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March 5, 2024

Episode 510 – Engineer/Artisan Baker Randall Michael Tobin, Unusual Release Formats, And Western Tuning And Harmony

Randall Michael Tobin 510

My guest this week is Randall Michael Tobin, who founded his Theta Sound Studio way back in 1977. Since then he’s worked on thousands of projects in various genres including Jazz, Pop, R&B, Classical, Hip Hop, Country, Ragtime, Gospel, Ballet, Alternative, Film Score and Spoken Word. Besides offering just about every audio service you can think of, Randall also offers art and graphics, online marketing and promotion, video production and editing, and website design and maintenance.

But there’s more more to Randall’s story. Along the way his interest in artisan cooking led him to begin baking sourdough bread loafs that he gave as gifts to clients and friends. This eventually led to a side business called Random Acts of Breadness, where as an artisan baker, Randall sells sourdough bread along with delicious compliments like raw farm butters, honey spreads, jams and organic extra virgin olive oils. In fact, I eat at least one piece of Randall’s most excellent sourdough just about every day.

During part 1 of the interview, we spoke about how some gear never goes out of style, recording big band, his unique studio clientele, where he got his technical chops, and much more.

I spoke with Randall from his Theta Sound studio in Burbank, California. 

On the intro I looked at some totally unique physical release formats that you won’t believe, and what we know about Western tuning and harmony just might be wrong.



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