December 21, 2014

10 Answers...

by Chris Randall
 



That was actually quite fun to do, as it turned out. Other than glancing over the questions in Google Moderator a couple times, I didn't do any preparation, so the answers are more-or-less totally extemporaneous. (I had to do a couple over, because I got lost in thought or digression.) Basically, I printed out the top 10 questions this morning, took a drive out to the desert, set up my Olympus OM-D E-M5, and let 'er rip. Audio was recorded on a Tascam DR-2d via a JK MIC-J 044 lav mic. (I highly recommend the latter. For the money, turned out to be pretty sweet.)

If this is something that people find interesting, I'll be happy to do it again. I enjoyed it quite a bit. If there's another form factor for videos you'd like to see, I'd be happy to consider those, as well.
 
 
 

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Dec.22.2014 @ 2:52 PM
Duke Fame
Nicely done, enjoyed it. Seemed like the dude on the bike repeatedly failed to take that left toin at Albuquoique.
 
 

 
Dec.22.2014 @ 3:12 PM
Chris Randall
@markteppo: In almost 30 years in this business, and thousands of songs, I've done maybe 3 tracks total in a major key, and that was one of them. Seemed appropriate, but I don't think I'll do a whole album. :-)

-CR
 
 

 
Dec.22.2014 @ 4:41 PM
Scodiddly
Very cool, thanks for doing this. I even got my question about abandoned projects answered by accident.
 
 

 
Dec.22.2014 @ 6:15 PM
Chris Randall
Yeah, I was kind of bummed your question rolled off the top 10, as I thought it was a good question, and it is the only one I actually had a prepared answer for (I had thought about it for some time on my drive to and from LA last week.) But such are the wiles of the thumbs-up button. We're all just slaves to Likes at this point.

-CR
 
 

 
Dec.23.2014 @ 2:04 PM
inteliko
Love the drum machine ...
 
 

 
Dec.24.2014 @ 10:37 AM
SampleScience
Great video! Looking forward to the upcoming Q&A. I've got a couple of questions to ask you as a sound designer. Thank you for taking the time to do this, this is invaluable information for people like me who try to break in the music industry.
 
 

 
Dec.24.2014 @ 1:09 PM
lazenbleep
At what point for you did 4 hours focus on a project become 2? I remember reading about your technique on here and find 4 hours a very productive amount of time. Is it a result of having more projects?
Cheers
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Dec.24.2014 @ 1:27 PM
Chris Randall
Yeah. I'm much busier now. So I actually have eschewed the 4:4:4 rule from back in the day for a 2:2:2:2:2:2:2 kind of thing. Works better for me. Keeps me focused.

-CR
 
 

 
Jan.01.2015 @ 11:06 AM
Wolfen
Thanks for all the information shared ;)
 
 

 
Jan.06.2015 @ 9:07 PM
Dubone
Very entertaining Chris. I'm also in the 'you are much more of a chilled dude than I imagined' camp.
 
 

 
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