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Soundbytes brings 8-bit music to Melbourne. We have put on 4 gigs to date and are all ready for number 5, but we need your help!

4 gigs down, Soundbytes has brought some of Australia's most amazing chip artists to Melbourne, up til now, we've been putting the gigs on for more or less donations but with your help, we can put some extra money into our first birthday party on November 20, to make it the biggest and best gig to date. We are famous within the Oz chip scene for bringing together Australia's premier chip artists, and putting on shows that people travel cross country to catch. Quite simply, if it's chip and it's in Australia, you can probably catch it at a Soundbytes gig.
We want to reward; not only the artists who have paid their own ways to play our past gigs by actually springing for their flights for this one, but you, our loyal fans, whether you've already discovered us or are yet to do so. Kickstarter enables us to give you guys some amazing goodies for your pledges, and best of all helps us put on the greatest gig we can, the way only we can.
NOTE : If you have pledged $43 or more you will be emailed for t-shirt sizes when the funding closes also, if you want more than one ticket, check out the update for what to do.
We have locked in little-scale, dot.AY, Dr Dollar Dollar (AKA Cool Thomas) and for the first time at Soundbytes - cTrix! We've also organised a screening of 'Reformat the Planet' that you just can't see anywhere else - only available to Kickstarter backers. Stay tuned to this page for updates as they come to hand.
Please remember Aussies funding amounts are in US$ (hence the somewhat strange amounts!)
Many many thanks (more than we can possibly say) to :
cTrix for the amazing video.
2Player Productions for allowing us to screen their brilliant documentary.
The artists, for not only agreeing to play the shows for nothing but for taking time off work and spending their own hard earned bucks to get to the shows.
Geoffrey Gifford for being our American partner so we can 'do a Kickstart' and of course to you for coming to out gigs and hopefully pledging to ensure our continued survival!

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    Come and see an exclusive screening of the chip documentary "Reformat the Planet" that will only be available to kickstarter backers, entry to the gig and an earlybird digi-download of the audio for Soundbytes 5 after the gig.

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    "Reformat the Planet" screening, entry to the gig, SB5 earlybird download plus digi-dowloads of SB3 and SB4, a Soundbytes Badge and sticker.

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    "Reformat the Planet" screening, entry to the gig, digi downloads of SB3, 4 and 5, a Soundbytes Badge and sticker + an exclusive, limited edition, full length CD featuring some of the greatest tracks from the SoundBytes family

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    "Reformat the Planet" screening, entry to the gig, digi downloads of SB3, 4 and 5, a Soundbytes Badge and sticker + an exclusive, limited edition, full length Soundbytes CD PLUS a t-shirt (as seen in the photo!)

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    14 backers

    "Reformat the Planet" screening, entry to the gig, digi downloads of SB3, 4 and 5, a Soundbytes Badge and sticker + an exclusive, limited edition, full length Soundbytes CD, a t-shirt, plus a keyring denoting your VIP status as a SoundBytes backer which will get you discounted entry to future gigs, future earlybird downloads and other goodies

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