nostraightanswer is creating Multimedia (Non-)VOCALOID Content
33

patrons

$163
per work

Who is nostraightanswer?

My name is Samuel ("Sam") Blakeslee, and I'm a music producer and vocalist under the name "nostraightanswer", commonly known otherwise as "Lupin", formerly "Kenji-B".  I primarily focus on electronic genres of music, using inspiration from pop and rock genres. I started composing shortly after discovering VOCALOID, and presently I'm considered a familiar face in the scene.  Additionally, I provided the voice of Zero-G Limited's VOCALOID DEX.

Here's a short list of honors and accolades as part of my time as a music producer and vocalist (these are good places to start if you're unfamiliar with my work): 
Below is the most recent example of my work, as a producer or as a vocalist:


What are you doing?

My goal is to create high-quality original content; as a multimedia creator, this will include original music and video, primarily featuring the voices of English VOCALOID libraries or myself. 
Another goal is to motivate myself to create new things, and branch out. I'm interested in pursuing my career as a vocalist, developing music for specific concepts, etc.

Why Patreon?

As I am legally blind and therefore unable to drive a car, Patreon is the most easy-to-access method of making a living. Plus, music is what makes me happy. It's how I express my ups and cope with my down. If at all possible, I want to keep doing this for as long as I live, and Patreon is a way to make that happen.

My sincerest thanks, for everything you've done or will do,
Sam Blakeslee
"nostraightanswer (Lupin)"

(If you have any questions, send me a message!)
Tiers
Listener
$1 or more per work 15 patrons
  • Be credited under "Special Thanks" on all future albums, so long as you're a Patron!
  • Receive an HQ .mp3 download of each song uploaded!
  • Join my Patron-only Discord!
  • Receive a sneak peak of upcoming songs a week before they are released!
Includes Discord rewards
Cover Artist
$2 or more per work 10 patrons
  • Receive an HQ .mp3 download of the instrumental(s) for each song uploaded!
  • Receive an HQ .mp3 download of an alternate version of each song uploaded!* (*If an alternate version is available.)

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Enthusiast
$5 or more per work 4 patrons
  • Receive an HD .mp4 download of each music video uploaded!
  • Receive a digital copy of every future single and EP.

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Collector
$10 or more per work 3 patrons
  • Receive a digital copy of every future release. (Singles, EPs, full-length albums.)

All lower tiers included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Remixer
$25 or more per work 2 patrons
  • Receive remix stems in .wav format for each song uploaded!

 All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Observer
$35 or more per work 0 patrons
  • Receive tuned VSQx files for all VOCALOID songs and untuned VSQx files for all non-VOCALOID songs.
  • New patrons of this tier can select one VSQx from a limited set to receive (after the first month of patronage). 
  • Receive a physical copy of every future release.* (Singles, EPs, full-length albums.)

All lower tier rewards included. 
*Only applies to releases with physical copies produced. 

Includes Discord rewards
Scholar
$45 or more per work 1 patron
  • Receive annotated .FLP files for every song released.

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Connoiseur
$60 or more per work 0 patrons
  • Vote on a vocalist to sing an alternate version of each song, released exclusively to Patrons of this tier.
  • New patrons of this tier can select up to three previous songs to receive all rewards for (after the first month of patronage).

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$163 of $400 per work
I live in Florida, where the minimum wage is about $8. Working part time here equates to about $350 per two weeks (closer to $400+ without taxes).
Making it to this point will generally ensure I'm at least working on something each month. The rest of the time will be spent on school, but no guaranteed finished products. You'll definitely see at least a demo version or a work-in-progress.
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Who is nostraightanswer?

My name is Samuel ("Sam") Blakeslee, and I'm a music producer and vocalist under the name "nostraightanswer", commonly known otherwise as "Lupin", formerly "Kenji-B".  I primarily focus on electronic genres of music, using inspiration from pop and rock genres. I started composing shortly after discovering VOCALOID, and presently I'm considered a familiar face in the scene.  Additionally, I provided the voice of Zero-G Limited's VOCALOID DEX.

Here's a short list of honors and accolades as part of my time as a music producer and vocalist (these are good places to start if you're unfamiliar with my work): 
Below is the most recent example of my work, as a producer or as a vocalist:


What are you doing?

My goal is to create high-quality original content; as a multimedia creator, this will include original music and video, primarily featuring the voices of English VOCALOID libraries or myself. 
Another goal is to motivate myself to create new things, and branch out. I'm interested in pursuing my career as a vocalist, developing music for specific concepts, etc.

Why Patreon?

As I am legally blind and therefore unable to drive a car, Patreon is the most easy-to-access method of making a living. Plus, music is what makes me happy. It's how I express my ups and cope with my down. If at all possible, I want to keep doing this for as long as I live, and Patreon is a way to make that happen.

My sincerest thanks, for everything you've done or will do,
Sam Blakeslee
"nostraightanswer (Lupin)"

(If you have any questions, send me a message!)

Recent posts by nostraightanswer

Tiers
Listener
$1 or more per work 15 patrons
  • Be credited under "Special Thanks" on all future albums, so long as you're a Patron!
  • Receive an HQ .mp3 download of each song uploaded!
  • Join my Patron-only Discord!
  • Receive a sneak peak of upcoming songs a week before they are released!
Includes Discord rewards
Cover Artist
$2 or more per work 10 patrons
  • Receive an HQ .mp3 download of the instrumental(s) for each song uploaded!
  • Receive an HQ .mp3 download of an alternate version of each song uploaded!* (*If an alternate version is available.)

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Enthusiast
$5 or more per work 4 patrons
  • Receive an HD .mp4 download of each music video uploaded!
  • Receive a digital copy of every future single and EP.

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Collector
$10 or more per work 3 patrons
  • Receive a digital copy of every future release. (Singles, EPs, full-length albums.)

All lower tiers included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Remixer
$25 or more per work 2 patrons
  • Receive remix stems in .wav format for each song uploaded!

 All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Observer
$35 or more per work 0 patrons
  • Receive tuned VSQx files for all VOCALOID songs and untuned VSQx files for all non-VOCALOID songs.
  • New patrons of this tier can select one VSQx from a limited set to receive (after the first month of patronage). 
  • Receive a physical copy of every future release.* (Singles, EPs, full-length albums.)

All lower tier rewards included. 
*Only applies to releases with physical copies produced. 

Includes Discord rewards
Scholar
$45 or more per work 1 patron
  • Receive annotated .FLP files for every song released.

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards
Connoiseur
$60 or more per work 0 patrons
  • Vote on a vocalist to sing an alternate version of each song, released exclusively to Patrons of this tier.
  • New patrons of this tier can select up to three previous songs to receive all rewards for (after the first month of patronage).

All lower tier rewards included. 

Includes Discord rewards