Flapjackage

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My Pitch
Hey there! My name is Dylan Roberts. On the internet, I'm a music producer under the name of Flapjackage. The purpose of this Patreon is to realize myself as a producer and challenge myself to continue innovating my own approach to the world of music. I have a lot more typed out below, but that's the gist of it.
My music, the whole reason this Patreon is here, can be found on my SoundCloud, with a collection of older songs (including Game Grumps remixes) found on my YouTube. I also offer my only two released albums as well as a few other tracks on Bandcamp, some of which aren't released elsewhere.

My History

I've been writing music for close to my whole life, since the first time I started banging on a piano and strumming on a guitar. While I pride myself in trying my hardest to be a varied and interesting producer, for the last seven years my focus has been on electronic music production. Mind you, I haven't limited myself to EDM, either. I'm just as likely to write an orchestration as a video-game styled chiptune, then follow up either of them with a chill jazzy track or a heavy, driving synth power ballad. For the seven years I've been producing music, almost the entire time it's been for my own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others, with a few examples of work that I felt proud enough of to sell.
For me, (and many others), music is a universal language. It's something that speaks to us all, in ways words seldom can. Being able to create vibrations in the air that can cause people to feel emotions across the whole spectrum has been my lifelong passion, and in the past I have even opened myself up to producing songs specifically tailored for friends, as a way to capture their essence in audio form. These times were years in the past, but I look back on them as the closest I ever got to the core of my mission in writing music. And that brings us to...

My Mission
My goals for as long as I've written music were to create something that I found pleasing. At first, I never shared anything I wrote, because I was afraid of criticism or ridicule, but eventually I began to open up more with my music. It started out simple enough, with me recreating songs from my favorite video games or movies, and it soon moved on to me producing entirely original music. While I grew as a producer, it was almost shocking for me to see that there were people excited to see the next thing I would write. That moment I had experienced countless times as a child, whether waiting for a new album or single from one of my favorite bands or the joy of discovering a wonderful artist for the first time? To some degree, I was inspiring that feeling in others. For me, that feeling is one of the greatest joys in the world. Being able to experience something new for the first time, something exciting and novel. 
Look at me, I'm rambling.
I suppose my mission is to constantly provide that feeling for myself and others through my music. I look forward to my next song more than anyone else does, because from the moment I sit down at my keyboard I rarely know what I'm going to create, and it's almost always as big a surprise for me as it is for the people who listen to what I make.

My Goals
Ah, but what am I going to do with any of the money donated? Besides substantial amounts potentially allowing for me to devote more time to becoming a better producer and musician, electronic music production can amount to being pricey for someone who wishes to support the industries that allow it to happen. This means purchasing digital audio workstations (check), buying soft synths and VSTs to allow for a more varied approach and sound (partially check), and having a wide range of mixing and mastering tools that allow for a polished and complete final product (working on it!). Funding a professional music hosting service would also be at the top of the list, as it would allow for me to spread more of my music at a time.
I want to provide new, exciting music to my friends and strangers alike, as well as challenge myself to learn something more about myself as a producer every day. There's a quote that I adore, first heard from my jazz guitar teacher, and that I cannot trace for the life of me. It's my approach towards creation, and I'm sure the approach of many others. 

“You have to know the rules before you can break them.”
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
Feed Me
This affords me the ability to eat for another day or so. Thank you!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Have A Listen!
At this tier, you get access to the music I write as it's released. Downloads in 320kbps MP3 format will be provided.
Pledge $15 or more per month
Shhh, Listen To This!
Access to songs a few days before public release, as well as a download in 320kbps MP3 format. In addition, you'll get access to monthly livestreams where I produce music.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Tell Nobody Where You Heard This
Access to music a full week before release (the earliest it is released), with downloads available at 320kbps and other formats available upon request (FLAC buddies rejoice.) Also, access to livestreams and a download of my two previous albums.
Pledge $50 or more per month
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Hey, That's A Lot!
Same rewards as the tiers above, however I'll also add you on Facebook or elsewhere and talk to you one-on-one about music or whatever else you'd want to talk about. (Please note this doesn't mean I'll sit there and nod while you talk to me, it means I'll actively engage you on the types of music you enjoy and welcome any excuse to challenge myself in my musical diversity. If you're giving this much, it means you're somebody who sincerely enjoys what I produce and I want to make sure I accomodate that.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
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Are You Sure..?
This tier gives you the same rewards as above, except I'll also write you a song. I can't guarantee that it'll be exactly what you hope for, and I can't guarantee that it'll even be that good, but I'll do my absolute best to make sure you enjoy it.
Goals
$0 of $15 per month
With $15 a month, I can purchase a Pro Unlimited subscription to the website SoundCloud, which would allow for unlimited uploads, spotlight my playlists and track the data for off-site plays, as well as view data for listeners!
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My Pitch
Hey there! My name is Dylan Roberts. On the internet, I'm a music producer under the name of Flapjackage. The purpose of this Patreon is to realize myself as a producer and challenge myself to continue innovating my own approach to the world of music. I have a lot more typed out below, but that's the gist of it.
My music, the whole reason this Patreon is here, can be found on my SoundCloud, with a collection of older songs (including Game Grumps remixes) found on my YouTube. I also offer my only two released albums as well as a few other tracks on Bandcamp, some of which aren't released elsewhere.

