Wintergatan

is creating Marble Machine X

2,051

patrons
Thank you for being here!
Your support will be carefully used to improve my Youtube videos and to get the Marble Machine X ready for the World Tour.

The Wintergatan Wednesdays are crowdfunded
I frequently turn down sponsorships offers for the Wednesday videos,
I am very proud that i can keep my videos focused on building and not push a lot of call to actions from other brands onto the viewers. It is thanks to all the crowdfunding support that I am able to make a decision like this and follow through on the MMX project. 

The Road Ahead towards a World Tour with Wintergatan Featuring the Marble Machine X
Here are some milestones that I am working towards - your support will be a huge help for me in each of these crucial steps:

  • Making the Marble Machine X look great

I just recieved all the material needed to build the perfect seamless white studio wall to to make the Wintergatan Wednesdays videos look better and to film the music videos for the Marble Machine X.

On the picture you can see the current CAD Design, I will build my wall in a corner which makes it a CYC-wall, short for Cyclorama. Onvce the wall is up i´ll need to add a lot of lights to get the correct look and we need to build a rig to hang the lights in the ceiling.
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  • Making the Marble Machine X sound great

My goal is to make the Marble Machine X sound great and produce music you want to listen to in your headphones without watching the videos. The Machine is not designed to be a circus act, it is designed to be a good sounding music instrument.

MMX is designed to be amplified with microphones and for that we need high quality audio equipment and help from top audio engineers for recording and touring.
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  • Completing the Marble Machine X, Compose, Record and Release the Marble Machine X Album


Recording The album will be another long process, once the machine is ready I need to write music that lives up to the MMX Capabilities. That will be yet another longish project and I am trying to figure out how to do interesting youtube videos during that phase. 
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  • Making the Marble Machine X travel safely

The Marble Machine X is designed to be fully transportable. I will order high quality custom built tour cases to make sure that the Marble Machine X travels safely on the World Tour.

MMX is designed in 5 major sections that are easily detachable from each other. Each of these sections need a large and rigid tour case.
On my earlier tours I have made the habit of making use of the empty tour cases on stage during the live performance.
When touring, there is always a lot of work on getting the empty cases off the stage during the concert and then on again afterwards. Leaving the cases on the stage during the concert and having them multitask solves that. Empty cases are called “dead cases” in the industry by the way. With continued support I can get the case designers to go that extra distance to design the cases so they can be used also in their "dead" state.
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  • Giving the Marble Machine X a full-blown diva entrance

Since forever I have been planning how to do the start of the Wintergatan Featuring the Marble Machine X concerts.
I love that moment myself when I go to concerts, the anticipation in the room, and the excitement when the band walks on. That moment is on the top of my mind every day in the workshop. Im always studying other bands to see what they do with that precious moment. The other day a new kind of equipment for stage reveals hit the market. And it fits perfectly into my vision for how to do the Marble Machine X stage reveal on the world tour.
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  • Wintergatan featuring the Marble Machine X World Tour Premiere

You helped lift this project up on that stage. By being here and supporting me you have not only provided financial means to make this happen. Much more importantly, you have told me that the whole project is an idea that should be pursued. 
From someone who is incredibly lucky to live in a world where a seemingly novel idea can be embraced and supported like this, Thank you!

Beyond the Marble Machine X
I will continue to create youtube videos, both from the tour but also other types of content. I have several other new music instrument projects I would love to make happen but in those I will try to take another kind of role, maybe more the role of the inventor who comes up with the idea and letting other teams build the actual instruments. That way I can focus on recording and performing music.

I would love to make more tutorial content, who knows perhaps even daily blogs form the world tour. We will probably visit a lot of interesting maker events and there is always cool things to share from those. 

But first, See you on the World Tour!
Thank you for being a part of the process leading up to that moment. I am looking forward to see you there! 
Martin & Wintergatan

Tiers
1!
$1 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

5!
$5 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

10!
$10 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

20!
$20 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

50!
$50 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales
(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

Goals
800 – reached! patrons
Keeping Martin Focused on the Marble Machine X

Wow! Since we hit this goal I have been able to get help from video editors. This has saved important time for me that I have been able to spend on designing and assembling the Marble Machine X. Your support has made a real change. Thank you! 
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Thank you for being here!
Your support will be carefully used to improve my Youtube videos and to get the Marble Machine X ready for the World Tour.

