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WOULD YOU BUY BOTH COMPILATION TAPES @ £6.50 + shipping each?

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Bugbrand compilation TAPES SOLD OUT

Post by chrisdermo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:13 am

BANDCAMP IS NOW LIVE https://0prmusic.bandcamp.com/

Tapes are SOLD OUT but digital will remain free in perpetuity.



Alright guys and gals. The tapes arrived today, but as timing would have it I have to fly to New York tomorrow morning for work for the coming week. So I won't be able to post any out until the week following that. However I'm going to open preorders to all Bug forum users now so you guys will be the first to get theirs once we start shipping.

BugBrand Blue and BugBrand Red are both C60 tapes, with full colour onbody printing, gloss card stock j cards with printing on both sides and house in cream coloured jewel cases.

Please pay close attention to the following instructions for preorder.

Each tape costs £6.50 (so £13 for a pair).
Shipping costs are:

UK: £1.20 for one tape + £1 extra per each additional tape.
EU: £3 for one tape + £1.50 extra per each additional tape.
Rest of world: £4 for one tape + £1.50 per each additional tape.

the four artwork panel pcbs created by tom that we had spare are now spoken for.

PayPal to chrislem56@gmail.com and MAKE SURE you put your muffwiggler username and your real name and shipping address in the PayPal comment. Image



OLDER FIRST POST:

- SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED FOR VOL I & II.

Tracklisting for the two tapes below, please ensure the spelling and punctuation/capital letters etc are all as you intended and let me know if not:

BugBrand Blue:

A1) Tom Bugs - Bom Tugs
A2) Sono-N - Whereabouts 1
A3) Richard Quirk - Lightcycle Dance
A4) Entrancer - Mara
A5) Alba Eddison - Sinistar Waltz
A6) Otoskope - Tenpo Jaki
A7) Melfi - Ferro

B1) David Salter - Waking From Hibernation
B2) tron23 - nightbug
B3) Duplan - Kampong Juara
B4) Meng Qi - Rainbug
B5) /\/\/\/ - Bound
B6) Trond Jervell - Wobbly Munk

BugBrand Red:

A1) Mark Dicker - Here's To Swimmin' With Bucktoothed Chickens
A2) Bunk Data - Odonata
A3) Miditerranean - Bumble
A4) CC - Flying Weevil
A5) A.C. Lyon - Blue Mammals
A6) Phisynth - Bleu Electrique

B1) KNYST - Embraced
B2) Wein Glas - The Delayed Church Of Wine In Spring
B3) Astrogenic Hallucinauting - Panpsyschisms Locator
B4) Batchas - The Hunt
B5) tIB - Locito
B6) Lev Kowalczwk - Noise Impulse and Delays



OLD FIRST POST STARTS HERE:
However those that have had prior contact with me but didn't manage to submit yet - just send when you are ready and we'll see whether we can shoehorn it in somewhere.

https://0prmusic.bandcamp.com

Send submissions to 0premail@gmail.com, stating your artist name and track name as you'd like to be listed.

Until submissions close it's safe to assume there is still space on the comp, please just leave a comment stating your interest and I'll add you to the list. As mentioned somewhere below if we really do have a large amount of tracks I may split into 2 releases so don't worry! Multiple submissions are ok too, starting to think this may make a good annual/bi-annual series or something.


List of contributors:

Submitted:
indexofmetals
tron23
batchas
T. Jervell
Bunkdata
sandyb
tIB
SPIKE the percussionist
a100user
Meng Qi
Tom Bugs
Dogoftears
/\/\/\/
Phisynth
Weinglas
nilssonperanders
KNYST
laserpalace
DickMarker
Thermisonic
Miditerranean
chrisdermo
Otoskope
Duplan



'Tentative':
adamon
Ramases
a scanner darkly (in touch through lines forum)
Reality Checkpoint (pending chirper purchase)
fredguy
pritzcobinger

If you think anyone that may be interested in contributing hasn't seen this thread yet, please let them know!


Initial post & background

Hi everyone!

I am launching a new electronic music label next month focusing on cassette and digital releases and after a brief discussion with Tom thought it could be good to release a Bugbrand compilation, sort of inspired by Game of Life's 'Made of Wood' releases for Ciat Lonbarde instruments.

