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The music software that inspired a generation is making its debut on iOS & Android. Now you too can make great music - on the move.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

As you all can see we didn’t make it to our Kickstarter target for eJay Pure. We will do a post-mortem and lick our wounds, but then we will bounce back stronger and more determined than ever.

For anyone that hasn’t tried – it is an intense experience of preparation, preparation, preparation, then launch, then a huge rollercoaster ride of mixed emotions. Ultimately we didn’t hit our target, but thankfully there were many positives along the way.

So, to everyone that visited this page, liked the video, pledged and supported eJay Pure, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To all the eJay community members who stood up – a massive thanks. To all the press that covered us – again a huge thanks.

I would also like this final opportunity to thank all those connected to this project. Each and every one of you worked tirelessly and that effort was hugely appreciated.

The eJay story is not over.

Update #13 - £50,000 milestone hit - Here is the fifth sample set

Update #12 - £40,000 milestone hit - Here is the fourth sample set
Update #11 - £30,000 milestone hit - Here is the third sample set
Update #10 - £20,000 milestone hit - Here is the second sample set

Update #9 - £10,000 milestone reached - The first 100 samples are now here

Update #8 - Calling all video gamers - eJay Pure will include 8bit chiptune pack

Update #7 - eJay Radio Showcases eJay Tracks - www.ejaypure.com

Update #6 - What is eJay Pure?

Update #5 - The Rewards Explained

Update #4 - THANK YOU
Update #3 - Giving away free samples with every £10,000 milestone
Update #2 - Wired MD talks to gaming and technology blogger James Woodcock
Update #1 - What are samples?

eJay products are some of the most loved pieces of software to grace our PCs. They opened up music making to the masses, granting everyone the ability to make great tunes.

Wired have licensed eJay, with one very simple and clear mission to bring eJay back.

eJay Pure is the first multi-genre eJay product developed especially for iOS and Android users. It will incorporate professional and up to date music samples, mixed with simplified music creation functionality.

eJay Pure is bringing the original eJay ethos of fun, addictive and simplified music making, to a new generation of users.

eJay Pure will be free for everyone to download and enjoy. You will get the full eJay experience from the first moment. If you enjoy what you create, you will be able to further your experience by purchasing additional features and buying many thousands of samples which will be constantly created.

eJay Pure is being developed from the ground up for touch screens so that the user interface is intuitive and the experience is fast and seamless.

Wired have been working on eJay Pure for 9 months, and have completed pre-production, technology tests, R&D, and have even started making some of the cutting edge samples that defined the eJay experience.

If you know about eJay products, you’ll know what is coming. Anyone that has had an eJay experience remembers it fondly. These products were fun, innovative and probably had a huge impact on your life! If you don’t, then you are in for a treat. A productive app, that has all the feel good elements that will have you shouting from the roof tops.

Below is a prototype video of eJay Pure. This is still under development.

  • The first multi-genre eJay product including rock, dubstep and all things electronic!
  • The first eJay product to go mobile and completely free to use
  • Designed especially for touch screens
  • Largest catalogue of samples available – over 100,000
  • Multi-track arranger with integrated Mixer
  • Import your own samples and export your mix
  • Intelligent sample organiser and previewer
  • Completely social network integrated from the ground up
  • All creations are royalty free


…More features to be announced…

Samples are basically your building blocks for your music. Think of building a wall using bricks and that’s it. Each sample has its own individual sound, so you are effectively building your music from the ground up.

A sample consists of an individual piece of your music which can range from simple beats to vocals to instruments and can range from a short 4 bar sample to a more longer 16 bar sample.

To explain in more detail, below are some examples of a single sample and the sound they produce.

Beat sample

Bass sample

Key sample

Vocal sample

Now we know what a single sample is, we can now start putting them together to create our music master piece.

Below we have created a simple piece of music to show you how easy it is to arrange the above samples on top of one another to create your music piece. The image below shows how the samples could be arranged to create the music piece.

Below we have the completed track with all the samples playing.

Now you know how easy it is. These are just the samples we used for this example. eJay Pure will contain thousands of samples to start, with more being available to purchase to help you create some great tunes.

