Tributary collects, digitizes, edits & archives the voice messages of friends & family near & far into one timeless audio album.
Ever wanted to have the voices of your loved ones and their best stories, memories, and well-wishes all edited together & archived in one safe, accessible place?
Perhaps you're attending a wedding or throwing a 90th birthday party and want a way to gather messages from people all over the world onto one audio album.
With our brand-spankin' new platform & artisan audio editing, we promise to do just that!
Most of the rewards you'll see here are donation-based opportunities to create your own archive or gift an archive to someone special for an event of your choice.
Here's a bit more on what an audio archive includes:
- Hotline: We set up a voicemail-style answering service, reachable from any regular telephone around the globe, to collect messages from your friends.
Audio Editing & Post-Production: We edit the phone
messages into individual audio tracks, fine-tuning & engineering the
sound for the best possible delivery. This is by far the most
time-intensive step of the process as we manually transform each message
from scratchy, lo-fi sound files into clear, poetic audio tracks.
- Digitizing, Uploading & Archiving: We turn all of your messages into digital .mp3 files, compile them onto an audio CD & archive them online for easy sharing, downloading & backup.
- Graphic Design & Packaging: We will work with your original art or create custom imagery to add that final, important touch to your CD and accompanying case.
We're fundraising through Kickstarter to complete and improve the platform we've built, and because the support of this community is just as important as the products, we're trying something different and offering almost all of our rewards as donation-based packages. Not only does this method offer these amazing archives to people of all means, but it also gives us an idea of how much these are worth to you.
Whether or not you have a friend's wedding, a graduation, a reunion or a special birthday coming up, you'll have 6 months to schedule your archive. We'll set up the "hotline," lovingly attend to your audio and even send you some Kleenex for the scene that ensues!
Not only will your support create a personal archive, but you'll be helping turn this project into an ongoing product for many more people to enjoy.
Thanks for checking this out!
A bit more background:
Since one of my best friend's weddings last month, I've been busy creating a better platform for gathering & digitizing audio messages. I've built a website (www.tributaryaudio.com) and explored a ton of technology to create the richest listening & recording experience while keeping the overall interaction easy and accessible enough for everyone (even--especially--the grandparents!) But there's always more to do! I'm now ready to bring these awesome audio archives to you and am campaigning to continue improving the service.
pledged of $3,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 10, 2011.
Sep 12, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011 (28 days)
Pledge $1 or more
"THIS IS AWESOME!" Backer-- We thank you for your enthusiasm & support by putting your name on tibutaryaudio.com!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $10 or more
A beautifully printed Tributary Postcard sent to your home!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (40 of 42 left)
PAY WHAT YOU WISH-- 1 Week Audio Archive with Digital Download & Custom-printed CD's (5)-- Your event, your people, with an entire week for them to call in and leave messages. We edit, remaster, digitize, upload and create custom CD's (5) for you! As a donation-based package, you tell us how much this is worth to you and we do the rest! Your pledge should include shipping, whatever you think is fair.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $175 or more
2 backers Limited (23 of 25 left)
PAY WHAT YOU WISH-- The big momma! 2 Week Audio Archive with Digital Download & Custom-printed CD's (5)-- 2 full weeks for friends and family to call in and leave messages, all the above bells & whistles, plus 5 CD's for you! As a donation-based package, you tell us how much all of this is worth to you and we do the rest! Your pledge should include shipping, whatever you think is fair.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $350 or more
Commemorative Kleenex Package-- In addition to the rewards listed for the 2 week Audio Archive, we create an artisan audio mix sampling your best messages to play at your event or reception (from 5 to 10 minutes), and send you 10 CD's as well as a pack of Kleenex for all those happy tears at your event.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011