I'm a new user around here, since I've ordered my OP-1 recently and although it's been shipped to my place in Montreal yesterday, I won't be able to use it because I'm currently travelling.
One of my goal for the OP-1 is to produce my own background tracks and sound effects for the videos I will produce on youtube.
That said, I won't be able to do that myself during my next bicycle trip across Vietnam in the next 2 months because that's just too expensive gear to bring with me with the high risk of getting it stolen in Vietnam. I'm travelling alone on a bicycle, so it's just too heavy to always bring it in my daypack with the expensive stuff like my computer, money, passport etc. Also, travelling by bicycle alone is a lot of daily logistic, so I just won't have the time to pedal, film, create music and do the video editing and all, it's too much!!!
There's some free music out there, but the tempos are often really slow and rather boring. The real reason is also that I like the idea that all the sounds are created by an OP-1 or PO, since that's what I intended to do with mine. Collaborating with some OP-1/PO owner sounds like fun, too.
So I've been thinking about maybe collaborate with some OP-1/PO music enthusiast, just for the fun of it! This project is not about making money, neither for me or for you. I don't plan on making money from this, but rather I see it more as a "practice project" managing a youtube channel and learning about the effort required from a real, hands on experience. I hope that might lead me to a future money-making project but at the minimum, it will have been a great learning experience I'm sure.
What do you get out of this? Well, that's for you to decide. Fame? Probably not. Money? Definitely not. Experience? I think so. Building a habit of delivering a final product on a schedule? Yep! Improve your creativity? Go for it! For many people including myself, sometimes it's better to have a specific project to accomplish progress rather than just pushing buttons randomly with no goal.
There's a million reasons why this could be interesting, so you decide. For me, it's just a personal goal to become a PRODUCER instead of a consumer. I like the idea of creating sellable products in the medium term, but for now it's just about having fun, delivering results, try new things, expand my horizons and ideally make friends with interesting people along the way.
What's expected from you if you're interested?
Some background music tracks with a lively tempo to match with a bicycle travelling through Vietnam. Maybe one "opening jingle" (if that's the correct terminology) that will be used to begin all videos on the channel. Maybe even a few interesting sound effects?
Hey, I'm not paying so it's all just about getting together for having FUN and being creative for the fixed duration of my trip to Vietnam from February 23 through April 10th more or less. Then we are done and we congratulate ourselves for achieving something, good or not. At least it gives ME a lot of satisfaction when I *complete* a project. You?
That said, please only contact me if you really intend to put some efforts into this for the duration of the project. I don't expect you to be a pro musician at all. I just expect someone who loves his OP-1 or PO and who is excited by the idea of seeing this through. Still, if you must drop this project at some point, well, so be it. We won't die. For that matter, it could be ME who has problems producing the videos. I just don't know the "complications" that I will meet while biking in Vietnam.
Side note: I intend to publish the videos on youtube and put a few links on other websites but that doesn't mean there will be thousands of viewers. Are you fine with 8 views from my family members? Ha ha ha.
I almost forget: you can keep ownership of your music or whatever, but you need to give me full permission to publish it, naturally.
Was that the longest post you've ever read or what? If the post tickles your creative brain, buzz me! :-)