Jonny Atma is creating Game Music Remixes
279

patrons

$1,252
per song
Hello! Thank you for visiting my Patreon page, I am Jonny Atma and I make video game music remixes under the project name 'GaMetal'.

What do you do? What's a GaMetal?  
I'm a multi-instrumental musician of over 15 years with a passion for video game and rock/metal music. GaMetal is my VGM project that I've been working on for the past 7 years, and for the past 3 years has been what I've worked on exclusively.

 What is Patreon?
Patreon is a way for you to support the artists and creators you love by donating a set amount (as low as $1) for each video/song/creation produced. You can also set a maximum amount you'd like to donate each month, for those glorious months where I can release a much larger amount of songs than usual (such as GaMetal's May Madness event, where 6-7 songs are released in a month!) and not have you end up overspending.

In return for your patronage, you will receive rewards based on your donation amount! We'll get to those in just a moment.

 How will my donation(s) be used?
As of December 2016, I've been able to leave my day job and devote my time to working on music, which is a dream come true. The majority of the reason I've been able to do this is because of the support I've received from you all here on Patreon.

Your pledges will continue to help my projects like GaMetal further grow and develop. It gives me the time I need to work not only on more songs, but the time I need to make sure those songs sound fantastic, as well as being able to work on different types of content, such as guitar tutorial videos or acoustic songs which will come in the near future.

And of course, to helping me pay my bills so I can continue pursuing music full time. xD

How will this help improve your music?
A lot of the equipment I have is old or just plain broken, and is in need of upgrading. Pledging here will help me acquire the funds I need to replace and upgrade my equipment, which will directly result in better sounding songs, or better looking videos.

Also, as mentioned above, being able to make enough to work on music as a full time job gives me the opportunity to work on and release different types of content that people have been wanting.

Eventually it can also help me make enough to hire people to help me do certain things that I'm not so good at, such as improving my website.

 How often do you release songs?
Currently I average about 3-4 GaMetal songs a month. There will occasionally be months with more than 4 songs, but I always let everyone here on Patreon know ahead of time so they make sure their monthly limits are set properly beforehand.

Let's hear some GaMetal history.
I've always loved video game music, I remember when I was a child, I would record game music from the TV onto a cassette tape using a boombox, so I could listen to it later on my walkman. Fast forward several years later to around 2005, I recorded my first video game covers of music from the NES game Contra and the Hyrule Temple theme from Zelda II.

In 2009, I started a whole project dedicated to VGM called Nintendo Experienced Shred as a personal challenge to create a kickass version of the Tetris A theme. After I had about 10 songs, I posted them on Youtube to share with the world. To my surprise, people actually liked them! (I cringe listening to my older material now, as the production quality was terrible, haha.) I changed the name of the project to GaMetal, recorded and released some more of my favorite game songs along with a few requests, and people continued to like them.

One of my major points of emphasis that I still follow to this day, was to not just do the obvious songs, for example the Mario Main Theme or Zelda Overworld Theme (we have enough remixes of those kind of songs!), but to also do a lot of songs that people don't normally remix. Some examples of these uncommon songs that I've covered would be Dark Meta Knight, the Final Boss theme from McDonald's Treasure Land AdventureInterstice of the Dimension from La Mulana, The Ultimate Show from Super Paper Mario, and Count Canolli from Wario: Master of Disguise, just to name a few.

And when I do get to one of those obvious songs, I try to put some sort of unique spin on it, such as The Legend of Mario, a combination of Mario and Zelda themes, or Big Mute Blue City, a mashup of F-Zero's two most popular tracks.

For the next 3 years I continued releasing GaMetal songs for fun and to improve on my recording and arranging skills. However, at the beginning of 2012 everything was brought to a halt when someone found out we were sharing the same stage name (not GaMetal, but the name I was using for myself at the time), they got a bit upset about it and trademarked the name, and had my account deleted for trademark infringement. An account with three years of thousands of earned subscribers went poof in an instant.

This rattled me a good bit, and as a result I stopped doing GaMetal for a while, about a year to be exact. In 2013, I decided I had to come back with a vengeance. I practiced harder than I ever had, and completely retooled my recording process and, well, everything really. I came back under the new name Jonny Atma in April of 2013. I started releasing new material, and in a few months time I had regained the subscribers I had lost. Three years later, I now have almost 15 times the fan base I had before, and popularity is accelerating at an awesome pace. 

There are few things I love more in life than making music and releasing it for people to enjoy. I would love to do more. I have ideas for all sorts of other projects both GaMetal and non-GaMetal related, and now thanks to all of your generous support that I've continued to receive from you all here on Patreon, I'm able to dedicate my time to these things. That's why I ask you to become a Patron today: I want to be sure that I can continue making music and other things for you, and only you can help me make this happen!


Thank you for your time and your support, you all are the best! 

