Mac Randall has been writing about music and related subjects for more than two decades. He has worked as an editor at Musician and Guitar One magazines, LAUNCH Media (later Yahoo! Music), Teaching Music (the member magazine of the National Association for Music Education), and two music magazines for middle and high school teachers and students, Music Alive! and In Tune Monthly.
Mac is also a guitarist and composer, as well as the author of the book "Exit Music: The Radiohead Story" and the e-book "101 Great Playlists: Songs for Every Listener." His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Details, Guitar Aficionado, Billboard, JazzTimes, Acoustic Guitar, Mojo, and many other publications. He lives in New York City.
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Top Five AV Receiver Features | Dec 12
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Top Five Synthesizer Features | Dec 14
There was a great deal of excitement when the modern synthesizer was invented in the mid-20th century. Not only was it able to produce a far wider range of sounds than any other instrument, many of those sounds wereRead More
How to Shop for a Subwoofer | Jan 30
Subwoofers are speakers with a singular, but important job: to reproduce the ultra-low bass frequencies that standard speakers can’t handle. They’ve been around since the 1960s, but came into their own with the wide use of cinematic surround soundRead More
Getting Amplified | Feb 07
Say the words “music technology,” and you’ll most likely think first of laptops, mobile apps, and the internet. But technology played a major role in music-making long before computers. For example, the guitar became the most popular instrument ofRead More
Is Bigger Always Better? | Feb 22
When audio enthusiasts praise a set of speakers, they often say that they were “blown away.” The classic mental image this conjures up is of someone standing between two giant speaker columns cranked to the max and being hurledRead More