Getting Savvy Tonarino over the finish line!
So this is my fourth album In the trilogy.
The first was Guitaring.
The second was Guitaresque.
The third was Guitararino.
The Fourth: Savvy Tone-Arino has been recorded and mixed. It is 12 instrumental songs based around my guitar playing which is a little all over the place stylistically.
It was a hard album to make mentally and emotionally. My mom died, my father was diagnosed with cancer and my engagement fell apart. Nothing unique to the great journey we call life. It was just a lot of life and death for me in in a two year period..
I‘m hoping these experiences came through the music and people can relate to it.
I have never crowd funded a project before so this is a first! Most of the time I barter my services as a guitar player, a guitar teacher or allow others you use my extensive collection of amps, pedals and guitars In return for costs associated with recording.
Some of the folks donate their time and service because they believe in me and just like being a part of my weird little scene I’ve created.
I thought that creating this Kickstarter would be a great way to also help include the community around the Savtones. There are rewards that will fit into everybodys budget. Everything from digital downloads to me watching all the Star Wars movies at your house to getting a signed 16x20 photo that I took of my guitars to having Savtones record your next song as your backing band. It’s great way to connect with all of you while getting Savvy Tonarino done.
This Kickstarter will serve twofold:
Mastering is the final step in making the record consumable. It’s like bringing your painting to a great framer or having your prized muscle car detailed by a true journeyman. Mastering puts a brilliant shine on your mixes, sequences your recording in perfect order and ensures all the levels match to maximize your listening experience.
I want to get this album mastered by one of the best mastering engineers in the world. So much care and time went into the composing, arranging, recording and mixing that I want to spare no expense on putting the finishing touchs.
May folks still like to hold something in there hand. Especially if they help fund it. It also allows me to sign something! Some radio stations and reviewers still like to receive a hard copy. I also like having something I can sell at shows!!
Some of the songs are covers. This means I have to buy licenses. This gives me permission to put them on my cd and sell them.
I’m hoping to make one thousand cds!
Cd Duplication manufacturing 1000 cds 6 panel digipak: $1500
Shipping: $1000 (prizes, zines, etc)
Summary of the prizes...
$10 Digital Download:
$25 Signed CD
Risks and challenges
This my first crowdfunding project. I’m sure there are going to be bumps in the road.
One of my favorite mottos is “All business is done in good faith”. I truly believe this in the bottom of my heart.
I promise that I put my heart and soul in to this record and I want to provide something that can act as a soundtrack to your life. You’ll listen to a song from Savvy Tone-arino and remember a great party, you’re first kiss with a new partner, a birth or wedding. Maybe it will help you get through a painful breakup, a death of a loved one or a bad day.
Or maybe it will inspire you to pick up a guitar and make your own record!!
My definition of the word “Try” is to make a sincere effort.
I hear a lot of stories of folks who contribute to a crowdfunding project and either didn’t get their reward in a timely fashion or even worse didn’t get it all.
I believe this happens because of poor communication. My job is to make you feel good about investing in this project and I’m willing to do whatever it takes barring an act of god to fullfilling every reward in a timely fashion!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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