Color Theory
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Will you be going on a tour of the US some time, or playing at any concerts in the midwest?


Color Theory responded on 04/26/2012
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I'm strictly a recording artist. I don't even go to other bands' shows, because what I enjoy most about listening to music is the production (preserving my hearing is a bonus).

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who's your influences?


Color Theory responded on 04/25/2012
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Growing up, Depeche Mode (of course), The Cure, The Smiths, and David Sylvian/Japan. Recently I've been listening to EDM and post dubstep, like Deadmau5, Skrillex, SBTRKT, and Little Dragon. Pretty much whatever I listen to rubs off in my music.

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Still live in OC? Love your music. Thank You. Please keep it coming!


Color Theory responded on 04/25/2012
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Yep, still in Huntington Beach. Thanks!

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Since you are a parent and a musician, have you ever thought about writing a song or two specifically for children?


Color Theory responded on 04/25/2012
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It just so happens that when my wife was pregnant, I asked a friend to make sure I never wrote songs about babies and parenthood. It doesn't sound like such a bad idea now, but I trust my younger self, who always found such efforts cringeworthy. So that covers songs ABOUT children. If you mean songs FOR children, like They Might Be Giants' stuff, I don't think I could pull that off.

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What were some of ther most embarassing moments of your career?


Color Theory responded on 04/24/2012
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Hoo boy... so many options to choose from here... well, my early newsletters (physically printed and mailed!) and email updates were basically second-rate comedy routines. Really gag-inducing humor. When I read them back, I get the same painfully awkward feeling as I do when watching The Office. I'm surprised so many of you stuck around.

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Have you ever been approached by labels and, if yes, why did you decide to stay unsigned?


Color Theory responded on 04/24/2012
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A handful of times, including just last week! Earlier in my career I came close, but these days I don't see the point. I've got it good right now, being able to write and record what I want, when I want, and share it with you however I want. Anyway, I never set out to be rich and/or famous, which is convenient since it's not very likely to happen!

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What are some of your least favourite music artists?


Color Theory responded on 04/24/2012
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Aw, c'mon now. I'm not a hater! I don't watch TV and don't go to the gym, so nowadays it's easy to restrict my focus to the stuff I do like.

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Is there any progress with your new production of Color Theory? There any possibility in the future to make a recording as the excellent work of art for me has been and will be Something Beautiful? wo


Color Theory responded on 04/24/2012
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I'm halfway through the last song for the new EP, and then you'll have five originals with perhaps the best production I've ever done. These incorporate EDM elements (like "Two"), not acoustic instruments, so they're definitely different than Something Beautiful.

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Hardware VS software synths - what do you think? Do software synths really lack the deepness and fatness in the overall sound, especially bass, that analog gear boasts of?


Color Theory responded on 04/24/2012
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I've been all software for years. In blind listening tests, even trained ears often can't tell the difference, or prefer the softsynth over hardware. It's not worth complicating your workflow over imperceptible differences.

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What do you cook?


Color Theory responded on 04/24/2012
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Oatmeal, tortillas, and a mean English Muffin.