Mike Mettler is the music editor of Sound & Vision, where he served as editor-in-chief for 7 years, and he also writes the weekly Audiophile column for the Digital Trends website (; 5-10 million unique monthly visitors). His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Guitar Player, Popular Science, Musician, Palm Springs Life, Guitar World, Car Stereo Review, and UniVibes (a Jimi Hendrix quarterly published in Italy). He interviews artists and producers about their love of music on his own site, The SoundBard (, and is the chief content officer for Hi Res Audio Central ( His favorite Styx song is “Man in the Wilderness.”