We have spent months working on this project and now we are moving to the final push.

Apart from what we have already invested, it will take another £300,000 to bring eJay to the market with new samples, on iOS and Android, and the back end community website support. Wired are investing a further £150,000 so we are looking to raise £150,000 from the eJay and kickstarter community.

We are heavily investing our own money money into this project because we believe in this project and eJay is part of our DNA. We are going all in. But we’re a small, self-funded company and we can’t do it all ourselves.

So, we are turning to KS and you to help fund the final 50% we need – you can make the difference.

With your help we can make a product that brings joy to people.

eJay music creation products first came to life in '96. They empowered people. They excited. They were addictive.  They made you feel good. They were for people who liked music, but never thought they could ever make music. eJay was a pure entertainment product. 

eJay was the brainchild of two visionaries, Helmut Schmitz and Bernhard Throll. They met in '94 by chance and began talking about how they could bring music making to the masses.

The idea of eJay was born.

In ‘95 Marc Gminder joined the team to produce the amazing samples that have become part of eJay folklore.  In ‘97 Leo Zullo and the FastTrak team become involved in publishing eJay with other great partners like Focus in France…, and the rest is history.  Number 1’s in Germany, UK, France and all over the world.

eJay became a music production power house with different genre versions, magazines and a website that was ahead of its time, with over 1 million registered users. Even Carl Cox and other artists became involved.

eJay was taken over by the publisher Empire Interactive, and by 2007 over 5 million copies had been sold. 

That was the meteoric rise…. Then there was the almighty crash! In 2009 the publisher went into administration, and eJay was lost.

Thankfully that wasn’t the end of the story.

Helmut and Bernhard managed to buy the rights at a huge personal expense, and here we are today.

The next Chapter - the return of eJay: eJay Pure

For the first time ever, the key players in the success of the original eJay are back together. The eJay creators - Helmut Schmitz and Bernhard Throll are collaborating with Leo Zullo, team Wired, and eJay legend Marc Gminder with his excellent music engineers. All the developers have a passion for music and a history in eJay. This really is a core group of people that love the product, and want to share the experience to the masses.


eJay is a community product and that is why we are reaching out to you, the community, old and new. It is going to be cool to make your tune and have an audience to share it with. We are reaching out to you to help make eJay Pure happen.
 
For those who participate, we will listen to your comments and views and we will shape the project to what you need. We will also listen to you regarding content. This is the beginning of the next chapter of the eJay story. Be part of it. 
 
By taking part in this journey we will be vocal with the community and  we actively encourage feedback. It is a 2 way story.

There will be a variety of different ways to talk to the team. Either through our Kickstarter page here or through our official Facebook and Twitter pages listed below.

eJay Facebook - facebook.com/eJayHQ

eJay Twitter - twitter.com/eJayHQ

Wired Productions Facebook - facebook.com/WiredPro

Wired Productions Twitter - twitter.com/WiredP

 

Wired have produced over 30 titles in 5 years and have a track record of delivering projects on time, on budget and to the right level of quality. We are the team behind the successful “We Sing” franchise for Nintendo Wii and have been working in music based games since day 1. We are also, 100% self funded and independent, and have had to grow steadily and organically. There are no half measures with eJay, we are going all in. Helmut believes in us, and we believe in eJay. Hopefully you will believe too.

We want you to feel that you are investing in the rebirth of a great product. For your pledge we will make sure you get value for your hard earned money.
 
With that in mind, the rewards that give you something right from the very first tier.
 
Even the smallest pledge is appreciated and will get you entry into the eJay Hall of Fame. This consists of your name in the eJay Pure credits, a personal web badge and web page on ejay.com and every one of you that supports us will get 1,000 free samples exclusive to kickstarter supporters. Everyone will also get a link to download the finished app for either iOS or Android.

Other rewards range from unlocked copies of eJay Pure to cool physical items like t-shirts, record bags, and head phones. 

