Sensori Collective: Community Music Center
Sensori Collective: Community Music Center
Sensori Collective is a community supported, community sustained music space for producers/beatmakers in San Diego.
Sensori Collective is a community supported, community sustained music space for producers/beatmakers in San Diego. Read more
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo
Music to us is everything. It is a way to express yourself, it is a way to connect with others on deep, meaningful levels. Music is our passion and has opened up channels of expression that have become essential in our lives. Until recently, making music was more of a personal hobby, something we did in our free time with small dreams of where we could take it. Getting involved in the community and realizing that there are MANY others out there, just like us, making music, opened up a whole new world for what was possible and how we could all learn from each other and grow together. This realization was the start of Sensori Collective. Our goal is to unite the producer/beatmaker community in San Diego by providing a space to collaborate, experiment, share and learn from each other. San Diego is bursting with talent and we want to provide the resources necessary to further the movement and strengthen and grow the community.
What is it?
Sensori will be a community-owned music space supported by memberships. The profits will feed directly back to the collective to provide additional resources for members and help organize events to benefit the community. Sensori will be a place where people can not only create and practice their craft, but also a place to learn, teach and communicate with their peers. We encourage members to share their knowledge and to teach each other and we will provide a platform for them to do so. We plan to include lessons, tutorials and talks (which all members can contribute to and profit from) at the space as well as on our website.
The space itself will be designed with comfort in mind and will feel more like a lounge. There will be shared equipment, a mixing station, dj tables, community records and a sampling station available for all members to use. We also plan to offer private spaces for those who want to setup and secure their gear.
The Volunteer membership works by volunteering to manage the space 1 day per week for a month. In return you will get a free Standard membership or 50$ off your monthly membership. The volunteer membership will be limited to 5 people per month and we will cycle through volunteers each month based on a waiting list.
How will you use the donations?
The money raised from this kickstarter will be used to rent the physical space and to get the music space setup and ready for our summer opening. Here is a breakdown of our costs:
- Audio Equipment
- Kickstarter reward fulfillment
The plan for the audio equipment is to have is to have 2-3 midi controllers (MPD, etc), 2 keyboards, an SP-404, 2-3 turntables, bass guitar, monitor speakers and various other pieces. The collection of equipment will grow over time and members will be able to vote on what equipment we get next. In the future we hope to build out a vocal booth.
Let’s Make It Happen!
This space is a dream for us and will have an amazing impact on the San Diego community. Be a part of the movement and lets make this happen together! With your support we will be up and running this summer.
Thank you for taking the time to check us out!
★ Limited edition Sensori sticker ($10+ donation)
★ Limited edition hand screen-printed koozie ($25+ donation)
★ 1 month membership to Sensori ($35+ donation)
★ Limited edition screen printed T-Shirt ($50+ donation)
★ 1 month pro membership (24/7) to Sensori ($75+ donation)
★ Invitation to grand opening party! ($100+ donation)
★ 3 month membership to Sensori ($150+ donation)
★ 3 month pro membership (24/7) to Sensori ($250+ donation)
★ An exclusive beat made using the sample of your choice by a member of the Sensori team ($500+ donation)
Phil Sergi (Five05)
Erich Olsen (Envision)
Mike Costanza (DJ Costanza)
Risks and challenges
There are two main risks we are aware of regarding opening this space:
We have detailed and realistic estimates of operating costs and have designed the membership plans in order to sustain the space. In order to have Sensori be self-sufficient we must have enough members. We have affordable prices for memberships and provide quality equipment for musicians at any level. This is something that we will personally use and are dedicated to making work by keeping up on marketing and advertising at a street level and maintaining a tight connection with members.
We need to keep the space secure, and have put a lot of thought into this. Secure access for members is a priority and is a requirement for the location. Along with secured access we will also have security cameras installed and the space and equipment will be fully insured. We will have an employee on the premises during business hours and private offices available to store and lock up your gear.
- (30 days)