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An album of new music created with nothing but a Korg Kaossilator 2, a small touch-pad synth available in the spring of 2012

Update:

So, the goal has been reached and the album will be made!  Let's keep this thing going.  If it hits $350 I'll be making the all monotron ep and all of you excellent backers will get to download it before it hits the shelves.

Also, since we know it's going to happen, now's your chance to get yourself the album faster and cheaper than anyone else, for $5.  And you can still name a song for $25 and claim your place in music history.

Thanks!

About this project:

In the spring of 2012 Korg, one of the world's largest makers of electronic instruments, is going to release the Kaossilator 2.  According to their website, "Kaossilator 2 is the palm-size phrase synthesizer that can be played by anyone, at any place, and at any time."  Basically, it's a weird little synth thing that you play by dragging your finger around on a touchpad.

Say what?  This:

My goal is to put out the first album created only with a Kaossilator 2 and to do this within a month of the product's release.  To do that, I'll need your help.  Why do  I need your help you ask?  Well the truth of it is, things cost money.  The Kaossilator is going to cost $160. That's a lot of scratch for a guy like me, so I'm coming to you, awesome people of the Internet.

$200 will cover equipment costs, taxes, and fees.  But there's no limit to the amount the project can take in.  So, If I raise an additional $150, I'll pick up a few Korg Monotrons and do a bonus EP using only those.  That won't be easy.

Monowhat!?  These:

On top of that, I'll use additional funds to promote this thing all over the internet.  I may also get dinner from Taco Bell once or twice.  I hope you don't mind, I have a weakness for authentic Mexican food.

But, hang on!   I'm not coming to you asking for money and offering nothing in return.  That would be unamerican!  I've got a slew of awesome rewards for you.  For instance, if you kick in $5 or more, you'll get a digital copy of the album as soon as it's done, even before I release it on iTunes and Amazon.  With that, you'll be the envy of your slice of the universe.

As a $25 backer, you'll get to name the songs before I even write them.  I'll do my best to make a song that lives up to your song naming genius.  That's even better than writing a song yourself, if you think about it, because naming the song is the best part.  I'll put the first 15 on the album.  If I get more than that, I'll just release a new volume every month until I catch up.  And yes I'm aware that by not limiting this I'm exposing myself to the remote possibility of having to do thousands of songs. That's okay.  I dare you, Internet.  I dare you to make me write songs on odd little synthy toys for the rest of my life.

Of course backers at any level will be helping me pay for this marvel of modern technology and create this album so that I can take my place in the pantheon of strange people doing weird stuff on the Internet and my gratitude will know no bounds.

So, that's what I'm trying to do and I'd really love your help.  Even just telling your friends to check this out would be amazing.  There's no greater reward for a musician than the opportunity to have people hear his or her music.  At least, that's what I've heard.

You can check out some of my music here: http://rainbowkitten.com/

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