What exactly is "9-bit music"? It's my signature style where I utilize chiptune sounds in combination with more modern instruments and production techniques. Check the videos above and below for some examples!
I have an extensive collection of free and paid music available on my Bandcamp site, but some of you might know me best for my video game remixes, like my popular Lonely Rolling Star remix from Katamari Damacy:
(You might also know of me from my Link's Awakening remix in the same style, or my Bowser remix. These are all available for free from OverClocked ReMix!)
I'm launching Patreon as a new way to show your support for me and my music, while earning some awesome exclusive rewards, including:
- Exclusive download of my single "Devotion" - this will never be available outside of Patreon!
- Free downloads for all of my official albums
- Early access to unreleased tracks and WIPs
- Monthly video updates on what I've been up to
- Access to my Patron-only feed, where I'll answer questions, take requests for video tutorials, and talk about the inspiration and creative process behind my songs
- Free Physical CDs (at the $2 per song level)
- ...and more!
Feel free to pledge any amount you'd like, even just $1 per song! I would really appreciate your support, and I'm going to do my best to give you special perks for being a fan. =)
How often will you release new songs?
My current plan is to release 1-3 songs per month, depending on my availability and inspiration. I will of course let you know if I expect this to change. Please set your monthly limit to at least three times your pledge amount.
How does pledging work? How much should I expect to pay?
My Patreon campaign is setup to charge you per song that I create. If you pledge $3 per song, for example, you can expect to pay between $3 and $9 each month depending on my output. Feel free to set up a monthly limit to ensure that you don't go over your budget! Please set your monthly limit to at least three times your pledge amount to remain in good standing. Charges happen on the 1st of each month. See this helpful guide if you have any more questions about being a patron.
When and how will I get my rewards?
To avoid issues with fake pledges, I will be sending digital rewards via private e-mails once you are a verified Patron (and have made at least one payment). This could take up to around a month to happen, so please be patient!
To give you an example of how this works: Let's say that you start your pledge to me on January 12th with a pledge amount of $2 per song. If I release a new song on January 20th, I'll make a post about it on the Patreon feed and include a streaming preview of the track that you can listen to. HOWEVER, since you are not yet a verified Patron, you won't actually get a download link yet.
On February 1st, you'll be charged $2 for the month of January because you pledged $2 and I made one song. Once this charge clears, I'll mark you as a verified Patron and send you an e-mail containing download links for both the track I released on the 20th as well as my "Devotion" single.
From that point forward, you'll be marked as verified in my book, so you'll receive your download links instantly as soon as I post instead of having to wait.
What's the difference between subscribing via Patreon vs. purchasing your albums on Bandcamp?
Great question! The first thing you should know is that if you subscribe via Patreon for any pledge amount (even just $1), you should no longer have to purchase any new albums via Bandcamp because I'll already be sending those to you for free!
Patreon is also a much better way of supporting me overall. Many of my albums are offered on Bandcamp with either no minimum price or at extremely discounted rates. For example, Celestial Melodies is 23 songs for only $5, and The Ecstasy of Life is 21 songs for only $2! I do this because music is not my primary form of income, and because I care more about having my music heard than about making money. Pledging to me on Patreon ensures that I get paid properly for my efforts as an artist. Plus, you get free exclusive perks! :D
All that said, if you can't afford to make a pledge or are only interested in a few of my albums, I'm totally OK with you supporting me via Bandcamp instead!
If I become a patron, do I get free downloads for all of your PAST albums?
Nope, sorry! You'll get access to all of the songs that I make from your subscription point onwards, but you'll still have to purchase my past music separately. This is to prevent hit-and-run scammers from paying $1 for a single month and downloading all of my music. =(
Your rewards note that you "must be in good account standing to be eligible". What does that mean?
Essentially this means you must have actually made one or more payments at the appropriate pledge level before I will consider you eligible for rewards. Again, no scamming the system by manipulating your pledge level without actually paying for rewards!
How does the personal remix request queue work?
See this post for an explanation of that, and to see the current status of the queue!
If you have any other questions about Patreon, pledging, payment, rewards, or just want to chat, please hit me up at [email protected]!