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Timothy AdanBy Timothy Adan
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Timothy AdanBy Timothy Adan
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$364
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 20 2014 9:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

Music is wonderful! You can listen to it, or dance to it if you are so inclined. Laugh, cry, or feel just about any other type of emotion. Most importantly here, you can create an atmosphere with it.

I am quite the avid gamer, and I happen to know that creating an atmosphere for your roleplaying games is important for both you and your players to have an even better experience. This project is about making music to fit that goal. Not just your generic music however. The goal for this project is to write music for fantasy style roleplaying games, but with a more eastern feel to it; Think Japan and China.

So what am I making exactly?

I am making a background soundtrack that will excite any group of tabletop samurai!

I will be writing 6 tracks. Each track will be of a particular theme that will be 10 minutes long and fully loopable. Having it be loopable means that you can keep looping the track for longer scenes in the story (like fight scenes).

You can check out my concepts on this page. they are right below the video in case you missed them.

Imagine an epic fight scene with thundering drums behind it, or a mysterious string instrument playing arpeggios slowly as you enter a forest filled with tiny spirits. The game masters job is to tell a compelling story that draws their players in. This can be done without music, but with music the story that you tell intensifies significantly. Imagine a movie without any music. Sure, it might still tell a good story, but once you add in the music, that is when people start sitting at the edge of their seats. Music can do the same thing for the atmosphere of your roleplaying games.

Why eastern themes?

I have a thing for ancient Japanese culture and if I could, I would totally be a samurai. On top of that, I love the instruments and the themes that tend to originate from these areas, especially what can be done with a Koto. One of my most favorite past projects was an alternative soundtrack for the second season trailer for "The Legend of Korra." After having finished that I knew that I wanted to write more, which eventually culminated in to this project.

What am I using?

Unfortunately I don't own a Koto (although it is definitely on my to-purchase list) but I do own and have the licenses for several sound libraries and programs.

This music is all being written in Sonar X2 using East/Wests Quantum Leap sound libraries which is where I get all of my eastern (and not so eastern) instruments. I will also be using Motu's Mach Five software and iZotope's Iris software for sound design and synthesizers.

I have also been toying around with an electric drum that I have which also has some of the sounds I have been using.

What are the rewards?

No matter what level you back me at, you will at least get some music. Everything is going to be available as a digital download through dropbox. When the rewards are finished I will email everyone a download link with their rewards.

The Audio downloads will be of your choice of audio formats including .wav, .mp3, and .flac.

There will also be cover artwork for those backing $10 or more, and exclusive artwork for those backing $20 or more. These files will be in .png or .jpeg format. As an add-on, there is a third work of art that can be added on to any backer level as well.

Commercial Use?

In the case of any rewards that include" commercial use" this means that you will have the right to use those tracks for anything commercially. Any tracks you have commercial use for can be used for anything that might potentially make you money or otherwise as long as you are not selling the track on its own. Just make sure to mention where you got the music.

There is also an add-on that allows you to get commercial use for one track of your choice. This can be taken multiple times to get commercial use for more tracks.

Custom Tracks?

For rewards that involve me writing tracks for you, it will be best if you start messaging me immediately before or after you pledge so that I can begin working on concepts as soon as possible.

The Rewards!

$2: You will get one Eastern themes track of your choice. You will make this decision when the reward surveys are sent out.

$10: You will get all 6 tracks from the Eastern themes soundtrack plus the cover art as a digital download.

$20: Full soundtrack of 6 tracks plus the cover art and exclusive art as digital download.

$50: The full soundtrack plus both pieces of art as a digital download, plus commercial use for 1 track of your choice.

$450: Have a 10 minute long track written specifically for you. Plus full soundtrack, cover art and exclusive art plus commercial use of the track written for you.

$3000: Have a full soundtrack of between 55 and 60 minutes written specifically for you with full commercial use of of both this soundtrack and the primary soundtrack.

Add-ons

$25: commercial use for a track of your choice.

$15: Second exclusive art download.

Risks and challenges

I am extremely confident that I can get this project finished by the time I have set to deliver. However, there are always complications that can crop up. The most important of which for me is that I am taking classes at my local community college in order to finish my degree (I'm so close!). With that in mind, school work can quite possibly get in the way.

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