Magazine article Gramophone

Ricky Leung: Technical Director, Trends Audio, on Early Experiences of Live Music, and Why Mozart Works Best for System Tuning

Magazine article Gramophone

Ricky Leung: Technical Director, Trends Audio, on Early Experiences of Live Music, and Why Mozart Works Best for System Tuning

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Ricky Leung is responsible for the design of Trends Audio's range of miniature products, including the BA-10 biamplifying combination tested here.

He says his earliest experience of music was 'Chinese pop music on cassettes, but the revelation came when a Chinese orchestra visited my primary school on a music education tour and played traditional music and pop songs in the school hall.

'You know, it shocked me to hear music I knew so well performed on stage: it was a totally different experience to hearing it on cassette, as I had heard it until then.'

He says his favourite music includes 'Bizet's Carmen, Mozart, the Yellow River piano concerto and other Chinese music,' and that Mozart gets used a lot during the tuning of the products due to his variety of musical styles, although he also likes to use jazz, vocal and pop music for tuning.

'We've moved beyond using discs when tuning: it simply wastes too much time,' he says. …

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