Plus there’s an opportunity for someone to get a trip to Germany, to the home of eJay to visit the eJay founders and have a 2 day production masterclass in the eJay studio. Here you will record your dream track, which will appear as the intro mix in eJay Pure!  

 
■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
■ eJay Lifetime Members - Hall of Fame 

■ Reserve your Username on ejay.com
■ eJay Website KS Backer Badge
■ 1,000 exclusive Kickstarter samples

Everything from "Join the eJay Club" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)



Everything from "The 7inch Classico" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)
■ 2,500 mixed genre eJay Sample Pack A
■ eJay In-Ear Headphones *(Available only on Limited Edition. First 300 backers only)
■ Digital copy of Mixstation 4 [PC] *(Available only on Limited Edition. First 300 backers only)



 

Everything from "Classic Technics Magic" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)
■ 2,500 mixed genre eJay Sample Pack B
■ eJay In-Ear Headphones
■ Digital copy of Mixstation 4 [PC]
■ eJay T-shirt
■ eJay Bracelet

Everything from "RPM it baby" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)
■ Digital copy of Dance eJay 6 [PC]

Everything from "RPM it again baby" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)
■ Digital copy of House eJay 6 [PC]
■ Digital copy of Techno eJay 4 [PC]





Everything from "Golden Oldie" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)
■ Digital copy of Hip Hop eJay 5 [PC]
■ 5,000 mixed genre eJay Sample Pack A




Everything from "Red Balloons" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)
■ 5,000 mixed genre eJay Sample Pack B
■ eJay iPad case or eJay Tablet Case
■ eJay Record bag or eJay Tablet Bag




Everything from "Super Sample tastic" tier plus:

■ Link to the eJay Pure app for either iOS or Android
eJay Pure Features Pack (all the paid for features in the product)
■ 40,000 mixed genre eJay samples

■ Super cool 3.5mm jack eJay Headphones
■ Create a song and be featured on launch site
■ Personal note from Helmut Schmitz & Bernhard Throll
■ Create a song and be placed in game *(Available only on Limited Edition. First 10 backers only)

You get all of the rewards from the "HOW MANY SAMPLES?" tier, plus create the first Dance mix used as the example mix for the Dance setting when first booting up the software!

You get all of the rewards from the "HOW MANY SAMPLES?" tier, plus create the first Dubstep mix used as the example mix for the Dubstep setting when first booting up the software!

You get all of the rewards from the "HOW MANY SAMPLES?" tier, plus create the first Hip Hop mix used as the example mix for the Hip Hop setting when first booting up the software!

You get all of the rewards from the "HOW MANY SAMPLES?" tier, plus create the first Techno mix used as the example mix for the Techno setting when first booting up the software.

You get all of the rewards from the "HOW MANY SAMPLES?" tier, plus create the first Rock mix used as the example mix for the Rock setting when first booting up the software.

THE SONG MAKERS DREAM! • You will be flown to Stuttgart, Germany - the birthplace of eJay! You will spend 2 days with Marc Gminder and his team of engineers, and will get masterclasses in making music.You will have all the tools and engineers at your disposal to create your own professional song of your dreams.Your song will be the used in the intro for eJay Pure, listened to by millions of people. How cool is that! And to top it off, you will get to meet the creators of eJay. Not only that you will get £1,000 towards flight and hotel costs. PLEASE NOTE that you will be responsible for booking your travel and accommodation requirements. Plus you get all the rewards from the "HOW MANY SAMPLES?" tier. This is a once in a lifetime prize.

We will listen to YOU “the community” and will make what YOU want us to make.

This is an eJay democracy.

Let’s hit the target and then give us your feedback.

The world, music and the way we interact with each other, has changed since eJay was last around. With your help we can introduce eJay to a whole new generation of music lovers and produce the most intuitive and exciting eJay product yet. 

Our Kickstarter project is a Win Win for backers – If you back us you’ll be helping us to bring back eJay and get a very cool product, and of course lots of goodies.  If you back us, and we don’t achieve our funding goal, we won’t get a penny. 

Really, what have you got to lose?  Of course, if you don’t back us, we’ll also be very sad.

We’re extremely excited to be bringing eJay back, and with your support we can make this a reality.

