Color Theory
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Just found your quality music . Been doing my own for about a year now and just don't see any activity. I spend extensive time on each track. Any suggestions? http://www.last.fm/music/JR+Claiborn


Color Theory responded on 08/04/2012
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As a mastering engineer, I work on lots of great music that few people ever hear. I sometimes wish I could focus solely on writing and recording the best music I can, but the truth is, I spend more time on promotion. In fact, I write a blog dedicated to the subject that offers lots of pointers: http://www.passivepromotion.com

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First off I love your music! Have you ever thought putting a female vocalist? Or maybe a little more aggressive singer? Is there a band you would like to cover besides depeche mode? Or work with?


Color Theory responded on 08/03/2012
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Thanks! My wife sings backup on a number of songs, particularly on The Thought Chapter. I doubt I'll ditch the lead singer (me) anytime soon ;). Aggressive isn't my thing.

I've covered quite a few other bands, from a-ha to Giorgio Moroder to OMD to Sondheim to Metallica, but my focus right now is on originals. As for collaborations, I'm not actively seeking them out because I've had so many false starts in the past, but you never know!

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will you ever play live? if yes, then what controller would you use?


Color Theory responded on 08/01/2012
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I have no plans to, and I'd definitely need to research controllers if I ever did!

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Tell us something about your work, what you love in life. Thanks


Color Theory responded on 08/01/2012
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I love that there are people out there that care about what I'm doing, because without that connection, I'm not sure I'd still be doing it.

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Don't you think hardware rules, finally ?


Color Theory responded on 07/28/2012
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As someone who's been all software since 2003, not so much!

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Hey Brian, Love your stuff man!! In fact you inspired me to make music ;) Could you name some VSTi's good for Synthpop? Thanks.


Color Theory responded on 07/24/2012
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Right now my main synths are Massive, Sylenth, and Zebra. Everything from Perfect Tears to my DM tribute was done on a single (hardware) synth, the Yamaha An-1x, so don't feel like you need to amass a huge collection!

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can i get more of your music:)


Color Theory responded on 07/24/2012
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Yes. Yes, you can.

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i liked your music very much since i was listening to "at a safe distance" and "two" and listened to more and more songs, and i jsut wanted to know you got the idea of making (such great :D) music ?


Color Theory responded on 07/24/2012
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Not all of my songs tell stories, but those two definitely do. Often I'll start from a title, and let my imagination run wild from there, completely disregarding the distinction between fiction and autobiography.

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thanks
looking into it. but... youre so talented
Why dont you go public on well ..... tv radio and shit
pop idol the voice of are waiting for geniuses like u
youre birdy 24 times 24


Color Theory responded on 07/05/2012
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That's very kind of you to say, but I'm not a great singer in the traditional sense, and not much of a performer either.

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bck again
im from the Netherlands Amsterdam.
where can i buy youre albums?
The free stuff is great but i want the real deal.
and by the way were both are Hughes fans of DM but youre beating them


Color Theory responded on 07/05/2012
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Thanks for the kind words! The best place to buy my albums is directly from me at http://music.colortheory.com. Obviously it's got the best selection, and it helps me the most.