Aki Glancy (EmpathP) is creating VOCAMERICA and Empathy Studios
28
patrons
$279
per month
VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project
VOCALOID is a virtual vocal technology that allows Musicians and Music Producers from all around the world to create synthetic singing for original songs. Originally developed in 2004 by Yamaha, the software has taken Japan by storm and has quickly become a global phenomenon. In January of 2016, VOCALOID Producer and voice provider EmpathP began the task of arranging for the first ever live Western VOCALOID concert to take place in Hampton Virginia. After an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, her dream of a live event was realized and the VOCAMERICA debut concert premiered before a captive audience of over 1,000 attendees.

However, EmpathP's dream will not stop there. VOCAMERICA is now slated to become a continued educational and entertainment project. This will involve, but is not limited to, the expansion of live shows to include even more Western VOCALOIDS and Vocal synths, traveling educational lectures and workshops, and production of exclusive merchandise for these events. But, as with most independent companies, VOCAMERICA needs the help and support of sponsors to continue its production. This is the primary reason we have come to Patreon.


Empathy Studios
Empathy Studios is an independent music label started by EmpathP with the soul purpose of providing support and exposure to aspiring and popular Western VOCALOID Producers. Empathy Studios focuses on the manufacturing of physical CDs, Posters, T-shirts, and other merchandise, as well as assisting with online marketing and production.

Currently most of Empathy Studios marketing is going into furthering the production of the VOCAMERICA Concert Project.


About EmpathP Herself
Aki Glancy (better known as EmpathP) is a musician, vocalist, and illustrator who specializes in creating original VOCALOID music and related media. She first fell in love with VOCALOID software back in 2008 and began creating her own music in 2010. Since then she has been honored to be a part of many projects, including: beta testing/composing original demos for the VOCALOIDS Hatsune Miku, KAITO, MEIKO, MAIKA, and YOHIOloid, as well as becoming the official designer and illustrator of the English Celtic VOCALOID AVANNA.

Since then, she has branched out and now strives to travel all across the United States to various conventions to share the love of VOCALOID and VOCALOID culture.


So Why Patreon?

Up until this point, VOCAMERICA’s production has been entirely funded through EmpathP. However, the continued need for funds to continue the production of this project has reached a point where it is no longer possible EmpathP to fund by herself without help. 

By supporting this Patreon you will gain access to exclusive sneak peaks, previews, music, and merchandise which will otherwise not be shared with the public.

This Patreon account will be going to fund 3 major things:
  • The Production of VOCAMERICA concerts which include, but is not limited to: payments for VOCAMERICA staff, acquisition of newer components for the concerts such as better lighting and projection equipment, manufacturing of VOCAMERICA exclusive merchandise, ect.
  • Traveling expenses to out of state conventions and events (Hotels, gas, food, ect.)
  • Daily living expenses for EmpathP when/if needed


In  Conclusion 
We would like to thank each and every one of you who may be sending  pledges, especially to those who began their support on kickstarter. With your continued support, we will nurture the VOCAMERICA project into something everyone can be proud of.
Tiers
Digital Rewards #1
$1 or more per month
Digital Sponsor Reward #1:
  • You will gain access to all online updates, including previews of our concert models, choreography videos, work in progress animations, and more!
Digital Rewards #2
$5 or more per month

Digital Sponsor Reward #2:

  • You will receive the previous reward, plus receive HQ WAV karaoke and VSQx files of any new songs produced through Empathy Studios (karaoke of old songs can be requested via private message or email). You will also receive a HQ download of any previously released Empathy Studios digital album (per request) or any new album released during your patronage.
Sample Goodie Bag Reward
$25 or more per month

Goodie Bag Reward:

  • You will receive all the previous digital rewards, plus receive a physical rewards package containing Empathy Studios or VOCAMERICA merchandise equivalent to a $20 purchase (includes a $5 shipping and handling fee). Merchandise will be selected at random. This package will mail out whenever new merchandise items are available (there is no set time for merchandise releases). 
Goals
$279 of $1,000 per month
At $1000 we will be able to add 2 additional songs to one of our upcoming shows. This money goes directly to paying our choreographer, motion trace, and facial animators.
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VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project
VOCALOID is a virtual vocal technology that allows Musicians and Music Producers from all around the world to create synthetic singing for original songs. Originally developed in 2004 by Yamaha, the software has taken Japan by storm and has quickly become a global phenomenon. In January of 2016, VOCALOID Producer and voice provider EmpathP began the task of arranging for the first ever live Western VOCALOID concert to take place in Hampton Virginia. After an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, her dream of a live event was realized and the VOCAMERICA debut concert premiered before a captive audience of over 1,000 attendees.

However, EmpathP's dream will not stop there. VOCAMERICA is now slated to become a continued educational and entertainment project. This will involve, but is not limited to, the expansion of live shows to include even more Western VOCALOIDS and Vocal synths, traveling educational lectures and workshops, and production of exclusive merchandise for these events. But, as with most independent companies, VOCAMERICA needs the help and support of sponsors to continue its production. This is the primary reason we have come to Patreon.


Empathy Studios
Empathy Studios is an independent music label started by EmpathP with the soul purpose of providing support and exposure to aspiring and popular Western VOCALOID Producers. Empathy Studios focuses on the manufacturing of physical CDs, Posters, T-shirts, and other merchandise, as well as assisting with online marketing and production.

Currently most of Empathy Studios marketing is going into furthering the production of the VOCAMERICA Concert Project.


About EmpathP Herself
Aki Glancy (better known as EmpathP) is a musician, vocalist, and illustrator who specializes in creating original VOCALOID music and related media. She first fell in love with VOCALOID software back in 2008 and began creating her own music in 2010. Since then she has been honored to be a part of many projects, including: beta testing/composing original demos for the VOCALOIDS Hatsune Miku, KAITO, MEIKO, MAIKA, and YOHIOloid, as well as becoming the official designer and illustrator of the English Celtic VOCALOID AVANNA.

Since then, she has branched out and now strives to travel all across the United States to various conventions to share the love of VOCALOID and VOCALOID culture.


So Why Patreon?

Up until this point, VOCAMERICA’s production has been entirely funded through EmpathP. However, the continued need for funds to continue the production of this project has reached a point where it is no longer possible EmpathP to fund by herself without help. 

By supporting this Patreon you will gain access to exclusive sneak peaks, previews, music, and merchandise which will otherwise not be shared with the public.

This Patreon account will be going to fund 3 major things:
  • The Production of VOCAMERICA concerts which include, but is not limited to: payments for VOCAMERICA staff, acquisition of newer components for the concerts such as better lighting and projection equipment, manufacturing of VOCAMERICA exclusive merchandise, ect.
  • Traveling expenses to out of state conventions and events (Hotels, gas, food, ect.)
  • Daily living expenses for EmpathP when/if needed


In  Conclusion 
We would like to thank each and every one of you who may be sending  pledges, especially to those who began their support on kickstarter. With your continued support, we will nurture the VOCAMERICA project into something everyone can be proud of.

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Tiers
Digital Rewards #1
$1 or more per month
Digital Sponsor Reward #1:
  • You will gain access to all online updates, including previews of our concert models, choreography videos, work in progress animations, and more!
Digital Rewards #2
$5 or more per month

Digital Sponsor Reward #2:

  • You will receive the previous reward, plus receive HQ WAV karaoke and VSQx files of any new songs produced through Empathy Studios (karaoke of old songs can be requested via private message or email). You will also receive a HQ download of any previously released Empathy Studios digital album (per request) or any new album released during your patronage.
Sample Goodie Bag Reward
$25 or more per month

Goodie Bag Reward:

  • You will receive all the previous digital rewards, plus receive a physical rewards package containing Empathy Studios or VOCAMERICA merchandise equivalent to a $20 purchase (includes a $5 shipping and handling fee). Merchandise will be selected at random. This package will mail out whenever new merchandise items are available (there is no set time for merchandise releases).