If you have any questions about our project at all, please feel free to email us at:

eJay@wiredproductions.com

Thanks for your time and your support.

// Leo Zullo

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Wired have produced over 30 projects for other people on time and on budget so are confident of being able to deliver eJay Pure. We are working with trusted and reliable team members for development that is made up of music enthusiasts, as well as fans of the original eJay software. Not only that, with the original team of eJay back onboard, we will be able to keep to the ethos of the eJay brand whilst bringing it up to date.

Our biggest challenge is to deliver the BEST eJay product ever, and we will be our biggest critics! We have put an incredible amount of pressure on ourselves to deliver a great product. That said, we will be keeping our backers in the loop on all major developments, as we also want to hear your thoughts and feelings about how the project is going.

FAQ

  • For the purposes of this Kickstarter project, eJay Pure will be released on iOS (Apple devices) and most Android tablets.

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  • We are aiming for a November 2013 release on both formats.

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  • Over the years there have been many eJay products and we believe it’s all gone a little overly complicated. So with eJay Pure, we are bringing it back to how eJay was, a product that is about the fun of making music, without needing a degree. Pure was chosen as it means bring eJay back to it’s most pure features and letting you create the music you want without barriers.

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  • If you want to talk to us, you can do it either through this Kickstarter page or head over to the http://www.facebook.com/eJayHQ or https://www.twitter.com/eJayHQ.

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  • Yes if you would like your physical items posted outside of the UK, please add an additional amount to the pledge mentioned under the tier you would like to pledge under.

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  • With eJay products of the past, they focused on one music genre, eJay Pure will have samples across the music spectrum from almost all types of musical styles.

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  • We are currently looking at the final number as this will change depending on the size of the overall app. We will announce this closer to the final release.

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  • With each extra £25,000 we get, we’ll add a new set of brand spanking new samples to mix to. But we want to hear from you. Do you just want more samples or would you like some new features? eJay Pure is for the fans, so you tell us what you want should we pass our initial target.

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  • Any compilation you make using eJay Pure and eJay software is completely royalty-free, all we ask is that you add “Created using eJay Pure” into the credits. Oh and invite us to your first studio album launch party. BUT, if you buy the samples, and just sell them on as they are, that is not allowed.

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  • eJay for the original team was always a major passion. When we saw it go into administration we kept an eye on it to see what happened. Thankfully the creators managed to get the rights back and we stepped up to develop the project because of our love of the product.

    Wired feel so strongly about the project that we are putting in literally all our savings into eJay Pure. The £150,000 we are asking from you, you bringers of awesome, is half of the amount we need to get eJay Pure up and running. The other £150,000 is being fronted by us, bringing the entire eJay Pure budget up to £300,000. For a small developer / publisher like us, that is no small amount of money.

    So we are asking for help and rather than go to a big company and lose all the rights and control to eJay Pure, we want to keep it independent and keep eJay for the fans and the fans only.

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  • We want to keep eJay independent and run by people that are passionate about it. It is not just a software tool, it’s a community as well and the community is what is and always has been the heart of eJay. Keeping eJay independent means we can listen to the community and turn round new features, changes and additions much, much quicker.

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    JOIN THE EJAY CLUB • We welcome you to the eJay club and reward you with access to the eJay Hall of Fame (credits in product and on the website), we will give you exclusive access to the community website so you can reserve your user name, and you will get an eJay website Kickstarter badge (only available to those who supported eJay). In addition, you will receive 1,000 exclusive samples that will only be made available to Kickstarter supporters, never sold and never made available ever!

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    THE 7INCH CLASSICO • In addition to the ‘Join the eJay club’ tier, you also get the eJay Pure Paid-For Features Pack as well. Have all of the additional paid features unlocked from Day 1.

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    CLASSIC TECHNICS 1210 MAGIC – LIMITED EDITION • Get in quickly before this goes! You get ‘The 7inch Classico’ tier rewards, plus 2,500 mixed genre samples (3,500 samples in total), Kickstarter exclusive eJay In-Ear headphones AND a digital copy of Mixstation4 for PC. Limited to 300 backers only!