This thread is initially to gauge interest - here are my thoughts:

- I would fund a run of 50 tapes.
- I am not looking to make any money in doing this. The tapes would sell at cost and the digital release would be free for download and streaming. This means there would be no payment to any contributors, furthermore any physical copies for contributors would need to be paid for (somewhere in the region of £4-£5 per tape + shipping). The label venture for myself and my label partner is simply to create nicely packaged, good sounding audio documents for people that enjoy the tape format, world domination couldn't be farther from our minds. If anyone wanted multiple copies for themselves to sell on/give away or distribute themselves I have no issues with that whatsoever, potentially if people wanted enough we could increase the manufacturing run.


Rules of submission

- All tracks should comprise of Bugbrand sound sources only. This means all oscillators and creative processors (defined later) should be Bugbrand only. If you are not fortunate enough to own a Bugbrand sequencer or control surface etc but would like to use one with your bugs this would be entirely acceptable (cirklon, beatstep pro, sq-1, any gate/trigger/cv interface really whatever). If you do own a Bugbrand sequencer / means of control please do use it!
- 'Creative' processors are - any filters, waveshapers, distortion, ring mod, etc etc should be Bugbrand only.
- 'Mix' processors - we want to keep the Bug sound as pure as possible, however mix tools like eq, compression/limiting and delay/reverbs are allowed however you normally would do so. If you own a Bugbrand eq/compressor/ptdelay/spring tanker - please use them! What we're getting at here is please don't drench your recording in soundtoys plugins and 100% wet infinite reverbs and granular fx. Likewise please don't make your Roland space echo or strymon bluesky the focus of your piece.
- To that end please work within the confines of your Bugbrand setup a much as possible. It would be great if all envelopes/lfos/modulators etc were bugs, but understood if that's not possible. If you only own a chirper or a weevil - great! Minimal styles are welcome.
- Multitracking, overdubbing and editing - I think it's hopefully implied but tracks made via multitracking, overdubbing and editing / splicing sections, riffs, sequences or whatever together that may not be 'performable' as such are totally fine, if that's the way you work. Just please don't create a microsound granular piece :mrgreen:
- I am ruling out 3rd party drum machines - any issues with this please make yourself heard!
- Please record in 24bit 44.1kHz. You can record however you like - via microphone, line in, to tape, on a wax cylinder etc - just please ensure your final 2track is 24bit 44.1kHz - this is a standard the majority of people will be able to adhere to, and most cassette manufacturers will want 44.1kHz files to transfer from. Mix for stereo! Tape crosstalk is not an issue in the same way as it is for vinyl so if you want to invert phases via your svfilters/crossover filters etc please do.
- Please keep track lengths sensible - max length would be 5mins with some SLIGHT wiggle room should people overshoot.
- Lists of modules/equipment used are highly encouraged and / or patch photos / diagrams welcome.
- Mastering will be completed by dogoftears who has very generously offered to do so for free. I'll create a running order from the submissions and send over to him to work his magic.
- Please refrain from posting your track online anywhere until the compilation has been released!! Your work is your own property of course but it would be nice to release this as a big bunch of awesome, previously unheard music.


I realise that's quite a lot of information to take in. The Bugbrand community has produced some fantastic music over the years, I think it would be awesome to showcase the variety of sounds and styles Tom's instruments inspire us to make.

Please let me know if you are interested in contributing and any opinions on what I've said below.

Cheers!
Chris
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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:27 am

This is a great idea, and I will subscribe!

As yet, I have no BB, so nothing to contribute other than my enthusiasm for your project, but I am hoping to pick up a Chirper as my first foray in to the world of bugs just as soon as more are produced.

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Post by Ramases » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:13 am

I'll try to get something together.
Any idea on a deadline for submissions?

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Post by phisynth » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:32 am

I like the idea and would love to participate. But following these guidelines I'll miss my dual benjolin to trig my DRM's

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Post by chrisdermo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 am

No deadline yet - it'll be a few months off at least as we're not launching til march and have I think 6 releases to get out of the way. Hopefully that'll be enough time for you to obtain a chirper reality checkpoint!

