Wintergatan is creating Marble Machine X
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Hi, Thank you for being here!
Your potential 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 recently I turned down some larger sponsorships offers for the Wednesday videos. I have always turned down online casinos and mobile games but these recent offers were highest level and it was a difficult decision as it would have tenfold my Youtube revenue.
I am very happy with my decision and I am very proud that we can keep our little corner of the internet ours! And so should you be - it is thanks to you I can make a decision like this.
I was kind of slow in the start with grasping the whole crowdfunding idea but in the light of the independency it provides, I am really happy and grateful that I can keep these videos crowdfunded.

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 am planning 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. We need a lot of lights to get the correct look and we need to build a rig to hang the lights in the ceiling.
The look I´m going for:
Crisp like sunshine on a snowy tree.
____________


  • 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 music instrument.

MMX is designed to be amplified with microphones and for that we need high quality audio equipment for recording and touring.
More importantly, I will make sure to get help from the best audio engineers available.

To avoid ending up with the MMX looking like a spider web of XLR cables I need to have a professional make reliable custom made multi cables. Reliable is the important word there, we don’t want audio dropouts during the World Tour live performances.
____________

  • Completing the Marble Machine X, Compose, Record and Release the Marble Machine X Album
Martin, you have done it. It's OK now. You do not need to tweak the design any more. Any new ideas you get can be implemented in another model of the Marble Machine, another time. The machine is a masterpiece and it's time to make it sing. Kill the perfectionist Dragon that has been holding you back and march directly towards the endgoal - music. Recording The album will be a long process, that maybe many of my viewers are not prepared for. But just so you know, 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 strying 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. Im always studying other bands to see what they do with that moment.

I am working on a script for that exact moment (haha) maybe I should think about finishing the machine first. But it keeps me going with the build, its such an inspirational thing to rest my mind upon. 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. I hope to have a team to help me going that extra distance to create some magical moments.
____________

  • 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. I have often said this but it is worth to repeat: The longer I have been working with this, the stronger the excitement AND the doubts grows. It is normal for long projects. You being here shifts my perspective and feelings of excitement wins over the doubts.

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.
We are currently looking at how we can make the Patreon rewards reflect this gratitude. 

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!
Every day I am picturing myself walking onto the stage that first time with the Marble Machine X standing ready in the headlights centre stage. This is the moment I have been obsessed with for years now.

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
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

5!
$5 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

10!
$10 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

20!
$20 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

50!
$50 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

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. I am still involved in the editing when I cant keep my fingers away from details but I am constantly moving towards spending more of my time on actually building the MMX. Your support has made a real change. Thank you! 
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Hi, Thank you for being here!
Your potential 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 recently I turned down some larger sponsorships offers for the Wednesday videos. I have always turned down online casinos and mobile games but these recent offers were highest level and it was a difficult decision as it would have tenfold my Youtube revenue.
I am very happy with my decision and I am very proud that we can keep our little corner of the internet ours! And so should you be - it is thanks to you I can make a decision like this.
I was kind of slow in the start with grasping the whole crowdfunding idea but in the light of the independency it provides, I am really happy and grateful that I can keep these videos crowdfunded.

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 am planning 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. We need a lot of lights to get the correct look and we need to build a rig to hang the lights in the ceiling.
The look I´m going for:
Crisp like sunshine on a snowy tree.
____________


  • 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 music instrument.

MMX is designed to be amplified with microphones and for that we need high quality audio equipment for recording and touring.
More importantly, I will make sure to get help from the best audio engineers available.

To avoid ending up with the MMX looking like a spider web of XLR cables I need to have a professional make reliable custom made multi cables. Reliable is the important word there, we don’t want audio dropouts during the World Tour live performances.
____________

  • Completing the Marble Machine X, Compose, Record and Release the Marble Machine X Album
Martin, you have done it. It's OK now. You do not need to tweak the design any more. Any new ideas you get can be implemented in another model of the Marble Machine, another time. The machine is a masterpiece and it's time to make it sing. Kill the perfectionist Dragon that has been holding you back and march directly towards the endgoal - music. Recording The album will be a long process, that maybe many of my viewers are not prepared for. But just so you know, 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 strying 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. Im always studying other bands to see what they do with that moment.

I am working on a script for that exact moment (haha) maybe I should think about finishing the machine first. But it keeps me going with the build, its such an inspirational thing to rest my mind upon. 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. I hope to have a team to help me going that extra distance to create some magical moments.
____________

  • 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. I have often said this but it is worth to repeat: The longer I have been working with this, the stronger the excitement AND the doubts grows. It is normal for long projects. You being here shifts my perspective and feelings of excitement wins over the doubts.

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.
We are currently looking at how we can make the Patreon rewards reflect this gratitude. 

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!
Every day I am picturing myself walking onto the stage that first time with the Marble Machine X standing ready in the headlights centre stage. This is the moment I have been obsessed with for years now.

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
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

5!
$5 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

10!
$10 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

20!
$20 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

Early Access for World Tour ticket sales 

(All tiers have the same rewards for now)

50!
$50 or more per month
Behind the scenes updates from Martin

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