November 7, 2014
All That Jazz...
by Chris Randall
It's official. I've reached peak Number Of Projects I Can Do At One Time. Which is, as it turns out, almost entirely, but not completely, unlike Peak Oil.
First, as many of you know, I'm in the process of making a new Sister Machine Gun EP. It is named The Future Unformed, and will be released in the Spring of next year on WTII Records, as is right and proper with the world. (WTII is owned by the former Wax Trax! office manager; he and I have had a working relationship for going on two decades now.) As to whether this was a wise decision or not, only time will tell.
Next, on to Audio Damage stuff. Sequencer 1 has been distributed and is in stock to all the retailers that wanted units; it is also in stock at the Audio Damage site. We still have some units left from the first run, so get 'em while the getting is good. We'll be working on the first major software update for the next while; keep an eye on my Twitter (@chris_randall) and Instagram (@chris.randall) feeds for teasers and progress updates.
We'll also have a little Eurorack Surprise just in time for Christmas. Not a word about it until release, but it's cool and useful, and should be ready to ship by the end of the month.
And in other Audio Damage news, we have put all the hardware products for sale on Amazon. There is hardly ever any Euro stuff on Amazon, except for the ubiquitous Pittsburgh Modular, who occasionally make an appearance via a 3rd party seller. I was thinking though that I use the Amazon ecosystem heavily myself; it is the way I buy most everything that isn't groceries. (I like their 6 months same-as-cash store card, and I like Amazon Prime's various features.) My thinking is that people often get Amazon gift cards as gifts, and it'd be nice to be able to use those to buy Audio Damage hardware.
So now you can.
Anyhow, that link above goes to our Amazon Storefront, which I am in the process of filling out. If you could do a brother a solid and write a short review if you own one of the hardware products, that would be cool.
And finally, in mid-December I'm going to host a Nerd Herd gathering at my house for all the Sandland AD/AI folks. (Unless I get, like, a million RSVPs or the weather is terrible, in which case I'll move it to a larger facility.) Bring some gear or your lappy, hang out, talk nerdy, try (and fail) to beat my high score on my Tempest machine. Good times. If you're in the Phoenix area and want to attend, drop me a line. Saturday, December 13th.
So, I guess that's about it for now. What are you up to?