Great news. The editing is done and t-shirts are ordered. I'll be uploading everything to Musopen this week and next, and announcing the final list + some secret additions shortly.
I now need everyone's address to mail the gifts (those who got prizes and are not opting-out). One caveat before you fill it out. The original gifts I listed were to send a copy of the entire Musopen archive on DVD + the new music + behind the scenes video. Please recall, at this time, our archive was very small and we were asking for $11,000. Well, we ended up being a little too successful, and as a result the Musopen archive now totals at almost 150gb, and our behind the scenes video came in at 250gb (1080p)!
So unfortunately, none of this really fits on DVDs anymore, at least a reasonable number of them. So I'd like to suggest the following in exchange for the original gift as listed:
- For those who still want some physical disc, I'd like to send you just the new music as mp3 files (320kb the highest quality) on a DVD. Since I can't fit everything, I'd like to extend your pro membership another year free.
- For those who are willing to forgo the CD/DVD, in exchange I'd like to give you an extra 3 years of Musopen pro membership free.
Regardless of what you choose, we will be hosting all this content in the following ways:
* The video sessions will be uploaded to YouTube in their entirety, without editing, in 1080p. I hope people will enjoy seeing what it takes to record such challenging music.
* All the new music for this project will be kept on Musopen, Box.com, Archive.org indefinitely, as mp3 files and lossless m4a audio. So if you choose to skip the DVD, you will be able to access all the media and mix your own DVD.
Thanks again for your patience. I look forward to the final announcement next week.
P.S. Address surveys will be sent out separately via KickStarter's form system.
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