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Ocarina Album Kickstarter Project
Topic Started: 25 Mar 2013, 09:24 PM (11,453 Views)
DavidRamos
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Hi everyone!

For the past few weeks, I have been heavily researching what it would take to record my first studio album, and after several discussions with Ms. Nancy Rumbel, as well as having a meeting with a local and well respected producer in the recording industry, I had decided to dive head first into making this happen!

To fund the project, I have just launched a kickstarter project full of awesome rewards that some of you helped come up with! This community has been very supportive of my ocarina endeavors in the past (for which I am EXTREMELY grateful!), so I hope you will consider pledging at any amount you are able. The project runs until April 26th, and you will not be charged until then (only if we reach the goal). Thanks so much!

Kickstarter Link: http://bit.ly/ocarina-album



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Edited by DavidRamos, 28 Mar 2013, 04:43 AM.
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TheZ
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That's awesome, David! I hope it goes well.
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GoingBzerk
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Hope it all works out! I will be backing you!
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playsadoubleocarina
I'm that guy, remember?
Just threw some your way, I hope this explodes over the next month!
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Wollemi Pine
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You have my support!
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Zero Tolerance
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Good luck to you! :thumbsup:
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angiessa
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Pledged! Shared to Facebook! Tweeted! Shared on G+! ;)
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asaphira
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Pledging! Hee, the cookies :3

David, are there enough staffs on the Kickstarter Campaign on facebook right now?
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DavidRamos
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Thanks so much everyone :')

@asaphira - You mean in the facebook group? I could always use more help! We're going to have a campaign strategy meeting tonight at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern. Streaming site TBD, but you can follow updates and join the team here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/499642340084038/500398006675138
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hearmeroar2
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Good luck man. I'll totally pitch in if I get some moneys.
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spoonyspork
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Love the rewards! :D -- Will be backing forthwith!
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WizardZelkam
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You definitely have my support! Zelda was the reason I got into ocarina's. Your video's were the reason I grew to love them as the beautiful instruments they are.
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Mark Chan
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You have my support David! Good luck! :)
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Gyzyn
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Yeah, I already watched the video yesterday. I just need to make myself a paypal account, believe it or not I don't have one. :)
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Mark Chan
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I believe you don't need one for this. When I pledged, it was through Amazon payments.
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Wollemi Pine
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Yes, it's through Amazon, and the money is not charged right away.

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Lord Seg
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Good luck David! This is were it stinks to have no money :noes: ___________________ :rupee: :rupee: :rupee:
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Ocarinadiva
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Play what makes you happy. - Achint

I think it is worth mentioning that you don't have to choose a reward. You can simply donate to add to the total. While there's a lot of cool stuff you can get, if you just want to help out, you can save David a little bit of money :)

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Ocarinadiva
26 Mar 2013, 07:11 PM
I think it is worth mentioning that you don't have to choose a reward. You can simply donate to add to the total. While there's a lot of cool stuff you can get, if you just want to help out, you can save David a little bit of money :)

That's correct. I was genuinely touched yesterday when a gentleman named Max pledged this ;_;

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Edited by DavidRamos, 26 Mar 2013, 09:03 PM.
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Suki
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Haaaaaaaiiiiiii! ^_^

This project definitely is very well thought out and certainly has a lot of cute rewards. I will be pledging as well. Wishing you the best of luck David!
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GoingBzerk
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We are at 20%!
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CKeene
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It's too bad you aren't in California. I have a professional studio with some of the best microphones in the world.
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DavidRamos
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26 Mar 2013, 10:06 PM
It's too bad you aren't in California. I have a professional studio with some of the best microphones in the world.
If this project doesn't reach it's goal, I might have to go visit you, lol.
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Wollemi Pine
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30% of the goal has been reached!
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Jill theredhedgehog
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Kickin' it like all the cool hedgies do
Weeeeee! :boogie:
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GoingBzerk
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Now it would be nice if some more of those 80,000 subscriber pitched in.
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asaphira
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GoingBzerk
29 Mar 2013, 01:13 AM
Now it would be nice if some more of those 80,000 subscriber pitched in.
Agreed. If $1 x 80k, yo >:D

