David Sprinkle is creating VOCALOID Music
3

patrons

$4
per month
My name is David Sprinkle, and I make music. I love electronic music, and I also love vocal music. It's been my dream to somehow bring these two worlds together. The answer finally came to me in the form of a vocal synth software from Japan, called VOCALOID!

Last year I bought a VOCALOID called Megurine Luka, and used the software to create a holiday mini-album called Totally Synthetic Christmas. It allowed me to explore a lot of interesting sounds and arrangements, and to create the kinds of complex harmonies that I love. I have since purchased a few more VOCALOIDs, Dex, Daina & Avanna, and created a full album of original songs called OMNIVERSE. But alas, time is money, and money is money, and I'm low on both! That's where you come in!

I am asking you to join my team, to keep me moving forward in this amazing music-production journey. If you check my goals, you can see the sorts of things I am working toward, but it basically boils down to this: I want to produce quality music for you full time. What I am asking, specifically, is for you to become my patron. This isn't the same as becoming a 'subscriber' but it does mean that you pledge to provide me with some amount of money each month, and I provide you with a set of rewards that the general public does not receive.

So why would you support me? We have the same values. Here are three of them!

1. Melodic-based music: A great melody leads to great harmonies. Great harmonies are what I live for. A lot of my music has a great beat that will make you want to get up and dance, but the core will still be the melody.

2. Creative Commons: I believe in supporting the community. That means I release as much of my work as possible under a Creative Commons license, allowing, for example, MMD videos, remixes, and covers to be created from my songs without requiring additional licensing or permissions.

3. Expanding VOCALOID: Right now, the majority of VOCALOID music is made in Japan by Japanese producers in Japanese language, and tends to feature Hatsune Miku, the most popular VOCALOID. That's all fantastic, but I want to expand what VOCALOID is, especially in regards to the English language audience. I want to explore a variety of styles, languages, and voices. This technology is incredibly powerful, and each release opens new possibilities. Let's see what we can do!

So that's what I'm about. Check out my video, pledge what you can, and I'll make the best music I can for you! Thanks for your time!
Tiers
Follower
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
My followers have a casual appreciation of excellent Vocaloid music, and are eager to hear more!


All followers receive the following benefits:


1. Access to my patron-only feed.


2. Early access to all of my releases (generally at least a week before the official public release).


3. Voting on patron-exclusive decisions (which song should I cover, which version is best, which Vocaloid should I buy next, etc.)


4. Entry into any contests I create.


5. Discounts on merchandise (when available).


6. Name will appear in videos, album notes, etc. (must be a Patron at the time the names are gathered for inclusion in the project).


7. Basic access to my personal Discord server (including speaking permissions).

Includes Discord rewards
Advocate
$3 or more per month 1 patron
My advocates love great Vocaloid music, and want to share it with the world!


Advocates receive everything in the prior tier, plus:


1. More privileges on my personal Discord server, including the ability to invite your friends!


2. Follow back on Twitter and Instagram

Includes Discord rewards
Adherent
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
My adherents love all of the Vocaloid music, the more esoteric, the better!


Adherents receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Exclusive 'alternate versions' of songs (as available)


2. Demo versions (as available)


3. Access to all prior official releases.


4. PDF booklets and other digital content (as available).

Includes Discord rewards
Evangelist
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
My evangelists love Vocaloid music so much they want to participate!


Evangelists receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Karaoke versions (as available)


2. Lyric sheets (as available)

Includes Discord rewards
Disciple
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
My disciples love Vocaloid music so much they want to make their own!


Disciples receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Remix packs/stems (as available)


2. MIDI files (as available)


3. Sheet music (as available)


4. VSQs (as available)

Includes Discord rewards
Ardent
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
My ardents are obsessed with Vocaloid music and are looking for a personal touch!


Ardents receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. A personalized 'song' or 'message' (such as a custom birthday song) once per year (requires payment for at least 6 months at this tier, and must be requested by the patron).


2. A personal 'thank you' call and/or hangout (about 30 minutes, once per year, must be requested by the patron).

Includes Discord rewards
Devout
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
My devotees are obsessed with Vocaloid music and want a tangible experience.


Devotees receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. One or more physical prints of at least one major release from the year (as available)


2. Physical media (CD-R/DVD-R/BD-R) with signature, archiving the releases from the year (as available)

Includes Discord rewards
Zealot
$200 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
My zealots are the ultimate Vocaloid fans, and want personal interactions.


Zealots receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Personal inclusion in artwork or video, etc. for a major release (requires either reference material such as photos, or the ability to come to Coos Bay, OR at your own expense, to be photographed, etc.)


2. Personal visit (in which we go out for coffee and chat in person. Requires you to come to Coos Bay, OR at your own expense. A video hangout of some sort is also an option).

