One of the things that we never got to go over was the kind of stuff that would be included in the 'bonus content' of the Premium Package. While the custom USB flash drives are certainly cool the best part about them has to be all the goodies that go into said flash drives. Before we begin let’s take a look at the file structure of each...
Message from Kodakami.txt
One part README.txt and one part LICENCE.txt this text file includes the various licences that govern the content the USB. It grants you licences to use The BIG ALbum for non-commercial projects, tells you when you can use and how to properly credit the Instrumentals (Off-Vocals) versions, as well as containing information on how to contact us if you have any questions.
The BIG ALbum Lyrics
While not exactly a digital version of the insert booklet (a PDF version is included in the "Digital Extras" folder) these are the .txt versions of the lyrics sheet. Useful if you want to read along, catch what Al said on that one verse, or maybe to print out when you sing the songs for yourself! Either way if you don't have your booklet handy look no further than here for lyrics.
The BIG ALbum / The BIG ALbum [FLAC]
This is the digital version of the album coming in lossy MP3 and lossless FLAC varieties. Sure, you could rip the CD yourself but ripped MP3s don't include the proper ID3 tags that you will need before transferring it to your MP3 player. Normally you would query an online DB for the proper tagging information, but sadly said DBs are kinda lacking in indie Vocaloid albums (unless you're VocaDB)
Kodakami Sings... The BIG ALbum + [FLAC]
When Koda said he would 'serenade' all his backers I am not sure this was what they had in mind. For those of you who haven't had a chance to hear Koda sing 'from the bottom of his heart' we went ahead and put together a Crossfade Promo for the "Kodakami Sings" section of the bonus content. This promo doesn't include all of the tracks, but the last few are super secret bonuses that you will need the USB to hear.
Instrumental (Off-Vocal) Tracks + FLAC
The instrumental versions are not something usually shared but in case 'Kodakami Sings..." got you pumped to sing along with The BIG ALBum then these vocal-less versions of each track are probably for you. Feel free to dub, remix, cover, and do with these as you will, full licence governing their usage is included in the Message from Kodakami.txt with its latest version online here.
This is all the other bonus content. Here you will find a PDF version of the insert booklet, HQ versions of the featured art from our guest artists, along with various promo materials created during The BIG ALbum's marketing campaign including the audio version of Aki Interviews Episode 3 where famed Vocaloid producer Aki Glancy interviewed Koda-P on her show.
Thank you all for your continued support. The final international backer rewards should go out tomorrow. Expect another update then, along with a photo update of how we put all the backer rewards together.