Techno Mage

is creating music

6

patrons

Techno Mage began as a collection of musical ideas that quickly grew into a sci-fi narrative surrounding a reluctant cyberpunk displaced in an unfamiliar future. This ongoing narrative and the body of music surrounding it continues to grow every day.  The tools in the musical workbench of Techno Mage include chiptune melodies, retrofuturistic soundscapes, heavy metal guitar riffs, and upbeat drums. Together, these are used to craft an aggressive, driving sound that straddles the lines between synthwave, chiptune, and metal.

Techno Mage is an analysis of humanity versus the machine, highlighting both the strengths and trappings of living in the Information Age. It is also a celebration of the video game music composers that thrived in the face of creative constraint while working in the limited architecture of what are now considered vintage sound chips. And lastly it is an ambitious revitalization of decades past, tapping into the spirit of a time where technology and music charged toward a limitless future.

Thanks for your interest in supporting this project! Becoming a patron of Techno Mage grants you access to a host of exclusive Easter eggs like merchandise, a Discord channel for connecting with our community, and even some exclusive music. For more information about these rewards, please refer to the Reward Information post.
Tiers
Tutorial
$2 or more per month
  • Enter the fray with Dan and Austin as they take on video games both old and new in monthly livestreams
  • Hear exclusive music when you gain unlimited streaming access to songs unavailable outside of Patreon 
  • Join the conversation and gain access to the Discord channel where you can connect with the band and fans like you 
Includes Discord rewards
Easy Mode
$5 or more per month
  • Get a 10% off discount code each month to save on all your online purchases of Techno Mage music and merchandise through Bandcamp
  • Hear new music before it releases when you gain early access to upcoming Techno Mage material
  • As an extra special thank you from us, have your name appear in the liner notes of all future print runs of physical music releases
  • Hear chiptunes the way they were meant to be experienced when you gain download access to exclusive chiptunes in their native formats
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards
Hard Mode
$10 or more per month
  • Watch the vibrant album and comic artwork of Melisa Butler come to life in (moderately) regular livestream sessions
  • Show your support when you receive exclusive merchandise such as limited-edition Techno Mage floppy disks loaded with special content (while available)
  • Dive deep into chiptune when you gain download access to exclusive tracker project files
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards
Elite Mode
$15 or more per month
  •  Get a 20% off discount code each month to save on all your online purchases of Techno Mage music and merchandise through Bandcamp
  • Ask the band virtually anything when you join them each month in private Q&A chats
  • Stand out in the crowd with an original chiptune ringtone created by Dan just for you (special requests encouraged)
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards
God Mode
$50 or more per month
  •  Get a 30% off discount code each month to save on all your online purchases of Techno Mage music and merchandise through Bandcamp
  • Shred alongside Austin every month as he teaches you basic and advanced guitar techniques in personal video chat lessons
  • Take your own project to the next level in monthly video chats with Dan as he provides constructive criticism (ex. mixing advice) for your music
  • Listen to patron-exclusive chiptune songs on real hardware when you receive limited NES cartridge albums (while available)
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)  
Includes Discord rewards
God Mode+
$100 or more per month
  •  Bend, break, and battle with Techno Mage when you make a special cameo appearance in a panel of an upcoming comic issue
  • Get serious with chiptune hardware when you receive one fully customized Gameboy bearing the Techno Mage aesthetic and featuring a host of chiptune-centric modifications (special requests encouraged)
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
6 of 100 patrons
If you're like us, you love your physical media.  Whether it's the artwork, the tactility, or the experience, there's nothing quite like holding a piece of music in your hands.  By becoming a patron, you can help carry us toward our goal of being able to release vinyl records!
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Techno Mage began as a collection of musical ideas that quickly grew into a sci-fi narrative surrounding a reluctant cyberpunk displaced in an unfamiliar future. This ongoing narrative and the body of music surrounding it continues to grow every day.  The tools in the musical workbench of Techno Mage include chiptune melodies, retrofuturistic soundscapes, heavy metal guitar riffs, and upbeat drums. Together, these are used to craft an aggressive, driving sound that straddles the lines between synthwave, chiptune, and metal.

Techno Mage is an analysis of humanity versus the machine, highlighting both the strengths and trappings of living in the Information Age. It is also a celebration of the video game music composers that thrived in the face of creative constraint while working in the limited architecture of what are now considered vintage sound chips. And lastly it is an ambitious revitalization of decades past, tapping into the spirit of a time where technology and music charged toward a limitless future.

Thanks for your interest in supporting this project! Becoming a patron of Techno Mage grants you access to a host of exclusive Easter eggs like merchandise, a Discord channel for connecting with our community, and even some exclusive music. For more information about these rewards, please refer to the Reward Information post.

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Tiers
Tutorial
$2 or more per month
  • Enter the fray with Dan and Austin as they take on video games both old and new in monthly livestreams
  • Hear exclusive music when you gain unlimited streaming access to songs unavailable outside of Patreon 
  • Join the conversation and gain access to the Discord channel where you can connect with the band and fans like you 
Includes Discord rewards
Easy Mode
$5 or more per month
  • Get a 10% off discount code each month to save on all your online purchases of Techno Mage music and merchandise through Bandcamp
  • Hear new music before it releases when you gain early access to upcoming Techno Mage material
  • As an extra special thank you from us, have your name appear in the liner notes of all future print runs of physical music releases
  • Hear chiptunes the way they were meant to be experienced when you gain download access to exclusive chiptunes in their native formats
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards
Hard Mode
$10 or more per month
  • Watch the vibrant album and comic artwork of Melisa Butler come to life in (moderately) regular livestream sessions
  • Show your support when you receive exclusive merchandise such as limited-edition Techno Mage floppy disks loaded with special content (while available)
  • Dive deep into chiptune when you gain download access to exclusive tracker project files
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards
Elite Mode
$15 or more per month
  •  Get a 20% off discount code each month to save on all your online purchases of Techno Mage music and merchandise through Bandcamp
  • Ask the band virtually anything when you join them each month in private Q&A chats
  • Stand out in the crowd with an original chiptune ringtone created by Dan just for you (special requests encouraged)
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards
God Mode
$50 or more per month
  •  Get a 30% off discount code each month to save on all your online purchases of Techno Mage music and merchandise through Bandcamp
  • Shred alongside Austin every month as he teaches you basic and advanced guitar techniques in personal video chat lessons
  • Take your own project to the next level in monthly video chats with Dan as he provides constructive criticism (ex. mixing advice) for your music
  • Listen to patron-exclusive chiptune songs on real hardware when you receive limited NES cartridge albums (while available)
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)  
Includes Discord rewards
God Mode+
$100 or more per month
  •  Bend, break, and battle with Techno Mage when you make a special cameo appearance in a panel of an upcoming comic issue
  • Get serious with chiptune hardware when you receive one fully customized Gameboy bearing the Techno Mage aesthetic and featuring a host of chiptune-centric modifications (special requests encouraged)
  • Receive all content from previous tier(s)
Includes Discord rewards