June 25, 2016

Addendum To The Previous...

by Chris Randall
 

Naturally, since I've spent most of the last week lying on a beach in Mexico, I'm totally amped to get home and get back to work. Item, like, three or something on my List Of Shit To Do is get my YouTube channel rolling. I've done a lot of reading over the last week on the various resources available to YouTube content creators; I'll admit I've never really used this platform to its fullest potential after reading all this shit.

(Sidebar: I also discovered that the most popular YouTube channels are for really bizarre shit. These people have over 4 million subscribers, and as best I can tell, they put up a 5 minute video every day where they throw Mr. Potatoheads at each other and show off their cosmetic dentistry. Shit is a Japanese Game Show level of weird, no joke.)

Anyhow, during my journey I found out that YouTube has a complete and very nice production facility in Los Angeles that is (more or less, with various caveats) open to anyone that has 10K subscribers on their channel. I would like to use this production facility to record live performances of the people in our Circle Of Trust to build our community, and give some of these excellent performances that we regularly shit out in to the wild a more permanent home in the social fabric.

With the caveat that I have never once actively pursued subscribers, I currently have about 1300 subs to my personal YouTube channel. Audio Damage has about twice that many, and thus would be a better starting place, but many of the YouTube For Creators features (including the production studios) are not available to business channels. However, I think that our needs would best be met in this context by making an Analog Industries channel, starting from a blank slate, and taking the hit.

(EDIT: Made the channel, or at least the beginnings of it. Please go hit "subscribe" so we can quickly get to the hundred subs needed for the custom URL, which is much better for further promo.)

My reasoning here: this will enable more consistent branding between this site and the channel, and the difference between 8700 subscribers needed and 10K needed is really only just a couple rungs on an already tall (but not insurmountably so) ladder. I mean, while there's a lot of crossover, I have over 10K between my Twitter and Instagram accounts, so it can't be that hard. Can it?

I guess we'll find out. It's going to take a community effort to get that many subscribers so we have access to the YouTube studios. Once that occurs, we'll have to figure out, as a community, who gets to reap the reward of having their performances recorded for posterity. I'm open to any and all suggestions in that regard; this will be somewhat technically challenging, and we'll need volunteers to assist with the technical work in LA. (And wherever else we do it; there are also YouTube Spaces in several other cities, but I'm given to understand the LA one is the best one.)

With all that in mind, I'll be shipping the new AD module (Shapes) and a long-awaited restock of Sequencer 1 all next week. In my free time, I'll be assembling the AI YouTube channel and starting to make content for it. This is where I'll do the vlog and other associated content; I'll keep the live performances and shit on my own channel, as has always been the case, and the AD channel will continue to be the hub for tutorials and what-not.
 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
Jun.25.2016 @ 8:34 PM
jet
Let us know how to spread the word to get you more subscribers.
 
 

 
Jun.26.2016 @ 4:53 PM
synthetic
Perhaps a link to your YouTube channel would help.
 
 

 
Jun.27.2016 @ 12:09 PM
Chris Randall
@synthetic: When it exists, I might consider that.

-CR
 
 

 
Jun.27.2016 @ 5:40 PM
lazenbleep
 
 

 
Jun.27.2016 @ 9:25 PM
Chris Randall
Har har har.

Actually, it's here: link [www.youtube.com]

I'm not going to do a subscriber push until I have some content in there. The only video in the channel currently is a rudimentary channel ID that I made on the plane on the way back from Mexico yesterday.

-CR
 
 

 
Jul.02.2016 @ 12:11 PM
inteliko
Gotta hear more on the cop bribery.

I know a bunch of connoisseurs of the aerosol arts, and when visiting Mexico, cop bribery is an instant gimme. $50 usually get them off the hook. That was years ago, I'm sure it has multiplied since then.
 
 

 
Jul.11.2016 @ 1:49 PM
rapfreak
Subscribed!
 
 

Comment:

 

Sorry, commenting is closed for this blog entry.