywhere, allowing almost any musician with a computer to record ­CD-quality sound. Microphones from $130 to $280 To simplify things we may divide microphones into two kinds: condenser microphones, which are mainly used to record vocals and live acoustic instruments with rich sounds, and ­dynamic mics, which are a bit more polyvalent and can be used to record percussion, guitars, voice, and so on. A good option for condenser microphones is…

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The advent of streaming platforms has radically changed the way people listen to music. Today music accompanies the daily life of millions of individuals, very often heard via portable devices. While this hyper-accessibility seems to be characteristic of a new relationship to art and culture, some aficionados continue to maintain and promote a more exalted conception of musical listening. This is particularly the case of Peter Qvortup, visionary and owner of the company Audio Note UK, for whom the vast majority of current audio devices offer only a partial — or even failing — experience of the pleasures of musical…

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