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This project was successfully funded on February 12, 2014.
About this project
Thanks for your support! The album is live now. Download it on my Bandcamp today! I'll order a few extra Nanoloop carts and shirts to sell at my shows. I couldn't have done this without you! Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
Limitation drives creativity... and let's face it, these old gaming consoles make awesome sounds. That's why I've made my newest album, Destroy All Presets on my Game Boy Advance.
My last album, Beeps and Smudges, was made on an iPhone, mostly using the Nanoloop app. This time around I decided to kick it up a notch and use one of the old Nanoloop carts to compose the bulk of my music on a GBA. Aside from the chiptune beats, I also spiced this album up with homemade synths, circuit bent toys, and my own mix of nerdy/pop vocals.
Nanowhat? Nanoloop is one of the first commercially available music sequencers for Game Boys and GBAs. Nanoloop's creator has released several versions of the software including versions for Game Boys, GBAs, iOS, and Android devices.
Since I'm such a big fan of Nanoloop, I reached out to Oliver about doing a special edition of the cart to correspond with the release of my new album. He agreed, as long as we can meet the minimum order for manufacturing. These special carts will come preloaded with 10 of my tracks for you to play/remix as well as all the software you need to create your own chiptune music on your Game Boy Advance. Each cart comes with an instructable zine (and pdf) to get you started
The Album: Destroy All Presets is finished and ready to be delivered on February 2nd. All Kickstarter backers will receive a digital download of the album on that day, while the campaign is still running. It's ten tracks long and it's my favorite album I've recorded so far. I'm so proud of it and hope you guys love it too.
I've released all of my previous albums as Pay-What-You-Want, and it's been great for me. Some people donated $1, some donated $12, either way I'm just stoked that people wanna hear it. Not sure how much to donate? The average donation for one my albums over the last three years has been $3.45.
The rewards: I'm a huge believer in pay-what-you-want album releases, so I decided to stick with that model for this release. My ideal donation would be around $5 per album, but pay what you can... I'm happy just to have people listening to my work. I've also added some tiers for people who want to pick up all of my albums, or albums by other Monobomb Records artists. For those who are looking to start making their own chiptune music, pick up one of these special edition Nanoloop carts. I'm really proud of the music I've created and picking up one of these carts will show you exactly what tricks I used to get the sounds I did. These carts will come pre-loaded with Nanoloop 2.7, 10 of my tracks, and will be produced in a unique color just for this project.
Stretch Goals: I love helping folks create their own music, so if we reach $11,000, I'll be creating a short series of tutorial videos that will be available for anyone who wants to start making music with Nanoloop for mobile or GBA.
Beyond funding the manufacturing of the Nanoloop carts, I'll be using the rest of the funds to help pay the folks who helped me make this album: Brandon and Steven, who produced the album. eBoy, who did the album art. Crashfaster, from Monobomb Records. And any other artists who help out with any additional remixes or videos.
PS, I'm a firm believer in crowdfunding and the Kickstarter community. I've backed over 150 projects so far and I'm always done to help other project creators make their projects happen. kickingitforward.org
Risks and challenges
The album is finished and digital distribution should be a breeze. My biggest concern is with manufacturing of the carts and shipping them. I've had experience with this type of thing on my previous Kickstarter project, American Analog, and have a pretty good idea of the hassles of shipping. I'll be using the same packaging for this project, so don't expect much trouble there.
My 1st Kickstarter project, American Analog Zine, has successfully shipped on time and turned out awesome http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/docpop/american-analog-a-black-and-white-photo-zineLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
if you back this project at any level, you'll get all the digital download listed at any of the lower levels as well. So if you buy a cart for $80, you'll get my album+the Monobomb Digipack+the mystery EP. If you bought the Monobomb Digipack, you'll also get the mystery EP, etc.
The plan is deliver Destroy All Presets to all backers via Bandcamp, which support all FLAC and other formats http://bandcamp.com/faq_downloading
The $18 digipack will be delivered as a zip file containing all the other albums as high quality MP3s.
Pledge $1 or more
Pay what you want and get the entire album as a digital download. Suggested donation is $5.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $6 or more
Seriously, pay what you want, but anyone who pays $6 or more will get the digital copy of Destroy All Presets plus a little bonus E.P. thing I've been working on (which is slated for a summer release)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $18 or more
The Monobomb Digipack - A huge digital collection of albums by my awesome co-horts at Monobomb Records! This download includes: minusbaby's "BIAS", crashfaster's "disconnect" "beacon" & "further", Delorean Overdrive's "Delorean Overdrive (EP)", plus 3 Doc Pop's "Destroy All Presets" "Beeps and Smudges" & "Me Geek Pretty One Day". 8 albums for under $20!!!!!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
25 backers Limited (275 left of 300)
Destroy All Presets on CD! From our house to yours, it's shiny and filled with my album.
Also includes all digital downloads from the lower levels.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
A t-shirt! This level includes a high quality Destroy All Presets shirt (printed on an nice blue shirt, just for Kickstarter backers) plus all of the digital downloads (Destroy All Presets, EP, & Monobomb Digipack)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
7 backers Limited (193 left of 200)
Let's get physical! This level includes a high quality Destroy All Presets shirt (printed on an nice blue shirt, just for Kickstarter backers), with art by eBoy, plus a copy of the CD and all the digital downloads mentioned in the lower tiers
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Pledge $65 or more
41 backers All gone!
Earlybird - your own copy of the Destroy All Presets special edition Nanoloop cart. Remix and explore my tracks or create your own chiptunes! Requires a Game Boy Advance device. Includes a digital copy of Destroy All Presets.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $88 or more
GBA cart - Destroy All Presets special edition Nanoloop cart for GBA. Remix and explore my tracks or create your own chiptunes! Requires a Game Boy Advance device. Includes a digital copy of Destroy All Presets, the Monobomb Digipack, and the bonus ep.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)
Handmade Chaos NAND synth- With custom art by Doc Pop, this noisy little analog noise maker is just like the one used on Destroy All Presets, but Synthrotek will be pre-assembling it so you wont have to. Includes all digital downloads (the digipack, mystery ep, album, etc) Great for making droney-noise muzaks!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $120 or more
Nanoloop cart + CD + shirt - A special edition Destroy All Presets cart for GBA, the D.A.P. CD, plus the special Kickstarter run of the Destroy All Presets shirt (on an awesome blue shirt)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $900 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
A one-of-a-kind 200 watt Boomcase, custom made Mr. Simo out of vintage luggage that was selected and customized by Doc himself. I've been rocking one of his smaller models for 7 years when I play out on the street or in BART stations.
Of course it also includes a digital copy of Destroy All Presets, the Monobomb Digipack, and the bonus ep.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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