There are probably parental concerns lol..
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MeachD
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Very COOL! I hope you get this done, i would buy a copy :D


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GoingBzerk
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MeachD
29 Mar 2013, 01:38 AM
Very COOL! I hope you get this done, i would buy a copy :D


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I would buy three! One for me to use, on for mint condition, and one to get a friend hooked!
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hearmeroar2
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I just shared it to Facebook, maybe that will reach someone. I have no doubt that you can reach this goal, especially when it's already going so fast.
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hearmeroar2
29 Mar 2013, 04:04 PM
I just shared it to Facebook, maybe that will reach someone. I have no doubt that you can reach this goal, especially when it's already going so fast.
Thanks for the share! We need as many people to do that as possible. The momentum is already slowing down though. It will probably pick up a little when I post my next video, but yesterday I only received 3 pledges, and haven't received one today. I've discovered people won't pledge if you don't remind them to, but you also don't want to spam. It requires much balance!
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MeachD
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Just pledged $ :monocle: 36 :-D I hope this gets funded
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GoingBzerk
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Average pledge on kick starter is about $75. Mode pledge is about $25. Some basic math (that may or may not be correct) tells me that we will need between about 300 and 900 pledges, depending upon how generous people are.
Edited by GoingBzerk, 30 Mar 2013, 04:15 AM.
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bamadude313
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I am currently doing some calculations and looking over my finances to see how much I can give! You should have my pledge in the next week David and I can't wait for the album!
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Wollemi Pine
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We need more backers!
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Ocarinadiva
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Play what makes you happy. - Achint

Definitely!!! David has been a little quiet the past few days. I bet he has something big planned :)
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Mark Chan
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I guess someone decided to bail. :/
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Gyzyn
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This doesn't look good... :C
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Ocarinadiva
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Play what makes you happy. - Achint

It has definitely lost momentum. :( I actually posted a video late last night that talks about the kickstarter. I don't have enough subscribers to really make a difference, but I suppose every little bit helps...

I hope David has something big planned for the final few days that brings about a dramatic and positive conclusion to the Kickstarter. This just proves how difficult it is to get a kickstarter funded. He has a LOT of subscribers and Facebook fans and Twitter followers. With that kind of online presence, it's really surprising that it hasn't already been funded.
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DavidRamos
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The marketing side of things is a little tougher than I thought it would be. I pretty much took the week off from the facebook/twitter posts to focus on my largest audience - Youtube. Just posted my Angry Birds video on Friday and have 3 more videos I'm hoping will get a lot of attention! But also want to focus on emailing blogs and tweetbombing from here on out. Less than 3 weeks left and almost at 40 percent!



EDIT: And really appreciate that video, Cris!
Edited by DavidRamos, 8 Apr 2013, 06:33 PM.
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Zero Tolerance
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I'm hoping to pledge but I'm waiting for my family to give the okay 'cause they want to chip in too! :3
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Wollemi Pine
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Come on guys, we have to pick up the pace.

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Edited by Wollemi Pine, 9 Apr 2013, 03:39 PM.
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Gyzyn
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Apropos kickstarter, this is too funny:

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The Rosskonian
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I've backed a lot of projects on kickstarter (yes, I have a problem) and most of them get a big push at the very last second. It really doesn't make sense to me as the money doesn't go anywhere until the deadline weather you pledge initially or right before it ends, but I've heard most of the shoppers on ebay do the exact same thing.
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Mark Chan
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Some of the kickstarter projects I've backed have early backer incentives. For example, if you're one of the first 500, you can preorder the product for $10. Then when it's all gone, the price goes up by $2-3 and repeats every 500. I was a late backer, so I ended up paying $19 for something that was initially $10.
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