Also phisynth would 100% love for you to submit something. Is the benjolin just triggering/sequencing? If it's not contributing audio I'd class that as a controller - no different to triggering by a beatstep or anything else.

I would be aiming to showcase as wide a variety of styles as possible so multiple submissions would be more than welcome.
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Post by /\/\/\/ » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:50 am

This is a great idea. I really enjoy hearing what's possible in Bug creations from other people, although I have to admit it seems hard to find a lot of "finished" works presented. I may be sending you something...

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Post by dogoftears » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:59 am

i'm into this and i'd volunteer to master it for free.
would definitely like to contribute a track.
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Post by chrisdermo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:45 pm

/\/\/\ And dogoftears - excellent!
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Post by tIB » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:41 pm

I'm game for a track...

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Post by chrisdermo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:12 pm

tIB wrote:I'm game for a track...
Yes! :yay:
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Post by a100user » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:15 pm

This may give me the impetus to actually write some new music
I'm looking for nothing at this moment in time

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Post by dogoftears » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:05 pm

can i use my radiomusic modules?? :party:
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Post by adamon » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:29 pm

I may shoot for the "most elaborate use of PT-Delay + COF only" category... a nice wiiiiide window for the deadline will be greeeeeaaat :tu: :nana:

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Post by indexofmetals » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:20 pm

I'd definitely be interested!

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Post by T. Jervell » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:21 am

Excellent idea and initiative :party:
Started to work on something today. If it works out as planned I would love to contribute :tu:

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Post by chrisdermo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:15 pm

Awesome this is kicking off with interest!

Dogoftears - I'd be inclined to say no..... I don't really want to restrict people's creativity but the project is very much to showcase the bug sound as it is, a sampler module I guess could be loaded with bug samples? However if you feel you absolutely need it then I can't really stop you :despair: having heard your music I wouldn't doubt your abilities to create something truly awesome with just bug sound sources :tu:
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Post by BugBrand » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:23 pm

I can't wait to see/hear what comes in - so exciting - & great thanks to Chris for instigating.
Hopefully I may even get a chance to contribute once I'm settled back in Bristol shortly.

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Post by chrisdermo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:04 pm

Awesome Tom!

Updating the first post - I'm going to take up mr dogoftears on his generous mastering offer. Once I have all the tracks and decide a sequence I'll send them over to him to work his magic.

Also putting in a note about multitracking, overdubbing and editing - I think it's hopefully implied but tracks made via multitracking,overdubbing and editing / splicing sections, riffs, sequences or whatever together that may not be 'performable' as such are totally fine, if that's the way you work. Just please don't create a microsound granular piece :mrgreen:
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Post by fredguy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:40 pm

I'll offer up a track if there's space. :party:
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Post by chrisdermo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:57 am

Awesome! I'm not thinking about space at the moment - considering the max length of a cassette is 90mins we should be covered.
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Post by tIB » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:12 am

Maybe I'll need to cut down my 92 minute epic...

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Post by chrisdermo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:46 am

tIB wrote:Maybe I'll need to cut down my 92 minute epic...
'radio edit'? :hihi:
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Post by chrisdermo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:08 am

Ok round up so far:

'Confirmed':
Myself,
Ramases,
Dogoftears
tIB
indexofmetals
fredguy
T. Jervell
sandyb (emptynoises) (in touch through lines forum)
Phisynth
Otoscope

'Tentative':
/\/\/\/
a100user
adamon
Tom Bugs
batchas
a scanner darkly (in touch through lines forum)
Reality Checkpoint (pending chirper purchase)


If I can move any tentatives to the confirmed list let me know. If everyone listed submitted a 5min track we'd be up to 80mins. If we actually get this kind of response I would consider splitting into 2 tapes and maybe setting up a series of 1 or 2 a year. Just thoughts though, let's see how this first one goes.

I'm going to say a very tentative deadline now of April 16th.
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Post by indexofmetals » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:20 pm

just sent you my track. all bug other than recorded through an old Tweed tube amp with 15" speaker in a barn.

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Post by otoskope » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 pm

Too late to join? Really would like to contribute. Didn't see this until now.
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