Soundole VGM Covers is creating Covers of Video Game Music
24

patrons

$123
per Youtube video
Hey there!

Welcome to the Patreon page for Soundole VGM Covers. I'd love to take a little bit of your time to tell you who I am, what I do, and how Patreon helps me continue to create!

Who are you?


My name is Peter Anthony Smith, and I'm traditionally a classically trained clarinettist from Sydney, Australia. Since around the beginning of 2014, I've been devoting more time to making multitracked recordings of video game music, frequently using the EWI, or Electric Wind Instrument. Have a listen to some of the tracks I've made:





Why do you need to use Patreon?

Outside of Youtube, I work in a second-hand sheet music shop, and as a music teacher. At the moment, I'm working 3-4 days a week at those regular jobs, and devoting a lot of the rest of my spare time to Youtube. The money from Youtube monetisation is both unpredictable and tiny (I make less than $10 a month!), so additional money from Patreon gives me the financial security to devote more of my time to making these recordings (which I love doing much more than teaching!).

Of course, Patreon isn't just allowing me to pay rent and break the musician stereotype, it allows to make my videos more professional through better equipment and software. So far, Patreon has helped me pay for:

  • A new EWI when my old one stopped working
  • An electric bass
  • A digital piano
  • Numerous software upgrades
  • Lighting, cables, an interface, a camera, tripods - heaps of necessary equipment!

While I have distributed a handful of albums (complete credits on VGMdb here) it's also really important to me that my music be free for anyone who wants to listen to it. My videos on Youtube will always be free for everyone, and anyone is welcome to download any of my tracks from this Google Drive Folder, which contains almost everything I've personally produced on Youtube.

What else is in it for me?

In addition to the knowledge that you're supporting me (and receiving my eternal gratitude!), there are a variety of extra perks to becoming my patron, which I've detailed below. I'm not a huge fan of offering Google hangouts or Skype chats as rewards for upper donation tiers, which I see a lot of Youtube musicians doing. My thinking is this: if you like my music, donator or not, I am more than happy to talk to you any time. Email me, chat on facebook, I'd love to get in touch! Instead, I've tried to offer some rewards which are more tangible and personalised. I've partnered with the artist Michael Furler to make some new art for any patrons that pledge $5 per cover and up. I'm also going to keep my Patreon feed active for any donators, with previews of upcoming works or discussions about what works to do next. For the highest tiers, I'll work to pursue some of your suggestions, or even write music for you!

How frequently are videos coming out? How much would I be paying?

At the moment, I aim to release around 2-3 videos a month, which is subject to change based on what other work I'm doing. I'll never be releasing paid creations more frequently than weekly, and Patreon allows you to set caps on how much you can potentially pay out each month, so you'll never get scammed if I decide to release 15 videos in a week. That doesn't sound like a fun (or plausible) situation for me anyway!

I'm also setting up some ground rules, to make sure that my patrons feel like they're getting a decent return for their money:

  • Videos have to be at least 1.5 minutes long (that's the audio, not including the endcard)
  • I need to feel like they've been work-intensive enough to justify charging for!
  • In general, I'll be trying to cover tracks that aren't too obscure - so you'll rarely find tracks for a game on the N-Gage that was only released publicly for 2 weeks in Czechoslovakia. I can't promise that every track will be from something you've played, but I'll try to preserve a balance between well-known and niche titles, so there should always be something for you to appreciate!
  • For collaborations that I'm involved in, I need to have done at least 50% of the work involved for me to list it as a Patreon creation. For these tracks, I'll be splitting Patreon earnings with my collaborators.
That doesn't mean that I won't cover any simple tracks, or tracks shorter than 1.5 minutes, but if I do, I won't list them as creations for patrons to be charged for. Also, I won't be charging for anything that's weirdly outside of my style that you didn't sign up for - but I'll occasionally be producing other free stuff - like original VGM - too!
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per Youtube video 7 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released
Super Supporter
$3 or more per Youtube video 3 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
Super Supporter 64
$5 or more per Youtube video 5 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
  • A personally written Birthday and Christmas card sent to your address every year
  • A once off doodle of a game character of your choice drawn by Michael Furler and emailed to you.
Ultra Supporter: Turbo Edition
$10 or more per Youtube video 6 of 10 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
  • A personally written Birthday and Christmas card sent to your address every year 
  • A once off doodle of a game character of your choice drawn by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Credit on screen in the endcard for every video that you help support
  • A once off personalised avatar drawn of you by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Once every year, I will cover a track from an 8-bit or 16-bit game of your choice (within reason, and multiple suggestions are appreciated so I can pick something I can do well!)
  • Once every year, I'll write you a minute long, 3-part composition in NES style. You can even let me know what you'd like it to be about or depict.
Supporter: Ultimate Collector's Edition
$25 or more per Youtube video 1 of 10 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
  • A personally written Birthday and Christmas card sent to your address every year 
  • A once off doodle of a game character of your choice drawn by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Credit on screen in the endcard for every video that you help support
  • A once off personalised avatar drawn of you by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Once every year, I will cover a track from an 8-bit or 16-bit game of your choice (within reason, and multiple suggestions are appreciated so I can pick something I can do well!)
  • Once every year, I'll write you a minute long, 3-part composition in NES style. You can even let me know what you'd like it to be about or depict.
  • A doodle of you with your favourite video game character (you can describe the scene or actions, within reason, no rule 34ing) drawn by Michael Furler and emailed to you
  • Once per month, an hour long skype lesson on the EWI, clarinet, or bass clarinet. You can also feel free to get my help whenever you need it with any music homework or assignments you're doing - I have spent 5 years teaching undergrads and postgrads in the musicology department of the Sydney Conservatorium of music; consider me your personal musical tutor for whatever you need.
Goals
$123 of $200 per Youtube video
At this point, I'll be able to leave some of my jobs that I'm currently working at, and devote another one or two days per week solely to videos and recording. This will mean that I can put more care and attention into everything I do, resulting in higher quality music and videos!
3 of 4
Hey there!

Welcome to the Patreon page for Soundole VGM Covers. I'd love to take a little bit of your time to tell you who I am, what I do, and how Patreon helps me continue to create!

Who are you?


My name is Peter Anthony Smith, and I'm traditionally a classically trained clarinettist from Sydney, Australia. Since around the beginning of 2014, I've been devoting more time to making multitracked recordings of video game music, frequently using the EWI, or Electric Wind Instrument. Have a listen to some of the tracks I've made:





Why do you need to use Patreon?

Outside of Youtube, I work in a second-hand sheet music shop, and as a music teacher. At the moment, I'm working 3-4 days a week at those regular jobs, and devoting a lot of the rest of my spare time to Youtube. The money from Youtube monetisation is both unpredictable and tiny (I make less than $10 a month!), so additional money from Patreon gives me the financial security to devote more of my time to making these recordings (which I love doing much more than teaching!).

Of course, Patreon isn't just allowing me to pay rent and break the musician stereotype, it allows to make my videos more professional through better equipment and software. So far, Patreon has helped me pay for:

  • A new EWI when my old one stopped working
  • An electric bass
  • A digital piano
  • Numerous software upgrades
  • Lighting, cables, an interface, a camera, tripods - heaps of necessary equipment!

While I have distributed a handful of albums (complete credits on VGMdb here) it's also really important to me that my music be free for anyone who wants to listen to it. My videos on Youtube will always be free for everyone, and anyone is welcome to download any of my tracks from this Google Drive Folder, which contains almost everything I've personally produced on Youtube.

What else is in it for me?

In addition to the knowledge that you're supporting me (and receiving my eternal gratitude!), there are a variety of extra perks to becoming my patron, which I've detailed below. I'm not a huge fan of offering Google hangouts or Skype chats as rewards for upper donation tiers, which I see a lot of Youtube musicians doing. My thinking is this: if you like my music, donator or not, I am more than happy to talk to you any time. Email me, chat on facebook, I'd love to get in touch! Instead, I've tried to offer some rewards which are more tangible and personalised. I've partnered with the artist Michael Furler to make some new art for any patrons that pledge $5 per cover and up. I'm also going to keep my Patreon feed active for any donators, with previews of upcoming works or discussions about what works to do next. For the highest tiers, I'll work to pursue some of your suggestions, or even write music for you!

