Chris Randall is creating audio and visual art
45

patrons

$323
per month
I'm Chris Randall, and I make things. I'm constantly experimenting (and often failing) with new electro-acoustic and electronic instruments and performance methods, visual experiences, and audio-visual art, both kinetic and static. With my trusty CNC machines (router and mill), a soldering iron, and ugly-but-servicable C++, I'm exploring, and between explorations I have opinions. Lots of opinions. I love to share, both my explorations and my opinions, and to talk about creativity and creations with like-minded people. 

If you need a bit of resumé, for 17 years I've had the popular music tech blog Analog Industries, and co-owned Audio Damage, Inc., where I design music technology products. (I've also designed some dope stuff that you probably use for iZotope, Eventide, TASCAM, Cycling '74, and other companies.) Before that, my wife and I had a record label, and I did lighting and stage production design, and before that, I was a professional musician, signed to Wax Trax!/TVT. Yay, 90s music industry! Before that, if you care, I was a bike messenger in New York City, which should tell you exactly where I fall on the Crazy Scale, because that seemed like "fun" and furthermore "a good idea" to me at the time. 

With this Patreon, I am creating a community of like-minded folks who want to make things and talk about creativity and music tech, and giving you access to my 30+ years of experience in the music industry and creative arts. In the process I'll gain from your advice and insight as well, so we can all improve our skillsets. If you join our community, you'll receive a steady stream of creative inspiration as I generate it (sample packs, audio, art, software, et al). In addition, you'll get access to the full Analog-Industries-style ongoing conversation about creativity, art, and music technology, with the added benefit of a semi-walled garden for more candid conversations than are possible on a normal blog or via social media. You'll get first crack at all my media generation (videos, music, art, etc.) and private members-only limited-run things like hand-built instruments and hand silk-screened prints, and direct access to me for advice and ideas to help your own process. 
Tiers
8-Bit
$1 or more per month 20 patrons
  • Access to all blog posts: You'll get the bi-weekly (or more) posts about creativity and technology.
  • Access to Patreon-only store:  Hand-built instruments, t-shirts, sample packs, prints, art. 
  • Early access to all video content: I generally make one to two YouTube videos a week. You'll see them first.
16-Bit
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Everything above.
  • Bi-Monthly Creative Content: this will take many forms, depending on what I'm doing that month but will always be something you can use in your own endeavors. 
32-bit
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Everything above.
  • Artistic Support: Making things is expensive, and this tier helps me purchase the various things I need for experimenting, inventing, and creating. 
  • Private Discord Channel: I'm logged in whenever I'm in my office (usually 700 to around 1400, and then around 1900 to 2200 daily, GMT -7). Time permitting, I'll be happy to give you personal feedback and advice, and you'll be able to steer my endeavors directly.
  • Music: You'll get a download code for anything I release on Bandcamp, plus MP3 downloads of the audio track for any other content I release. 
Includes Discord rewards
64-bit
$25 or more per month 9 of 10 patrons
  • Everything above.
  • Hour Of Power: You'll receive one hour of my undivided attention every month. How you utilize this is up to you. Need me to do some sound design or production? Bang out something on my CNC? Just want to video-chat and hear old tour stories? Or come to my house and try to beat me at Tempest? It's your show.
  • Loot Box: Once a year, you'll get a box from me. What is in it? You'll find out. It'll make you happy, though. 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$323 of $1,000 per month
The Travel Goal
At $1K a month, this will enable me to go to a different city up to four times a year, to do a meetup or clinic, and explore that city's sounds and art, create amusing videos and prose, and create field recordings and other sonic archives for this community. 

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I'm Chris Randall, and I make things. I'm constantly experimenting (and often failing) with new electro-acoustic and electronic instruments and performance methods, visual experiences, and audio-visual art, both kinetic and static. With my trusty CNC machines (router and mill), a soldering iron, and ugly-but-servicable C++, I'm exploring, and between explorations I have opinions. Lots of opinions. I love to share, both my explorations and my opinions, and to talk about creativity and creations with like-minded people. 

If you need a bit of resumé, for 17 years I've had the popular music tech blog Analog Industries, and co-owned Audio Damage, Inc., where I design music technology products. (I've also designed some dope stuff that you probably use for iZotope, Eventide, TASCAM, Cycling '74, and other companies.) Before that, my wife and I had a record label, and I did lighting and stage production design, and before that, I was a professional musician, signed to Wax Trax!/TVT. Yay, 90s music industry! Before that, if you care, I was a bike messenger in New York City, which should tell you exactly where I fall on the Crazy Scale, because that seemed like "fun" and furthermore "a good idea" to me at the time. 

With this Patreon, I am creating a community of like-minded folks who want to make things and talk about creativity and music tech, and giving you access to my 30+ years of experience in the music industry and creative arts. In the process I'll gain from your advice and insight as well, so we can all improve our skillsets. If you join our community, you'll receive a steady stream of creative inspiration as I generate it (sample packs, audio, art, software, et al). In addition, you'll get access to the full Analog-Industries-style ongoing conversation about creativity, art, and music technology, with the added benefit of a semi-walled garden for more candid conversations than are possible on a normal blog or via social media. You'll get first crack at all my media generation (videos, music, art, etc.) and private members-only limited-run things like hand-built instruments and hand silk-screened prints, and direct access to me for advice and ideas to help your own process. 

Recent posts by Chris Randall

Tiers
8-Bit
$1 or more per month 20 patrons
  • Access to all blog posts: You'll get the bi-weekly (or more) posts about creativity and technology.
  • Access to Patreon-only store:  Hand-built instruments, t-shirts, sample packs, prints, art. 
  • Early access to all video content: I generally make one to two YouTube videos a week. You'll see them first.
16-Bit
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Everything above.
  • Bi-Monthly Creative Content: this will take many forms, depending on what I'm doing that month but will always be something you can use in your own endeavors. 
32-bit
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Everything above.
  • Artistic Support: Making things is expensive, and this tier helps me purchase the various things I need for experimenting, inventing, and creating. 
  • Private Discord Channel: I'm logged in whenever I'm in my office (usually 700 to around 1400, and then around 1900 to 2200 daily, GMT -7). Time permitting, I'll be happy to give you personal feedback and advice, and you'll be able to steer my endeavors directly.
  • Music: You'll get a download code for anything I release on Bandcamp, plus MP3 downloads of the audio track for any other content I release. 
Includes Discord rewards
64-bit
$25 or more per month 9 of 10 patrons
  • Everything above.
  • Hour Of Power: You'll receive one hour of my undivided attention every month. How you utilize this is up to you. Need me to do some sound design or production? Bang out something on my CNC? Just want to video-chat and hear old tour stories? Or come to my house and try to beat me at Tempest? It's your show.
  • Loot Box: Once a year, you'll get a box from me. What is in it? You'll find out. It'll make you happy, though. 
Includes Discord rewards