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4 of $200 per month
Gearing up! Over the years I've done a pretty good job of keeping up on a minimalist set of music production gear, but things break, or go out of date, and there is always more software to get (especially MOAR VOCALOIDS!!!) so this is the goal that will allow me to keep up with the gear curve and continue making music, at least in my 'spare time'.
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My name is David Sprinkle, and I make music. I love electronic music, and I also love vocal music. It's been my dream to somehow bring these two worlds together. The answer finally came to me in the form of a vocal synth software from Japan, called VOCALOID!

Last year I bought a VOCALOID called Megurine Luka, and used the software to create a holiday mini-album called Totally Synthetic Christmas. It allowed me to explore a lot of interesting sounds and arrangements, and to create the kinds of complex harmonies that I love. I have since purchased a few more VOCALOIDs, Dex, Daina & Avanna, and created a full album of original songs called OMNIVERSE. But alas, time is money, and money is money, and I'm low on both! That's where you come in!

I am asking you to join my team, to keep me moving forward in this amazing music-production journey. If you check my goals, you can see the sorts of things I am working toward, but it basically boils down to this: I want to produce quality music for you full time. What I am asking, specifically, is for you to become my patron. This isn't the same as becoming a 'subscriber' but it does mean that you pledge to provide me with some amount of money each month, and I provide you with a set of rewards that the general public does not receive.

So why would you support me? We have the same values. Here are three of them!

1. Melodic-based music: A great melody leads to great harmonies. Great harmonies are what I live for. A lot of my music has a great beat that will make you want to get up and dance, but the core will still be the melody.

2. Creative Commons: I believe in supporting the community. That means I release as much of my work as possible under a Creative Commons license, allowing, for example, MMD videos, remixes, and covers to be created from my songs without requiring additional licensing or permissions.

3. Expanding VOCALOID: Right now, the majority of VOCALOID music is made in Japan by Japanese producers in Japanese language, and tends to feature Hatsune Miku, the most popular VOCALOID. That's all fantastic, but I want to expand what VOCALOID is, especially in regards to the English language audience. I want to explore a variety of styles, languages, and voices. This technology is incredibly powerful, and each release opens new possibilities. Let's see what we can do!

So that's what I'm about. Check out my video, pledge what you can, and I'll make the best music I can for you! Thanks for your time!

Recent posts by David Sprinkle

Tiers
Follower
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
My followers have a casual appreciation of excellent Vocaloid music, and are eager to hear more!


All followers receive the following benefits:


1. Access to my patron-only feed.


2. Early access to all of my releases (generally at least a week before the official public release).


3. Voting on patron-exclusive decisions (which song should I cover, which version is best, which Vocaloid should I buy next, etc.)


4. Entry into any contests I create.


5. Discounts on merchandise (when available).


6. Name will appear in videos, album notes, etc. (must be a Patron at the time the names are gathered for inclusion in the project).


7. Basic access to my personal Discord server (including speaking permissions).

Includes Discord rewards
Advocate
$3 or more per month 1 patron
My advocates love great Vocaloid music, and want to share it with the world!


Advocates receive everything in the prior tier, plus:


1. More privileges on my personal Discord server, including the ability to invite your friends!


2. Follow back on Twitter and Instagram

Includes Discord rewards
Adherent
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
My adherents love all of the Vocaloid music, the more esoteric, the better!


Adherents receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Exclusive 'alternate versions' of songs (as available)


2. Demo versions (as available)


3. Access to all prior official releases.


4. PDF booklets and other digital content (as available).

Includes Discord rewards
Evangelist
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
My evangelists love Vocaloid music so much they want to participate!


Evangelists receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Karaoke versions (as available)


2. Lyric sheets (as available)

Includes Discord rewards
Disciple
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
My disciples love Vocaloid music so much they want to make their own!


Disciples receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Remix packs/stems (as available)


2. MIDI files (as available)


3. Sheet music (as available)


4. VSQs (as available)

Includes Discord rewards
Ardent
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
My ardents are obsessed with Vocaloid music and are looking for a personal touch!


Ardents receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. A personalized 'song' or 'message' (such as a custom birthday song) once per year (requires payment for at least 6 months at this tier, and must be requested by the patron).


2. A personal 'thank you' call and/or hangout (about 30 minutes, once per year, must be requested by the patron).

Includes Discord rewards
Devout
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
My devotees are obsessed with Vocaloid music and want a tangible experience.


Devotees receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. One or more physical prints of at least one major release from the year (as available)


2. Physical media (CD-R/DVD-R/BD-R) with signature, archiving the releases from the year (as available)

Includes Discord rewards
Zealot
$200 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
My zealots are the ultimate Vocaloid fans, and want personal interactions.


Zealots receive everything in the prior tiers, plus:


1. Personal inclusion in artwork or video, etc. for a major release (requires either reference material such as photos, or the ability to come to Coos Bay, OR at your own expense, to be photographed, etc.)


2. Personal visit (in which we go out for coffee and chat in person. Requires you to come to Coos Bay, OR at your own expense. A video hangout of some sort is also an option).

Includes Discord rewards