June 24, 2006

Branding a dot com...

by Chris Randall

Okay, so we've been out of Audio Damage t-shirts in Real People sizes for quite a while. Some tiny German dude just bought the last two out of the store, both smalls. I've received enough email requests to make it worthwhile to get new Audio Damage shirts made, so I'm in the process of getting that together. I'm going to change the design a bit to match our current ad campaign, but they'll still be 6-color print expensive-ass shirts.

We're obviously not in the business of selling t-shirts for any kind of profit. We have the mechanism to sell them, as the record label my wife owns/runs has to ship mail order every day; thus, it's not a big deal to send out a t-shirt or two here and there. But we don't want to turn Audio Damage in to a soft goods company that also sells plugins.

Now, that said, it's nice to have various items in the store, and I'm casting about for other items which might look good. Anyone that has bought soft goods from the Posi store knows that we don't scrimp on quality or anything, and we're only interested in top-of-the-line stuff. (The first Audio Damage t-shirt is actually a bit too heavy duty, IMO.)

Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone might have an opinion on what might be a cool item to carry in the store in addition to the t-shirts. I thought a laptop bag might be appropriate. I liked the ones that Ableton have; we obviously can't afford to do anything _that_ custom, but we could certainly sport something like this. Another product from that same company that caught my interest was this, which I thought might be good for doing a gig, as you could stick your laptop, and have the other bulkhead for a little mixer, audio interface, headphones, whatever.

We would, of course, add a nice big AD Bot embroidery to the front of anything like that. Any thoughts on other things I should consider? Is there a better bag out there? Some other piece of kit that would be cool branded with the AD bot?



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Jun.24.2006 @ 3:30 PM
Laptop bag is perfect. Stickers - ok, not so creative but allows us to pimp AD on any surface its stuck to. Even neater would be to die cut the eyes out of the robot so that when strategially stuck on a laptop with a glowing logo on the lid (like Apple) It would make the eyes light up. Like a jack-o-lantern.

Jun.25.2006 @ 1:44 AM
I dig the normal laptop bag. I would certainly get one as soon as I get a new laptop worth putting in it.

AD stickers also are a nice idea.


Jun.25.2006 @ 5:02 AM
T-Shirts would be cool. Laptop bag too.


(hi, new here)


Jun.25.2006 @ 8:30 AM
I just want a T shirt. But I could also use some AD headbands to keep the sweat off of my Behringer mixer.

Jun.25.2006 @ 9:49 AM
How about some sort of goofy Flash Drive with the Robot's shape?

Errm, what for, i don't know.


Jun.25.2006 @ 9:58 AM
How about a plush A/D plugin in physical form? Something rack-sized, printed with the controls from one of the plugins, that you can leave sitting on your rack - something to reach over and cuddle and whimper into instead of strangling the drummer who can't shake a tambourine in time to the backing track?

Jun.25.2006 @ 10:16 AM
Chris Randall
Have you ever noticed how hardly any drummers can play percussion? Why is that? And tambos are fucking hard to quantize, because of the weird attack. I see how you could need a pillow for that.



Jun.25.2006 @ 1:24 PM
I know this is really a small item, but I am a big fan of the SMG computer sticker. My last 2 PCs I built had them. I think the AD Robot would look even better.

Jun.25.2006 @ 6:36 PM
Im a big fan of SLAPPA gear - its all high quality especially their hardbody cd cases - unmatched protection for media products!

Jun.26.2006 @ 12:32 AM
I'd buy a plush FX unit, or even a T Shirt with the Dub Station or Phase Two graphics.

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