PS. My Patreon is an ongoing campaign and I'm always thinking about ways to improve it, so some additional reward tiers may be added over time!
Tiers
GaMetal Warrior
$1 or more per song 68 patrons
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Discuss requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, early bonus downloads of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc), upcoming song previews, participate in song polls, access to the patron_hangout channel on the GaMetal Discord, and other fun stuff!
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Knight
$3 or more per song 36 patrons
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in both MP3 and WAV format!
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Champion
$5 or more per song 116 patrons
- Get a song on the Patreon request list! In short: You tell me 3 songs you want to hear, I'll choose one to put in a drawing each month and the winners will have their requests fulfilled! We'll be doing anywhere from one to three of these songs each month. More info on the official post in the Patron feed!
Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in both MP3 and WAV format.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Mage
$7 or more per song 59 patrons
(NEW!) - Get your name in the credits at the end of each video! Make the rest of the world aware you're an awesome supporter. :)
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
- Receive a short sneak peek (15-30 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Wizard
$10 or more per song 10 patrons (sold out!)
- Once a month, I will record an acoustic short (around 30 to 45 seconds) of your choice!

- If you pledge on this tier or higher during an album release month, you will receive a free physical copy of the album!
- Get your name in the credits at the end of each video.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
Receive a short sneak peek (15-30 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.

Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Elite
$15 or more per song 4 patrons (sold out!)
(NEW!) - Get TWO songs in the Patreon request list drawings! I'll make an additional pick from your top 3, doubling your chances of getting a song from your list chosen in each drawing. You'll also get an additional entry in song medley contests!

- Free album physical if pledging during an album release month.
- Once a month acoustic short.
- Get your name in the credits at the end of each video.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
- Receive a short sneak peek (20-45 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.

Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Royal
$25 or more per song 3 patrons (sold out!)
(NEW!) - Official Medley song choice! Occasionally we have random drawings here for song medleys put together by Patrons. For those in this tier, you get a song put in our Patron medleys without having to be in the drawing!

- Free album physical if pledging during an album release month.
- Get TWO songs in the Patreon request list drawings.
- Once a month acoustic short.
- Get your name in the credits at the end of each video.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
- Receive a short sneak peek (15-30 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1,252 of $1,333 per song
10 MORE songs will be chosen from the Patreon Request List in a random drawing to be in the Side-Quests Volume 3 line-up!
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Hello! Thank you for visiting my Patreon page, I am Jonny Atma and I make video game music remixes under the project name 'GaMetal'.

What do you do? What's a GaMetal?  
I'm a multi-instrumental musician of over 15 years with a passion for video game and rock/metal music. GaMetal is my VGM project that I've been working on for the past 7 years, and for the past 3 years has been what I've worked on exclusively.

 What is Patreon?
Patreon is a way for you to support the artists and creators you love by donating a set amount (as low as $1) for each video/song/creation produced. You can also set a maximum amount you'd like to donate each month, for those glorious months where I can release a much larger amount of songs than usual (such as GaMetal's May Madness event, where 6-7 songs are released in a month!) and not have you end up overspending.

In return for your patronage, you will receive rewards based on your donation amount! We'll get to those in just a moment.

 How will my donation(s) be used?
As of December 2016, I've been able to leave my day job and devote my time to working on music, which is a dream come true. The majority of the reason I've been able to do this is because of the support I've received from you all here on Patreon.

Your pledges will continue to help my projects like GaMetal further grow and develop. It gives me the time I need to work not only on more songs, but the time I need to make sure those songs sound fantastic, as well as being able to work on different types of content, such as guitar tutorial videos or acoustic songs which will come in the near future.

And of course, to helping me pay my bills so I can continue pursuing music full time. xD

How will this help improve your music?
A lot of the equipment I have is old or just plain broken, and is in need of upgrading. Pledging here will help me acquire the funds I need to replace and upgrade my equipment, which will directly result in better sounding songs, or better looking videos.

Also, as mentioned above, being able to make enough to work on music as a full time job gives me the opportunity to work on and release different types of content that people have been wanting.

Eventually it can also help me make enough to hire people to help me do certain things that I'm not so good at, such as improving my website.

 How often do you release songs?
Currently I average about 3-4 GaMetal songs a month. There will occasionally be months with more than 4 songs, but I always let everyone here on Patreon know ahead of time so they make sure their monthly limits are set properly beforehand.

Let's hear some GaMetal history.
I've always loved video game music, I remember when I was a child, I would record game music from the TV onto a cassette tape using a boombox, so I could listen to it later on my walkman. Fast forward several years later to around 2005, I recorded my first video game covers of music from the NES game Contra and the Hyrule Temple theme from Zelda II.

