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The 442s, an acoustic quartet, combines two outstanding members of the St. Louis Symphony with two of the city's finest jazz musicians!
The 442s, an acoustic quartet, combines two outstanding members of the St. Louis Symphony with two of the city's finest jazz musicians!
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The 442s have set out to make the best possible recording that we can. Since the sonic palette of our acoustic instruments is so intricate, capturing these textures requires the right people and facilities. We will be recording in December 2013 at the state-of-the-art Shock City Studios with master audio engineer, Paul Hennerich, of the St. Louis Symphony and Pan Galactic Company.

Intent on providing our listeners with as rich and complete an experience as possible, we have commissioned artist, James Walker, to create album artwork and packaging that will bring a unique and beautiful visual element to the project.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge in any recording project is accurately translating the performance from the live space to your speakers. By securing the expertise of our first-class recording engineer, Paul Hennerich, and booking ample time to record in St. Louis’ prime facility, Shock City Studios, we feel that we will make a recording that captures the nuance of the music as well as the brilliance of the players and instruments.

Our collaboration with graphic design artist, James Walker, has yielded fantastic results in every facet of this project so far. We look forward to partnering with him as he crafts the look of our CD artwork, packaging, posters and t-shirts in preparation for our Spring 2014 album release.

We do not foresee complications in releasing our album in March 2014 due to the exemplary reputations and significant experience that our recording partners bring to the project. In the unlikely event that complications arise within the project timeframe, album release or rewards fulfillment, we will contact you immediately to arrange suitable reconcilement.

Your generosity in helping us share our music with the greater world is greatly appreciated. We thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration of this exciting project!

Thank You So Much For Your Support!

Sincerely,
Adam, Shawn, Bjorn & Syd

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    DEBUT ALBUM DOWNLOAD! You will receive a download of our debut album before it is released to the rest of the public! The digital download will also include original digital artwork to accompany the tracks. We will also give you a shoutout on Facebook and Twitter to show our appreciation!

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    DEBUT ALBUM CD! You will receive everything from the $10 Pledge level, plus you will receive a CD of our debut album as soon as it is released!

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    ORIGINAL SIGNED POSTER! You will receive everything from the $25 Pledge level, plus an original poster designed by artist, James Walker and autographed by all 4 members of the 442s!

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    ORIGINAL 442s T-SHIRT! You will receive everything from the $50 Pledge level, plus a great-looking 442s T-Shirt!

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    EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL!!!
    We would like to get things started off with a special deal for all who donate to our campaign before midnight on Monday, October 28th. Donate $100 and receive 2 Free tickets for our Sheldon Concert Hall Concert on October 29th, plus receive all of the rewards from the $100 Pledge level! Don't miss out on this great chance to hear us in the finest small venue in St. Louis plus support a fantastic project!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    FOUR FORTY BREW! You will receive everything from the $100 Pledge level, plus an invitation to an exclusive reception where we'll be serving a one-of-a-kind IPA named 'Four Forty Brew', along with some tasty snacks!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    FOUR FORTY YOU! You will receive everything from the $150 Pledge level, plus you will be invited to the Shock City Studios in December 2013 to perform on our debut recording! Your name will also appear in the album liner notes!

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    Pledge $442 or more About $442

    NAME A FOUR FORTY TUNE! You will receive everything from the $200 Pledge level (while quantities last), plus you will get to name one of our yet-to-be-titled songs for the album! (The 442s reserve the right of approval.)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    PRIVATE 442s PERFORMANCE! You will receive everything from the $442 Pledge level (while quantities last), plus we will give a private performance of our album in it’s entirety for you and your friends! We will travel anywhere within 150 miles of St. Louis. (If you wish for us to travel any further you may pay extra to cover travel expenses.)

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    PERSONAL COMMISSION! You will receive everything from the $1000 Pledge level (while quantities last), plus Adam Maness will a compose a piece just for YOU, including an autographed and framed copy of the score. The world premier performance will be given by The 442s at a concert in your honor!

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