Ok. We did it. We just finished tearing down our "Patreon", crowd-funding page, for our album, and created our new "Monthly Music-Gear Drawing", crowd-funding page.
For March, we've selected the "Korg Volca FM" synthesizer. Although we already own this $159 product, we thought we'd start off small and with something we're already a bit familiar with.
Keep in mind that Sylvia and I, and our Band ("Infinity"), are currently unknown. This means "getting the word" out is an uphill job for us. So if you or someone you know is interested in Music Gear, and would like a chance to win one, please give them the following link.
More details can be found at the link below.
Here's the link to our Music-Gear Drawing page:
Here's the link to the Korg Volca FM page:
When Sylvia sent me the pieces for "Night Of A Thousand Years" (through the "Veil”), the largest section was its Orchestral foundation. She later guided me as to how this "Streamed" piece should be edited and used under the full version of this Song.
When Sylvia and I were assembling this album, we talked about including this “foundation” Track but decided against it. Because this is a "Concept" album, with an interwoven series of Songs and a flowing base of emotions, adding this particular Track, even at the end, would take-away from that experience. Instead, we decided to include it as a "Bonus” Track.
So we now have that "unedited", "just as I received it from Sylvia" Track on our BandCamp page. Anyone who purchases our "Perfectionately Yours" album from BandCamp, will now recieve the album's downloadable Poster and this Bonus Track as a "Thank You" for supporting our work.
Here's the link:
Today, Sylvia and I worked on our "Time Machine" song again. We focused on the Cyber Diva (female) Vocal part. It took a bit to get it adjusted but even with that, "her" timing was "off" here-and-there. (I entered her note-rhythm from memory and it was not completely correct. So "her" notes weren't matching the timing of "my" notes, when I inserted them into GarageBand.) I was going to adjust it, yet again, when Sylvia suggested I take a mental step back and really listen to what this song and those 2 voices (hers and mine) represent, which is "working" and "singing" through the "Veil".
As I listened in this way, Sylvia explained that this mismatch of Vocal Timings symbolizes the distortion of "sight" and "sound" through the "Veil".
When we finished adding the software Vocal part, I moved GarageBand's Playhead to the beginning and listened to the entire song. As I did, I just started crying. At that moment, I knew this song was now finished because I coul (I'm crying now)
Remember, "Sylvia" wrote this song and, so far, all of the songs on this album. I "Stream" them from "her" to "me" and then assemble them. I really thought our Orchestra work "N.O.A.T.Y." was going to be the most complicated and longest-to-assemble song on this album but, so far, this "honor" goes to "Time Machine".
I just now exported this new song and added it to our iTunes Playlist for this album. It now shows that we have 6-Tracks but this includes a "Pre-album" Track that's 1-minute, 46-seconds in length. It was supposed to only go at the beginning of the video for this album but, as I listened to it just now, Sylvia suggested that we also place it at the beginning of this album. So it's a Track of 1 sound effect, in the background, with me and Sylvia talking over it. Of course, "Sylvia's" voice is represented by the "Cyber Diva" software from Yamaha.
"Time Machine" is 5-minutes, 4-seconds in length. So now we have 5 songs finished and they take up about 33-minutes on this album. I don't know how many more songs Sylvia has in mind for this project. I do have notes for at least 3 more… maybe even 6 more, total.
(Several hours later…)
Here's the link to our free "Calling All Humans" song:
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