Last chance to grab a Better Than The Book Bandcamp discount, more Yu-Gi-Oh! news, a super exciting commission: creating the intro music for 'Starting Point' + more!
It's been a super busy couple of weeks and a belated apology for the unexpected lack of blog post last Friday. You can read last week's short update on Facebook here, though to summarise: it was mainly spent working on Yu-Gi-Oh!, my old track "Mayhem Market" got licensed for an exciting game (details to come) , and my new flat had some bird problems which unlike last time have been fixed now! Not a lot to share this week in terms of media, as it's been a working-on-stuff rather than a finishing-off-stuff kind of week, but there's still a lot of exciting news to tell! Lets get to it!
Firstly this week, only a few days remain to grab a 20% discount on anything on the Better Than The Book Bandcamp page using the code "2YEARSON". As I've mentioned before, this was part of the Two Years On first anniversary celebration, which also included the release of the Two Years On [Instrumentals] bonus album, and the launch of the BTTB newsletter, both of which have been warmly received. A big thanks to everyone for their comments and replies to the newsletter as well as their reviews of various tracks on Newgrounds. There's been some amazing feedback and it's certainly kept celebration spirits high this month! The discount codes expire at the very end of February (11:59pm on the 28th) so be sure to grab some music before it rises back to full price in March. I hope whichever album you pick inspires and motivates you to greater things, and I look forward to sharing some more BTTB with you very soon!
Next this week, more Yu-Gi-Oh! news! Not too much to say here, but episode 12 is all finished, submitted and waiting for approval, and in the mean time I've started working on episode 14 which is looking equally as exciting! I've also witnessed the first sneak peek of the dub which has been super cool, though I've still no confirmed dates to share on when it'll be available to watch. I'll keep you updated as best I can, and in the mean time, I imagine next week is going to be mainly focused on episode 14! Fun times!
Onto the main attraction for this week, following our work together on Tales of Zale and after discovering Better Than The Book, Nathan Puray (one of the animators for Tales of Zale Episode 2) invited me to create the intro music for his new show "Starting Point"! In his own words, the show will be a series of interviews with upcoming creatives including artists, animators, musicians, and voiceover artists, and will be a sort-of spotlight and discussion to help get the word out about their work and craft! I'm super excited to see the show come out, and it's been an amazing week busting out guitar licks and slappin' da bass for this short pseudo-J-rock piece which I can't wait to show you! I'm just awaiting approval on the final masters, then it'll be onto the usual admin / art work before the track is released (hopefully) mid-March! There's a distinct possibility you may see me on there at some point in the future, but we'll see! A huge thanks to Nathan for inviting me onto the project. It's been a blast, and I look forward to sharing all I can with you all soon!
Finally this week, just a round-up of the other news for updates and upcoming projects. The Jabun album has kinda been on hold for a few weeks due to the sudden rush of freelance work and while I hope to get back to it very soon, I can't specify when that'll be unfortunately. As a reminder to its current state, everything has been finished in terms of composing and recording, and the album's just waiting on a final mix and master (so not much left to do audio-wise) + the usual art / admin etc... I'm hoping to get back to it at some point in March depending on how other work is going and I'll keep you all updated as to what's going on whatever happens. Next and finally, Fun Station 4 Kids has been brewing up a fantastic sequel to the much loved 3 Little Raptors story, and current progress says that the animation is at 95% completion (all aboard the hype train!)! It's been a long time in the works for this one, but having seen some of the results already I am stoked to share this with you all when it's done. I'm due to begin audio work on it in March, which probably means a release around Easter time (though that's purely a guess), but one things for sure, it's gonna be a fun one! Stay tuned for more updates on that soon!
That's about it for this week and it's only set to stay busy through into next week! Current predictions are that I'll be finishing off work for the "Starting Point" intro while working on Episode 14 of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and maybe starting on the 3 Little Raptors sequel too if possible? Busy but fun times, and I'll be sure to share what I've been up to in next week's blog post. Until then, remember it's only a few days left to grab a discount on bandcamp (code: "2YEARSON"), hope you have a great week whatever you're up to and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and all my other projects. See you next week and take care!
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