My History

I've been writing music for close to my whole life, since the first time I started banging on a piano and strumming on a guitar. While I pride myself in trying my hardest to be a varied and interesting producer, for the last seven years my focus has been on electronic music production. Mind you, I haven't limited myself to EDM, either. I'm just as likely to write an orchestration as a video-game styled chiptune, then follow up either of them with a chill jazzy track or a heavy, driving synth power ballad. For the seven years I've been producing music, almost the entire time it's been for my own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others, with a few examples of work that I felt proud enough of to sell.
For me, (and many others), music is a universal language. It's something that speaks to us all, in ways words seldom can. Being able to create vibrations in the air that can cause people to feel emotions across the whole spectrum has been my lifelong passion, and in the past I have even opened myself up to producing songs specifically tailored for friends, as a way to capture their essence in audio form. These times were years in the past, but I look back on them as the closest I ever got to the core of my mission in writing music. And that brings us to...

My Mission
My goals for as long as I've written music were to create something that I found pleasing. At first, I never shared anything I wrote, because I was afraid of criticism or ridicule, but eventually I began to open up more with my music. It started out simple enough, with me recreating songs from my favorite video games or movies, and it soon moved on to me producing entirely original music. While I grew as a producer, it was almost shocking for me to see that there were people excited to see the next thing I would write. That moment I had experienced countless times as a child, whether waiting for a new album or single from one of my favorite bands or the joy of discovering a wonderful artist for the first time? To some degree, I was inspiring that feeling in others. For me, that feeling is one of the greatest joys in the world. Being able to experience something new for the first time, something exciting and novel. 
Look at me, I'm rambling.
I suppose my mission is to constantly provide that feeling for myself and others through my music. I look forward to my next song more than anyone else does, because from the moment I sit down at my keyboard I rarely know what I'm going to create, and it's almost always as big a surprise for me as it is for the people who listen to what I make.

My Goals
Ah, but what am I going to do with any of the money donated? Besides substantial amounts potentially allowing for me to devote more time to becoming a better producer and musician, electronic music production can amount to being pricey for someone who wishes to support the industries that allow it to happen. This means purchasing digital audio workstations (check), buying soft synths and VSTs to allow for a more varied approach and sound (partially check), and having a wide range of mixing and mastering tools that allow for a polished and complete final product (working on it!). Funding a professional music hosting service would also be at the top of the list, as it would allow for me to spread more of my music at a time.
I want to provide new, exciting music to my friends and strangers alike, as well as challenge myself to learn something more about myself as a producer every day. There's a quote that I adore, first heard from my jazz guitar teacher, and that I cannot trace for the life of me. It's my approach towards creation, and I'm sure the approach of many others. 

“You have to know the rules before you can break them.”

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
Feed Me
This affords me the ability to eat for another day or so. Thank you!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Have A Listen!
At this tier, you get access to the music I write as it's released. Downloads in 320kbps MP3 format will be provided.
Pledge $15 or more per month
Shhh, Listen To This!
Access to songs a few days before public release, as well as a download in 320kbps MP3 format. In addition, you'll get access to monthly livestreams where I produce music.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Tell Nobody Where You Heard This
Access to music a full week before release (the earliest it is released), with downloads available at 320kbps and other formats available upon request (FLAC buddies rejoice.) Also, access to livestreams and a download of my two previous albums.
Pledge $50 or more per month
only 15 left
Hey, That's A Lot!
Same rewards as the tiers above, however I'll also add you on Facebook or elsewhere and talk to you one-on-one about music or whatever else you'd want to talk about. (Please note this doesn't mean I'll sit there and nod while you talk to me, it means I'll actively engage you on the types of music you enjoy and welcome any excuse to challenge myself in my musical diversity. If you're giving this much, it means you're somebody who sincerely enjoys what I produce and I want to make sure I accomodate that.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 5 left
Are You Sure..?
This tier gives you the same rewards as above, except I'll also write you a song. I can't guarantee that it'll be exactly what you hope for, and I can't guarantee that it'll even be that good, but I'll do my absolute best to make sure you enjoy it.