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An entire orchestra recording your music for $99. The ultimate resource for music creators and students. Help us fund this project!
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Our project goes on off Kickstarter! Visit our website. www.99dollarorchestra.com

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- It's the world's first orchestra that anyone can afford to hire! An Orchestra for Everyone!

- Composers, educators, students, anyone can use it for whatever their goal may be!

- You can go from whistling to a an orchestra recording for $99. Even amateurs can have an orchestra playing their music. It's easy.

ABOUT THE $99 ORCHESTRA

Our goal is to get the $99 Orchestra on it's feet with a kickstarter boost! We want to make $99 orchestral recording sessions for education and professional purposes a constant reality - That's our real goal, so if we pass the $40,000 milestone, we don't stop there. The more support we have, the more constant we can make this great new service available and more upgrades and options will be available for you. For this project to become reality we need everyone's support!

REWARDS

FUN TREATS: Rewards #1 to #3 

RECORDING SESSIONS: Rewards #4 to #15

HOW IT WORKS:

0 - For every 7 minute slot, please submit 30 to 90 seconds of music. You should submit a score for rewards #4 to #15.

1 - Send us your score/Chose date for your session (within available dates)

2 - Watch your music being recorded through our live streaming.

3 - Receive the unmixed audio files of your recording and the HD video of your piece being recorded (if you selected a option with HD video.)

4 - You can use the recording for all non-commercial and low budget projects, including portfolio usage, self-promotion, no-budget films, educational purposes and work for charity. For commercial use, a supplemental fee may be applicable if your project is not low budget. Please contact andre.miranda@etnoideia.pt

Examples of low budget productions: A indie iPad game, a student film, a indie film with low budget.

INSTRUMENTATION

Conductor

1 flute (picc), 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in b flat, 1 Bassoon

2 Trumpets, 4 French Horns,  2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone

17 Strings (5,4,3,4,1)

MICROPHONE SETTINGS

Decca tree and section mics (this means you will have the general room sound and each individual instrument section separated in different tracks) The orchestra will be all in the same room, so the separation is not to an absolute degree. We will record everything at the 48,000Hz standard sample rate.

CLICK TRACK

Printed Click track is available for 1h, 3h, 6h and 12h sessions. If you got a smaller session, click track is available, but you will need to choose one tempo from beginning to end. e.g.: 120BPM

FROM YOUR MIND TO THE SCORING STAGE!

A picture of our orchestra recording at the studio. (seen from inside the booth)
A picture of our orchestra recording at the studio. (seen from inside the booth)

AUDIO EXAMPLE - $99 ORCHESTRA

Here is an example of an orchestral reading by our orchestra. Check out more music a our website www.99dollarorchestra.com

Mendelssohn had an orchestra for himself. Now you can too, with the perks of not having to live in the past! Help support the $99 Orchestra Kickstarter campaign by pledging and we will give you a recording session so you can record your music!

If you don't know music, but you play a musical instrument or sing, you can submit an audio recording of yourself playing and we will transcribe it into an orchestral piece and record it. That's reward #3.

A big thank you to Matt McLean from YCWI and to Prof. Alex Ruthmann from the Music Education / Music Technology Dept. at New York University/Steinhardt for their outstanding support.

Risks and challenges

Our project has the support of the WESO Orchestra www.wesorchestra.com, which Andre Miranda leads. All of the intricacies of getting this project running will be taken care by professionals, starting by score submission and advisement by Andre Miranda. Please visit Andre's Bio in the Bio section where links about the WESO are included. A workshop in New York or Skype will be available for those who want advisement on how to make the most out of their scores. Our partnership with the YCWI in New York also ensures that the educational side of the project is monitored.

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    Donate to help us fund the project!

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    Attend our public one-hour live streaming session. Our orchestra will be at the studio answering your questions and demonstrating how the different instruments can work together! You can submit written questions and even short orchestrations that may get picked to help illustrate popular questions.

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    Submit an audio recording you playing an instrument, singing or any other form of intelligible musical audio and we will produce a score are record with a 10 piece orchestra or a 9 piece orchestra and a singer - Your choice (english lyrics only)

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    7 minute Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files Score required

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    7 minute Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files + Receive HD video of your piece. Score required

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    14 minute Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files. Score required

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    21 minute Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files. Score required

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    28 minute Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files. Score required

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    1 Hour Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files + HD video of your piece. Score required

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    90 minute flexible Orchestral Recording Session for school (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files + HD video. Score required

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    3 Hour Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files + HD video. Score required

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    6 Hour (1 Day) Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files. Score required

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    12 Hour (2 Day) Orchestral Recording Session (30 piece Orchestra) + Live Streaming + Receive audio files. Score required

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