How frequently are videos coming out? How much would I be paying?

At the moment, I aim to release around 2-3 videos a month, which is subject to change based on what other work I'm doing. I'll never be releasing paid creations more frequently than weekly, and Patreon allows you to set caps on how much you can potentially pay out each month, so you'll never get scammed if I decide to release 15 videos in a week. That doesn't sound like a fun (or plausible) situation for me anyway!

I'm also setting up some ground rules, to make sure that my patrons feel like they're getting a decent return for their money:

  • Videos have to be at least 1.5 minutes long (that's the audio, not including the endcard)
  • I need to feel like they've been work-intensive enough to justify charging for!
  • In general, I'll be trying to cover tracks that aren't too obscure - so you'll rarely find tracks for a game on the N-Gage that was only released publicly for 2 weeks in Czechoslovakia. I can't promise that every track will be from something you've played, but I'll try to preserve a balance between well-known and niche titles, so there should always be something for you to appreciate!
  • For collaborations that I'm involved in, I need to have done at least 50% of the work involved for me to list it as a Patreon creation. For these tracks, I'll be splitting Patreon earnings with my collaborators.
That doesn't mean that I won't cover any simple tracks, or tracks shorter than 1.5 minutes, but if I do, I won't list them as creations for patrons to be charged for. Also, I won't be charging for anything that's weirdly outside of my style that you didn't sign up for - but I'll occasionally be producing other free stuff - like original VGM - too!

Recent posts by Soundole VGM Covers

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per Youtube video 7 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released
Super Supporter
$3 or more per Youtube video 3 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
Super Supporter 64
$5 or more per Youtube video 5 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
  • A personally written Birthday and Christmas card sent to your address every year
  • A once off doodle of a game character of your choice drawn by Michael Furler and emailed to you.
Ultra Supporter: Turbo Edition
$10 or more per Youtube video 6 of 10 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
  • A personally written Birthday and Christmas card sent to your address every year 
  • A once off doodle of a game character of your choice drawn by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Credit on screen in the endcard for every video that you help support
  • A once off personalised avatar drawn of you by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Once every year, I will cover a track from an 8-bit or 16-bit game of your choice (within reason, and multiple suggestions are appreciated so I can pick something I can do well!)
  • Once every year, I'll write you a minute long, 3-part composition in NES style. You can even let me know what you'd like it to be about or depict.
Supporter: Ultimate Collector's Edition
$25 or more per Youtube video 1 of 10 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I give previews of upcoming tracks and discuss what's coming next!
  • See my videos one day earlier than the rest of the world!
  • Once off shout out on Facebook and Twitter (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • A mention of thanks in the video description for every video that you help support
  • Once off personal email of thanks
  • Access to a folder containing high quality versions of all my recordings (.wav)
  • Copies of each VGM album that I've released 
  • Access to the sheet music transcriptions of any track I've recorded (by request)
  • Access to the multitrack versions of my tracks (by request), so you can listen to individual lines or record your own parts to use with them
  • A personally written Birthday and Christmas card sent to your address every year 
  • A once off doodle of a game character of your choice drawn by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Credit on screen in the endcard for every video that you help support
  • A once off personalised avatar drawn of you by Michael Furler  and emailed to you
  • Once every year, I will cover a track from an 8-bit or 16-bit game of your choice (within reason, and multiple suggestions are appreciated so I can pick something I can do well!)
  • Once every year, I'll write you a minute long, 3-part composition in NES style. You can even let me know what you'd like it to be about or depict.
  • A doodle of you with your favourite video game character (you can describe the scene or actions, within reason, no rule 34ing) drawn by Michael Furler and emailed to you
  • Once per month, an hour long skype lesson on the EWI, clarinet, or bass clarinet. You can also feel free to get my help whenever you need it with any music homework or assignments you're doing - I have spent 5 years teaching undergrads and postgrads in the musicology department of the Sydney Conservatorium of music; consider me your personal musical tutor for whatever you need.