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    CLASSIC TECHNICS 1210 MAGIC • You get ‘The 7inch Classico’ tier rewards, plus 2,500 mixed genre samples (3,500 samples in total).

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    RPM IT BABY • In addition to other reward tiers you also get an additional 2,500 mixed genre samples (6,000 samples in total), the digital copy of Mixstation 4 as well as Kickstarter exclusive eJay Pure T-shirt and bracelet. This tier will also include rewards from the ‘Classic Technics 1210 Magic’ tier.

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    RPM IT AGAIN BABY • Along with other reward tiers, you also get a digital copy of Dance eJay 6 for PC. This tier will include rewards from the ‘RPM it baby’ tier.

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    GOLDEN OLDIE • Complete with other tier rewards, you also get digital copies of both House eJay 6 and Techno eJay 4 for PC. This tier will include rewards from the ‘RPM it baby again’ tier.

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    RED BALLOONS • In addition to other rewards, you will also get a digital copy of Hip Hop eJay 5 for PC and an additional 5,000 mixed genre samples (11,000 samples in total). This tier will include rewards from the ‘Golden Oldie’ tier.

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    SUPER SAMPLE TASTIC • Complete with other tier rewards, you will also get another 5,000 mixed genre samples (16,000 samples in total), as well as Kickstarter exclusive eJay Tablet Case and eJay Record Bag or Tablet Bag. This tier will include rewards from the ‘Red Balloons’ tier.

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    HOW MANY SAMPLES? - LIMITED EDITION • Along with other reward tiers, you also get an additional 40,000 mixed genre samples (56,000 samples in TOTAL!), Kickstarter exclusive eJay 3.5mm Headphones, Create a song and have it featured on the launch ejay.com and also available to select within the software. Plus a song you create will be put into the software as an example mix that users can select. Not only that, but a personal note from Helmut Schmitz & Bernhard Throll. This tier will include rewards from the ‘Super Sample Tastic’ tier.

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    HOW MANY SAMPLES? • Along with other reward tiers, you also get an additional 40,000 mixed genre samples (56,000 samples in TOTAL!), Kickstarter exclusive eJay 3.5mm Headphones, Create a song and have it featured on the launch ejay.com. Not only that, but a personal note from Helmut Schmitz & Bernhard Throll. This tier will include rewards from the ‘Super Sample Tastic’ tier.

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    YOU’RE A DUBSTEP HERO • You get all of the rewards from the ‘HOW MANY SAMPLES?’ tier, plus create the first Dubstep mix used as the example mix for the Dubstep setting when first booting up the software.

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    YOU’RE A DANCE HERO • You get all of the rewards from the ‘HOW MANY SAMPLES?’ tier, plus create the first Dance mix used as the example mix for the Dance setting when first booting up the software.

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    YOU’RE A ROCK HERO • You get all of the rewards from the ‘HOW MANY SAMPLES?’ tier, plus create the first Rock mix used as the example mix for the Rock setting when first booting up the software.

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    YOU’RE A TECHNO HERO • You get all of the rewards from the ‘HOW MANY SAMPLES?’ tier, plus create the first Techno mix used as the example mix for the Techno setting when first booting up the software.

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    YOU’RE A HIP HOP HERO • You get all of the rewards from the ‘HOW MANY SAMPLES?’ tier, plus create the first Hip Hop mix used as the example mix for the Hip Hop setting when first booting up the software.

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    THE SONG MAKERS DREAM!!! • You will be flown to Stuttgart, Germany - the birthplace of eJay! You will spend 2 days with Marc Gminder and his team of engineers, and will get masterclasses in making music.You will have all the tools and engineers at your disposal to create your own professional song of your dreams.Your song will be used in the intro for eJay Pure, listened to by millions of people. How cool is that! And to top it off, you will get to meet the creators of eJay. Not only that you will get £1,000 towards flight and hotel costs. PLEASE NOTE that you will be responsible for booking your travel and accommodation requirements. Plus you get all the rewards from previous tiers. This is a once in a lifetime prize.

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