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Stephen Mejias  |  Oct 06, 2008  |  27 comments
Here is a screen shot of Mistral. Mistral is an online tool used to proof magazine pages before shipping to press. It allows several people in remote locations to view pages and exchange notes regarding specifications and corrections. There are several different view options. The view presented here is called "flatplan state." Flatplan state is my personal view of choice. It's kind of like having each page of the magazine tacked up to a wall. It's kind of cool. Though I still prefer old-fashioned pen and paper.
Kristina Roman, Editorial Intern  |  Jun 23, 2006  |  5 comments
I tried, so many times, to write a little something about the Stereophile pepper and golf-coins, but could never get the ideas to grow, could never get them to drop in the hole. See here how Kristina handles it, while kindly declining our CD case (and CDs, in general).
—SM
Stephen Mejias  |  Sep 30, 2008  |  10 comments
I have not listened to a compact disc at home in months. It's kind of crazy. It kind of makes me feel weird about even having a compact disc player. At some point along the road, I figure I'll transform all of my compact discs into invisible bits and pieces on a hard drive and trade the physical objects for more vinyl.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 18, 2006  |  9 comments
Okay, now that we've sent the March issue off to become beautiful and real, it's time to move on to the April issue.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 11, 2006  |  0 comments
JA often compliments me on how easily words flow from my fingertips to the screen.
Stephen Mejias  |  Dec 15, 2008  |  0 comments
Though it seemed to have been fairly well-scavenged by the time we arrived on Saturday afternoon, the ARChive of Contemporary Music's Winter Record and CD Sale held many great treasures.
Stephen Mejias  |  Apr 14, 2010  |  0 comments
This week only, we can stream new music from Beach House. “The Arrangement” comes from the A side of Beach House’s “Zebra” 12-inch, made special for Record Store Day (this Saturday, April 17!).
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 17, 2008  |  First Published: Sep 26, 1999  |  7 comments
In a sense, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are music historians and preservationists. In "The Hard Sell," they take us on a scratching, mixing, looping journey through musical genres and fads, from the wildly obscure to the completely commercial, while employing not one, not two, but eight turntables and a collection of original 45rpm seven-inch singles that would make Mikey Fremer's hair go straight.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 26, 2007  |  0 comments
And, if you still feel like reading on this particularly frigid Friday, check out today's You Can Go To Jersey, Or You Can Go To Hell entry.
Stephen Mejias  |  Dec 13, 2011  |  14 comments
On the corner of Sherman and Sanford in the quiet, residential neighborhood of Jersey City known as The Heights, just a block from Leonard Gordon Park and two blocks from Pershing Field, there is a beautiful, old Victorian house. Standing a little taller than the other houses in the neighborhood, 112 Sherman Place, with its turreted rooms, stained glass windows, and distinct green and ochre exterior, has a proud, stately, almost royal, appearance. This is the home of Dave and Paula Lalin, their three children, their three pets, and more high-end audio components than you would ever expect. This is the Audio Doctor.

On a perfect, late autumn morning, Uncle Omar and I made the short drive from Downtown Jersey City to meet with the Lalin family for a little tour and a lot of hi-fi.

Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 13, 2008  |  2 comments
My great friends, Omar and Mikey, striking The Audiophile Pose, at Audio Connection in Verona, New Jersey.
Stephen Mejias  |  Mar 10, 2010  |  2 comments
In our March 2010 issue, Steve Guttenberg offered an excellent As We See It, detailing his newly rekindled relationship with vinyl playback. Over at CNET, Steve is known as the Audiophiliac, discussing a wide range of news, events, and ideas, all in the worlds of music and hi-fi. Now the Audiophiliac and his colleagues at the 404 Podcast present the Audiophillie Awards: They’re asking recording engineers and hobbyists of all levels to submit their best work, with the chance to win some fun prizes.
Stephen Mejias  |  May 05, 2008  |  1 comments
On Saturday, I accompanied my 14-year old sister and her friend to the Bamboozle Festival, held at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Saturday was cold, windy, wet, and gray—not the best circumstances for an all-day outdoor festival. On top of that, I had a shocking hangover—a gift from the previous night spent with my 26-year old sister and her husband. I wasn't in the mood.
Stephen Mejias  |  Oct 04, 2005  |  4 comments
She nodded her head yes and lied when I asked her if she was alright. Her brown eyes blinked a song in perfect time to keep from letting loose tears. My lovely friend was sad.

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