More $5+ Patreon rewards are out: Mayhem Market + an exclusive unreleased Jabun demo for the $10+ patrons, KORG's official Facebook page posts about JabunAudio's custom oscillator NOISE for the Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Synth + more updates!
Hi everyone and hope you've been having a great final full week of May so far! It's been a busy and chaotic time here at JabunAudio, mixed in with a bit of illness (not covid thankfully) and a lovely overdue visit from family for some well earned break time too. Some cool Better Than The Book updates: bass recording was concluded (for now) last Friday with just one track left to go for after acoustic guitars are finished, shortly after which I snapped my glasses which put work on hold for the rest of the week... Luckily I've fixed them now until I can get a new pair, which is great because writing this blog post without them would be heck! Onto lead guitars next which I'll hopefully be starting today; exciting times! Anyways, onto the main news for this week: more Patreon rewards and another cool feature for JabunAudio! Let's get started!
After Jabun's big Generation Supernova album release in April and the updated Patreon REWARD ARCHIVES, we're back to the usual schedule, and as yesterday was the final Wednesday of the month, that means it's time for some more rewards for the $5+ patrons! This time I'm heading back down memory lane for more of my tracks as plain old Nick Standing, and today I'm sharing with you the first in a new set of orchestral / soundtracky works "Mayhem Market"!
Mayhem Market was released back in March 2013, and was the first track I recorded with the Shure SM27 microphone I was gifted for Christmas the previous year! Much of the inspiration for this track came after finally getting around to watching Disney's "Tangled" (good fun btw), which features an amazingly scored scene running through a market. Super inspired and itching to do some more recording, Mayhem Market was the result of the shortly followed recording session! The description I wrote back then when I uploaded it to Newgrounds is as follows:
"I finally got round to recording with the SM27 I got for Christmas! Just a little soundtracky piece that sprung to mind. Imagine playfully racing through a crowed fantasy market with a good friend, rival or the love of your life, perhaps being chased by some half-wit bad guys or the fuzz! If I could do this as my job, I would be sooo happy XD"
Mayhem Market is a blast from my past which I'm still super pleased with, especially from an acoustic guitar performance point of view. As chance had it, it also ended up being heard by the amazing World Beyond shortly after its release, opening the door for me to join that epic music production team (thanks so much to World Beyond for that opportinuty and praise) and help create much of the amazing stuff we've released together over the past almost decade!
Mayhem Market unfortunately doesn't have any associated artwork, and this is the case for much of my soundtrack type work as Nick Standing from around this time. Nevertheless, I'm sure the music speaks for itself, so close your eyes and imagine a scene, and I'm sure it will be even more vivid than any painting or photo I could provide! I hope you enjoy it whether you've heard it before or this is your first listen!
Grab Mayhem Market when you become a supporter on Patreon, or listen to the track on YouTube below:
$5+ rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50804595
And for the $10+ patrons, you've also got an exclusive unreleased Jabun demo from the writing sessions of 2019/20 to look forward to, the hyper-experimental and glitchy "Arc-welder"! Become a $10+ patron to access that and many more rewards now, and remember that you'll gain access to all historic rewards and posts for your Patreon tier too when you become a supporter including the full Better Than The Book and Jabun discographies and much more! With the newly updated REWARD ARCHIVE it's never been easier to catch up with all those posts and music downloads you've missed too! I hope you enjoy them!
$10+ rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50804613
Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding
Discover the Reward Archive (4th October 2018 -> 1st May 2021):
That's it for this month's rewards! Next time we'll be continuing with some more soundtracky work, but until then, I hope you have an amazing June to come and thanks as always for supporting my music on Patreon! Enjoy the music!
Next and finally this week, an amazingly cool feature as KORG's official Facebook page posted about JabunAudio's very own custom oscillator for their Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Synth Kit: NOISE which was released earlier this month! Thanks so much to KORG for sharing my work and you can check out their post below! Neat!
And that about wraps things up for this week! Next time will have some more $1+ Patreon rewards as well as the usual monthly setting and reflecting of goals at the very least, but hopefully there'll be some more things to report too (now that my glasses are fixed). Until then, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and start of June and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various projects however you can! Take care, stay safe, and all the best!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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