Chris Randall: Musician, Writer, User Interface Designer, Inventor, Photographer, Complainer. Not necessarily in that order.
 

Archives: August 2006


August 21, 2006

MIDI Violin, but not what you think...

by Chris Randall
 



When you first hear the words "MIDI violin," you think of a violin that transmits MIDI, right? This bad boy is the other way around. It receives MIDI. Now, this is a violin I would find useful. Product page is here. $17,500 and it's yours.


 
August 20, 2006

Audio Damage Reverence Now Available...

by Chris Randall
 


 
August 18, 2006

A T-Shirt Conundrum...

by Chris Randall
 



Okay, so while Adam is finishing up Reverence, I've been working on a new t-shirt design, as we get a lot of requests for t-shirts since we ran out. I wanted to do something that was as high-quality as a t-shirt could be, and based my design accordingly. I got a bit of sticker shock in the ol' email this morning; my price quote worked out to where we'd have to sell the shirts for $30 each, where our last ones were only $20.


Now, that does sound like a bit of coin, but consider that these would be as high-quality as a t-shirt can be, American Apparel tees with 6 spot colors done in chino-base ink. If you've fingered an art tee in one of the many "urban vinyl" toy stores cropping up in cooler cities around the world, you'll know what I'm talking about, and the prices are commensurate with those sorts of t-shirts.


So, my question is thus: are you, our loyal customers, willing to pay $30 for a high-quality AD t-shirt? I can knock down the design quite a bit, and get the same shirts I've printed thousands and thousands of over the years, and charge $20 for them, and everyone would be happy, but in this case I kind of wanted to go the extra mile. Well, the extra mile is expensive, it seems. Obviously, we have to pay for these up front, so I don't want to do so unless you guys are interested in the best-of-the-best kind of thing; if you'd be happy with the typical t-shirt (and don't get me wrong here, because our normal shirts are incredibly high quality) then I'll just do another run of our last shirt and call it a day.


 
August 18, 2006

YA Reverence Update...

by Chris Randall
 

Okay, we're pretty much done with Reverence. We're waiting to hear from a couple more testers, and putting the finishing touches on the manual and press release, and we'll be good to go. Barring the discovery of any problems (unlikely at this point) we'll go on sale Monday morning.


I'm gonna put up a couple more sound samples here in a bit, with drums, since so many people requested them. I'm a little hesitant about this, because the Lexicon plate sound on drums is such a fucking cliche. But people want to hear it, so I'll hook it up. I'll update this post when I've got 'em done.


 
August 18, 2006

The Monster Dub...

by Chris Randall
 



I can't tell if Rozzer and n-Fuze are taking the piss out of the current slew of "watch me make a beat on an MPC" videos, or trying to get in on the action, but this is by far the the best of the bunch, both musically and visually, and worth a watch. Since this video also describes how I spend my day (sans MPC, of course; can't stand those boxes) I find it interesting from a process perspective. It's always cool to watch someone that knows their shit work.

 

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