Happy New Year, 3 Millions Views for the 3 Little Raptors, 2 More finished mixes for BTTB, A P O T H E O S I S News and Twitter, a Picture from Vlad + More!
Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday and some nice rest. Lots of time spent with family these past few weeks, and when it finally hit 2016, I was fully refreshed and pumped for a super productive week working on Better Than The Book! Lots to tell about lots of things so lets get this first post of 2016 started!
Firstly, over the holidays, the "3 Little Raptors" by Fun Station 4 Kids surpassed 3 MILLION views on YouTube, an amazing milestone! Looking at the other videos by FS4Ks "The Dinosaur Alphabet" should be hitting 7 Million very soon too! I'm already looking forward to working on another animation with FS4Ks soon! If you like what you see, please support the creators by sharing the YouTube links and subscribing or even leaving a comment. It's always nice to hear from our fans :D
Next on the agenda are some more BTTB updates! The holiday really got my pumped for working on BTTB again and after receiving the final pieces of audio for these collaborative tracks with Bob Axell (Cyberdevil), I've just about finished another 2 mixes for the album! Only thing left to do on them is await Bob's feedback! That marks 11/12 mixes for the album finished, and the only track left to do is the atmospheric album intro! Exciting times certainly! Since I was unable to make the release target of the end of 2015, my new release target will be in February, just to give some time for feedback by the beta team and get all the non-audio admin stuff sorted too (album art / credits + track registration, etc...). I can't wait to release it!
Next, A P O T H E O S I S, an in-development indie game I've been working on the soundtrack for is back on track and has made a twitter account posting all sorts of cool information including screenshots and video footage! You can follow them at @apotheosisgame for all the latest news on its development. I've recently been contacted by the game's creator to start work on the last 3 tracks for the game too which will likely be one of my first projects after the new BTTB album is finished. Certainly exciting times! I'm looking forward to playing the latest beta version and getting composing again soon!
In other news, the creative media people reading might be aware that Pond5 recently changed its terms of service introducing a more in-depth member profile in order to combat piracy and other intellectual property theft in their online libraries. Just to let you know, the JabunSamples library on Pond5 has been verified and all sound effects previously available are still available as usual. Thanks to the Pond5 service team for their help and you can find a link to the library along with the links at the top of the JabunAudio website.
Lastly, I just wanted to share and say a huge thanks to Vlad from World Beyond and my girlfriend Eva who helped sort out one of the wonderful creative presents I received this Christmas. As some of you may know, for my 25th Birthday in April, Eva contacted a whole bunch of my online friends and creative partners to draw pictures of me in their own art styles, but somehow, Vlad managed to slip the net back then. Not this time though, and I feel truly blessed to have the great and amazingly talented friends both at home and around the world that I do. Thanks soo much Vlad and Merry belated Christmas to you. I was blown away when I saw this:
This is probably the closest you'd get to a photo of me unless you go snooping on the internet!
Just to round off this first post of the Year, as with most people I have some targets I'd like to make and I wanted to share them! Here's some JabunAudio things I'd like to achieve in the coming 12 months:
1) Release this new BTTB Album (Maybe make more BTTB, but I'll definitely take a little break)
2) Do some Jabun Music (Electronic/orchestral stuff) Preferably an EP/Abum
3) Invest in some new studio equipment and/or instruments, preferably something with a keyboard (I've stuff in mind)
4) Make some new connections and help make more animations
5) Keep doing what I do, and keep getting better at it!
Have you any creative targets for the new year? Feel free to post them below, I'd love to hear them!
That's about it for this week! No update next weekend as I'm away but my target for the next update is to have the mixes for the BTTB album fully done and ready to be sent out for the beta testing team! Just one more to go, it should be doable. Until then, hope you have a great 2016, and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and its partners! Take care everyone!
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