Help support the creation on my first Simple Studies's album from mastering to manufacturing.
I've been writing and recording albums all my life, but always had to make cuts when funds got tight. Make Me Do It would be my first full-length studio album, and you can help me complete it!
I'm doing most of the mixing myself, and sending out to this awesome producer I know for mastering. If you'd like to hear the songs before they get mastered and become an album, check out my soundcloud or bandcamp pages. You can also follow me on Twitter if you like updates or like my Facebook page if you like faces.
And thank you so much just for looking at this page :)
I'm a musician, I've been writing and recording for as long as I can remember. Up until two years ago, I wrote and recorded as a member of Dust Bunny Nation. Our lives started to go in separate directions, I started writing music as Simple Studies, and this project is the culmination of the last two years.
Mastering can mean a world of difference in the hands of a good engineer, and my friend Ian Page is a incredible. For Make Me Do It, I'm giving Ian the recorded tracks and trust him enough to allow him the freedom to make the best possible song out of the raw materials. Still need some convincing? Check out the difference between what I recorded for "Actors as Friends":
Now compare that to Ian's work on the track:
The elements are the same, sure, but Ian's mastery of mixing and EQ lets me create a much stronger album than I would do by myself.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Apr 16, 2012 - May 21, 2012 (35 days)
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My sincerest thanks for helping me with my dreams. To show I'm not just being a dismissive douche, I'll thank you in the notes of every song (digital) or in the physical liner notes (if we meet the goal and the album becomes physical).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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I will record a special acoustic version of "Let Me Start", which will only be offered for Kickstarter donators.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Both of the above, and access to Marcus's super sekret Tourcation blog that will be updated four times a week for the duration of the tour and a digital copy of Make Me Do It before anyone else gets it.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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All of the above, and an exclusive track that won't be on the album.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Both of the aforementioned recordings, super sekret blog access, and an autographed physical copy of Make Me Do It.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Both Kickstarter recordings, super sekret blog access, an autographed copy of Make Me Do It, and a handmade Simple Studies t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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The Kickstarter recordings, access to the sekret Tourcation blog, autographed copy of MMDI, handmade t-shirt, and a phone call from an incredibly grateful Marcus to thank you for your support.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You are awesome. To show you how much this means to him, you'll get all of the above, plus Marcus will write and record a song about you, just for you, that you will get via digital download.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You are one of the nicest people he's ever known. You get all of the above, plus Marcus will record a video performance of your song, just for you.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You are so amazing that when Marcus thinks about the world, you are a beacon of light in his mind. To prove it, not only will you get all of the above, but Marcus will change his tour schedule to come to your home, and perform a set in your living room with your song for you and all your friends, dedicating your song to you SO THAT EVERYONE KNOWS HOW MUCH HE LOVES YOU AND ONLY YOU. (Sorry, this only works if you live in the US, as I've recently been told by my UK friends, that $750 wouldn't even pay for the flight. Thanks for ruining it for everyone, guys).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012