With the January issue we mark the start of a new year. Our main aim is to discover and publish insightful articles about innovative DIY audio projects, handy design tips, essential acoustic theory, top industry events, and audio product news and reviews. In addition, we have goals for 2013 relating to the magazine’s layout and its website. Take some time to think about what we’re planning and feel free to let us know what you think. This is your magazine.
In the near future, we’ll unveil a redesigned, modern layout you’re sure to find interesting, aesthetically pleasing, and useful all at once. Don’t worry. We’re spending ample time considering everything from fonts and colors to table styles and equation presentation. To address the needs of 21st-century readers, we’re asking relevant questions such as: How should we present different forms? Can we incorporate additional graphics and images (e.g., infographics) to enhance the readers’ experiences with each issue? Can we use the magazine’s layout to engage more readers directly and foster more discussion and idea sharing in the audio community? The answers will influence the final product.
As for the website, we’ll build on 2012’s upgrades: we consolidated the content sections (e.g., audioXpress and Voice Coil) into one site; we chose an effective, easy-to-read blog-style format; and we made membership management more user-friendly. From here, we’ll bring you more content on a more frequent basis. For example, we plan to deliver hi-fi product news in real time. We’ll also enable more authors to post articles on the site.
We hope you’re as excited as we are about these upcoming changes. For now, though, enjoy the January issue.