In 2009, I started a whole project dedicated to VGM called Nintendo Experienced Shred as a personal challenge to create a kickass version of the Tetris A theme. After I had about 10 songs, I posted them on Youtube to share with the world. To my surprise, people actually liked them! (I cringe listening to my older material now, as the production quality was terrible, haha.) I changed the name of the project to GaMetal, recorded and released some more of my favorite game songs along with a few requests, and people continued to like them.

One of my major points of emphasis that I still follow to this day, was to not just do the obvious songs, for example the Mario Main Theme or Zelda Overworld Theme (we have enough remixes of those kind of songs!), but to also do a lot of songs that people don't normally remix. Some examples of these uncommon songs that I've covered would be Dark Meta Knight, the Final Boss theme from McDonald's Treasure Land AdventureInterstice of the Dimension from La Mulana, The Ultimate Show from Super Paper Mario, and Count Canolli from Wario: Master of Disguise, just to name a few.

And when I do get to one of those obvious songs, I try to put some sort of unique spin on it, such as The Legend of Mario, a combination of Mario and Zelda themes, or Big Mute Blue City, a mashup of F-Zero's two most popular tracks.

For the next 3 years I continued releasing GaMetal songs for fun and to improve on my recording and arranging skills. However, at the beginning of 2012 everything was brought to a halt when someone found out we were sharing the same stage name (not GaMetal, but the name I was using for myself at the time), they got a bit upset about it and trademarked the name, and had my account deleted for trademark infringement. An account with three years of thousands of earned subscribers went poof in an instant.

This rattled me a good bit, and as a result I stopped doing GaMetal for a while, about a year to be exact. In 2013, I decided I had to come back with a vengeance. I practiced harder than I ever had, and completely retooled my recording process and, well, everything really. I came back under the new name Jonny Atma in April of 2013. I started releasing new material, and in a few months time I had regained the subscribers I had lost. Three years later, I now have almost 15 times the fan base I had before, and popularity is accelerating at an awesome pace. 

There are few things I love more in life than making music and releasing it for people to enjoy. I would love to do more. I have ideas for all sorts of other projects both GaMetal and non-GaMetal related, and now thanks to all of your generous support that I've continued to receive from you all here on Patreon, I'm able to dedicate my time to these things. That's why I ask you to become a Patron today: I want to be sure that I can continue making music and other things for you, and only you can help me make this happen!


Thank you for your time and your support, you all are the best! 

PS. My Patreon is an ongoing campaign and I'm always thinking about ways to improve it, so some additional reward tiers may be added over time!

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Tiers
GaMetal Warrior
$1 or more per song 68 patrons
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Discuss requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, early bonus downloads of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc), upcoming song previews, participate in song polls, access to the patron_hangout channel on the GaMetal Discord, and other fun stuff!
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Knight
$3 or more per song 36 patrons
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in both MP3 and WAV format!
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Champion
$5 or more per song 116 patrons
- Get a song on the Patreon request list! In short: You tell me 3 songs you want to hear, I'll choose one to put in a drawing each month and the winners will have their requests fulfilled! We'll be doing anywhere from one to three of these songs each month. More info on the official post in the Patron feed!
Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in both MP3 and WAV format.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Mage
$7 or more per song 59 patrons
(NEW!) - Get your name in the credits at the end of each video! Make the rest of the world aware you're an awesome supporter. :)
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
- Receive a short sneak peek (15-30 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.
Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Wizard
$10 or more per song 10 patrons (sold out!)
- Once a month, I will record an acoustic short (around 30 to 45 seconds) of your choice!

- If you pledge on this tier or higher during an album release month, you will receive a free physical copy of the album!
- Get your name in the credits at the end of each video.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
Receive a short sneak peek (15-30 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.

Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Elite
$15 or more per song 4 patrons (sold out!)
(NEW!) - Get TWO songs in the Patreon request list drawings! I'll make an additional pick from your top 3, doubling your chances of getting a song from your list chosen in each drawing. You'll also get an additional entry in song medley contests!

- Free album physical if pledging during an album release month.
- Once a month acoustic short.
- Get your name in the credits at the end of each video.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
- Receive a short sneak peek (20-45 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.

Includes Discord rewards
GaMetal Royal
$25 or more per song 3 patrons (sold out!)
(NEW!) - Official Medley song choice! Occasionally we have random drawings here for song medleys put together by Patrons. For those in this tier, you get a song put in our Patron medleys without having to be in the drawing!

- Free album physical if pledging during an album release month.
- Get TWO songs in the Patreon request list drawings.
- Once a month acoustic short.
- Get your name in the credits at the end of each video.
- Get a song on the Patreon request list.
- Receive a short sneak peek (15-30 seconds) of upcoming GaMetal songs while they're being produced.
- Receive the download for the latest song one day before it's released in MP3 and WAV form.
- Exclusive access to my Patron-only activity feed. Make requests, get insider info on secret plans and upcoming songs, the occasional bonus download of unreleased material (acoustic shorts, remasters, etc) and other fun stuff.

Includes Discord rewards