The Wintergatan Wednesdays are crowdfunded
I frequently turn down sponsorships offers for the Wednesday videos,
I am very proud that i can keep my videos focused on building and not push a lot of call to actions from other brands onto the viewers. It is thanks to all the crowdfunding support that I am able to make a decision like this and follow through on the MMX project. 

The Road Ahead towards a World Tour with Wintergatan Featuring the Marble Machine X
Here are some milestones that I am working towards - your support will be a huge help for me in each of these crucial steps:

  • Making the Marble Machine X look great

I just recieved all the material needed to build the perfect seamless white studio wall to to make the Wintergatan Wednesdays videos look better and to film the music videos for the Marble Machine X.

On the picture you can see the current CAD Design, I will build my wall in a corner which makes it a CYC-wall, short for Cyclorama. Onvce the wall is up i´ll need to add a lot of lights to get the correct look and we need to build a rig to hang the lights in the ceiling.
____________

  • Making the Marble Machine X sound great

My goal is to make the Marble Machine X sound great and produce music you want to listen to in your headphones without watching the videos. The Machine is not designed to be a circus act, it is designed to be a good sounding music instrument.

MMX is designed to be amplified with microphones and for that we need high quality audio equipment and help from top audio engineers for recording and touring.
____________

  • Completing the Marble Machine X, Compose, Record and Release the Marble Machine X Album


Recording The album will be another long process, once the machine is ready I need to write music that lives up to the MMX Capabilities. That will be yet another longish project and I am trying to figure out how to do interesting youtube videos during that phase. 
____________

  • Making the Marble Machine X travel safely

The Marble Machine X is designed to be fully transportable. I will order high quality custom built tour cases to make sure that the Marble Machine X travels safely on the World Tour.

MMX is designed in 5 major sections that are easily detachable from each other. Each of these sections need a large and rigid tour case.
On my earlier tours I have made the habit of making use of the empty tour cases on stage during the live performance.
When touring, there is always a lot of work on getting the empty cases off the stage during the concert and then on again afterwards. Leaving the cases on the stage during the concert and having them multitask solves that. Empty cases are called “dead cases” in the industry by the way. With continued support I can get the case designers to go that extra distance to design the cases so they can be used also in their "dead" state.
____________

  • Giving the Marble Machine X a full-blown diva entrance

Since forever I have been planning how to do the start of the Wintergatan Featuring the Marble Machine X concerts.
I love that moment myself when I go to concerts, the anticipation in the room, and the excitement when the band walks on. That moment is on the top of my mind every day in the workshop. Im always studying other bands to see what they do with that precious moment. The other day a new kind of equipment for stage reveals hit the market. And it fits perfectly into my vision for how to do the Marble Machine X stage reveal on the world tour.
____________

  • Wintergatan featuring the Marble Machine X World Tour Premiere

You helped lift this project up on that stage. By being here and supporting me you have not only provided financial means to make this happen. Much more importantly, you have told me that the whole project is an idea that should be pursued. 
From someone who is incredibly lucky to live in a world where a seemingly novel idea can be embraced and supported like this, Thank you!

Beyond the Marble Machine X
I will continue to create youtube videos, both from the tour but also other types of content. I have several other new music instrument projects I would love to make happen but in those I will try to take another kind of role, maybe more the role of the inventor who comes up with the idea and letting other teams build the actual instruments. That way I can focus on recording and performing music.

I would love to make more tutorial content, who knows perhaps even daily blogs form the world tour. We will probably visit a lot of interesting maker events and there is always cool things to share from those. 

But first, See you on the World Tour!
Thank you for being a part of the process leading up to that moment. I am looking forward to see you there! 
Martin & Wintergatan

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Tiers
1!
$1 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

5!
$5 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

10!
$10 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

20!
$20 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

50!
$50 or more per month

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales
(All tiers have the same rewards for now)