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Prepare for trouble... Make it double. All-new Pokémon arrangements brought to life with a professional string ensemble!

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Stretch Goal #2 - $25,000

DOUBLE the amount of our string musicians! - We will record the entire album with a 10-musician string ensemble!

Stretch Goal #1 - $20,000

Miror B's Retro Groove Arrangement! - We will arrange and record the battle theme for everyone's favorite Pokémon trainer, Miror B! 

Here's the original version in case you've forgotten.

10/30 - Project Funded!!!!

Thanks to everyone who has supported our project for the last three weeks! It has been a fast and furious race to our goal, but we wouldn't have had it any other way. We can't wait to bring Pokémon music into the studio! You have all proven that there is demand for LIVE Pokémon music.

10/28 - New Recording Date - December 8, 2013

The studio called us earlier today to discuss new recording date options, and we now have Sunday, December 8, 2013 on hold for our recording session. We still have to make sure that it doesn't conflict with the musicians' schedules, but since we are hiring a smaller ensemble, it shouldn't be too difficult to work out.  

Backers who will be tuning into the live internet stream or attending the session can expect us to be recording from 10am-1pm, with a short break for lunch, and then again from 2pm-5pm.  

Even with the studio delay, we're still hopeful to release the digital album by the end of December, but the physical rewards will likely have to be manufactured in January, due to the coming holiday season. We'll know more as we get closer to December.

10/28 - Halloween Arrangement Preview

Check out a preview for our upcoming bonus track, 'From Dusclops Till Dawn!' Backers who pledge any amount by 12pm PDT on Halloween (this Thursday) will receive a free download code!

10/20 - Studio Tour!   

We got to go take a tour of Studio X! Check out the video!

10/20 - Halloween Bonus for Backers! 

Fall is our favorite time of year, and we want to celebrate Halloween.. Pokémon style! All backers who pledge any amount by 12pm PDT on October 31 will receive a digital download of a special spooky Halloween arrangement featuring some guest soloists!

10/13 - Updated $50 tier!

In addition to the second physical album, $50+ backers will also receive PDF Scores and Parts for all of the arrangements! Study our music, or perform with your friends!

10/13 - NEW $150 tier!

Now you can get a Kickstarter-exclusive, 8.5" x 11" hardcover copy of the conductor's score, signed by the team!

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Zelda Universe - "ZREO composer/orchestrator Eric Buchholz onboard for Pokémon Reorchestrated"

Gamnesia - "Pokémon Reorchestrated Presents: Double Team! a Live-Recorded Album of Pokémon Music"

Pokémon Crossroads - "Pokémon Reorchestrated Presents Double Team!"

Bulbanews - "Pokémon Reorchestrated presents: Double Team! project to be funded by Kickstarter"

theMusic.com.au - "NERDS NEED FIVE GRAND TO FULFILL THEIR POKÉMON DREAM"

Destructoid - "Pokémon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes"

 Pokémon Reorchestrated is a project dedicated to creating orchestral arrangements of music from the Pokémon video game franchise. Joining the team this time is the director of the former Zelda Reorchestrated project, Eric Buchholz, for a new collaborative effort: Double Team!

  • Double Team! is 30-minute collection of all-new orchestral arrangements that takes some of the best musical themes from the Pokémon games, and transforms them into beautiful arrangements performed by a professional string ensemble
  • Our initial ensemble will include five string players, with room for expansion if we surpass our goal. We won't be recording other instruments like brass or woodwinds. (Not this time, at least!)
  • Each of us will be arranging one track from each generation, with the potential inclusion of music from Pokémon X and Y!
  • This Kickstarter is only 21 days. Why the hurry, you ask? Because we want to see this album released by the end of the year! The sooner we fund the Kickstarter, the sooner we can get in the studio. We have to keep in mind that it can take a while for the funds to become spendable after all of the transactions have been made.

We'd like to record the album at Studio X, located in downtown Seattle, Washington. This is the same studio where Microsoft likes to record a lot of their big projects, like Halo and Age of Empires. Our current tentative recording date is Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Studio X, Downtown Seattle, Washington
Studio X, Downtown Seattle, Washington

Eric Buchholz is a composer/orchestrator and has contributed to a number of professional video game music projects including Play! A Video Game SymphonyThe Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony, and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. Eric was also the director of Zelda Reorchestrated, a fan initiative that recently completed Twilight Symphony, a three-and-a-half hour arrangement album of music from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which was funded right here on Kickstarter.

Braxton Burks is a composer/orchestrator as well as the creator of Pokémon Reorchestrated and the iTunes chart-topping Kanto Symphony: a 78-minute orchestral arrangement album of music from Pokémon Red and Blue, which was funded right here on Kickstarter. In addition to his work on Double Team!, he is currently producing music for a Generation II Pokémon arrangement album entitled Johto Legends.

Double Team! is not officially associated with The Pokémon Company, Nintendo, or any other affiliates. However, we are once again working with Joypad Records to ensure proper licensing falls into place. This will allow us to distribute the final album on Loudr, iTunes, and even physical albums. It also means that the copyright holders of the music will receive the proper amount of royalties as mandated by federal law.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge will be finishing the project in the amount of time that we would like to--by the end of December. Our timeline will mostly be influenced by studio availability, and things might also be further complicated by the coming holiday season. If for some reason things don't go the way we planned, we will do our best to ensure a timely release at the beginning of 2014.

FAQ

  • All of our digital rewards will distributed via download codes, meaning they can be redeemed by anybody from anywhere. If you already have either of our latest albums, you can gift them to your family or friends so they can enjoy!

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  • Part of the beauty of Kickstarter is that it's "all-or-nothing," meaning that if we don't reach our goal by the end of the time period, we don't receive a single dollar! This also means that backers are not charged payment until after the project has successfully ended (November 1st, in our case).

    If we don't reach our goal, sadly we will not be able to finish producing the album as planned.

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  • 'Kanto Symphony' is a full-length orchestral cover album with 35 tracks based on the soundtrack to Pokémon Red and Blue. 'The Lost Diaries' is a shorter EP/expansion to Kanto Symphony with 8 bonus tracks consisting of both short themes from the aforementioned games, and a few original pieces inspired by Pokémon lore.

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  • While it can be cheaper to record musicians remotely, the inconsistencies in different recording setups for each musician and disparities in sound quality between all the parts become much more apparent when spliced together--especially for a smaller ensemble. By raising funds for recording 5 of the most talented musicians in Seattle, we're investing in a higher quality production that will sound the most pleasing to your ears!

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