Lochmara's Voice - Album Production

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Lochmara's Voice - Album Production

Project 2015-04-10 19:29:22 +1200

Lochmara's Voice - Todd Chaplin

 

**** Lochmara's Voice is currently in PRODUCTION  *****

Thank you so much for all your support :) 

 

 

My name’s Todd Chaplin, and I’m the owner and craftsman of Southern Cross Flutes.


For years I’ve been crafting flutes, fostering a flute local and national community, hosting flute workshops, and building a sustainable business around my passion for Native American Flutes. All of this left me with little time in my life to jam and improvise, which - ironically - was the sole reason I became so obsessed with the Native American Flute in the first place.

This gnawing lack of play time resolved beautifully last month when Lochmara Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds hosted me for two weeks as their Artist in Residence.

 

Lochmara’s serene and lush natural beauty led me to record some wonderfully successful solo flute improvisations that, blended with the in situ soundscape of the forest, the birds, cicadas and the bees, the lapping waves, and the drizzling rain, allowed me to organically capture my quiet contemplative world of those two weeks.

 

At the end of my stay, I realised I had a very special solo flute album to share with the world.

 

That is the genesis of Lochmara’s Voice. And now, with your support, this can actually happen...

 

The Lochmara’s Voice Album Funding Campaign is seeking $2,000 for the mixing, mastering, and pressing of the CDs as well as to help pay for the graphic design and packaging costs.

 

I’ve already secured Tim Smith - a professional sound engineer - for a quote on costs, and was blown away by his enthusiasm.

 

The Native American Flute is such a lovely sounding and versatile instrument, but it’s actually quite unusual to listen to an entire album of unaccompanied solo Native American Flute music, and rarer still for such an album to attain and sustain the level of quality and coherency that Lochmara’s Voice has achieved.  I’m so thrilled with the recordings, how the tracks explore multiple cultures of music (e.g. Celtic or Arabic influences), and excited by the potential of this album to go places.

 

Help us get there!

 

Lochmara’s Voice needs some crowdfunding support to help launch itself into the world.

 

We’re aiming to release this album at the end of May, iconically just before the arrival of the mother of all projects – our first baby!!! As a teaser, when you do hear this album, you’ll be able to sense my flute playing reaching out to our little one, into the world beyond, painting a soundscape of the beauty and serenity that this world has to offer. For me, this album feels like a calling out to, and a welcoming home.

 

So come share in this beautiful project. There is no other album that captures the beauty and soul of the Native American Flute in the context of a small dusky sound in the Southern Pacific, yet this sound transcends little old Aotearoa New Zealand, and will resonate with people around the world.

 

  • Pledge now your financial support and check out the great gift rewards we have on offer.  

 

  • Share the Lochmara’s Voice Album Funding campaign with your friends and family, or by posting this campaign onto your social networks.

 

  • Listen to a demo track from Lochmara’s Voice.

 

  

A big humble thank you for your support.

 

TODD CHAPLIN

OWNER AND CRAFTSMAN OF SOUTHERN CROSS FLUTES

 

www.southerncrossflutes.com

 

Todd Chaplin 

Lochmara's Voice - Todd Chaplin 2

Comments

Updates 6

A new album in production! Thank you!

20/05/2015 at 5:11 PM

Hey Pledgers!  Thank you so much for supporting my new album into life! 

At present the album is being produced and should be in my hands in a week or two. 

Rewards:

For those who chose a digital download, this should be ready in a few days, I'll email you when it's up online. This is a .zip file, so you'll download, copy the files to you music directory, then listen away :) 

For those who chose an album posted to you, I'll be in touch with you personally once the albums are produced and at my place ready for posting (might be 10 days away)...sit tight...

For all other rewards, I'll be in touch with you personally next week :) 

Thanks again...from down at Mt.Cook national park...

 

Todd

Lochmara's Voice Album - Mastered Disc Ready for Production!

13/05/2015 at 8:28 AM

Hey team, 

It's been a fun few weeks raising the dosh for this sublime project, and it feels like no time at all has passed since I started. We raised exactly what we needed, and the mastered copy of the album is ready to hit production. It's an album that I'm extremely proud of. 

The production phase involves reproducing the music on the disc, printing the artwork on the disc, as well as printing and packaging. 

Hopefully in two weeks I'll have 500 new copies of Lochmara's Voice sitting on my desk, ready to post out to many of you! 

Thanks again for your continued support. 

 

Warmly, 

 

Todd Chaplin | Southern Cross Flutes | www.southerncrossflutes.com

 

Lochmara's Voice Master

About $3000 and What Next?!

02/05/2015 at 11:14 AM

Hey PledgeMe Followers of Lochmara's Voice!

 

A big thanks again for your support to date, the pledgings and sharings - it all means an enourmous amount to me. We've crept over $3000 in our fundraising with still two weeks to go! Any surplus funds I'll be using to learn more about the recording process, to help and inspire others with their own music. 

Tim Smith has completed the mixing of all tracks, and we'll work on the master copy during the week. The album artwork is complete and looking beautiful - inspiring - and perfect. Loving the vibe and success to date. 

Album launch will hopefully be within May, to celebrate May Music Month here in N.Z! 

 

For now, I'll get back in touch at the end of the campaign with updates and rewards :) 

 

Till then,

 

Todd

WE ACHIEVED ALL OUR GOALS IN 30 HOURS!

24/04/2015 at 8:42 PM

Thanks for your support on this project. We lahded our 3rd goal tonight of reaching $2850. While this covers the majority of the album expenses, the more we raise then the more I can funnel back into the community. 

 

I'm sitting in our lounge tonight with the speaker playing loud. The new mixes for the songs came through from Tim today, and they are sounding fantastic. I also went for a long walk on the beach with headphones on, walking under the stars and moonlight while listening to the mixed tracks. Again, sounding amazing. I'm well happy with the results.  BTW, mixed tracks basically means getting the levels (volume) etc right between tracks so the tracks sound great over various speaker styles. 

 

What's next? Able art-work and finalizing the details of the songs. 

Stay in the loop - I'll be in touch. 

Cheers!

 

Todd

LET'S GET TO GOAL #2!

24/04/2015 at 9:30 AM

****** UPDATE ******  WE REACHED OUR 1st & 2nd GOAL   ******  In under 24 hours! Holy Smokes!

NOW

*******    Help me raise $2850 so I can COVER my PledgeMe Campaign Fees AND upgrade my CD Packaging to the more eco-friendly version!   ********

 

WE REACHED OUR 1st GOAL

23/04/2015 at 7:19 PM

****** UPDATE ******  WE REACHED OUR 1st GOAL   ******  

NOW

*******    Help me raise $2500 so I can upgrade my CD Packaging to the more eco-friendly version!   ********

    Pledgers 37

    Crystal Whitmore
    2015-05-18 17:19:25 +1200
    Anne Elliott
    2015-05-17 21:22:11 +1200
    Tim Walsh
    2015-05-06 21:55:30 +1200
    Joanne Daniels
    2015-05-05 06:31:58 +1200

    "We can't wait to hear your beautiful music, Todd!"

    Dave Gilberd
    2015-05-01 13:20:51 +1200

    "Good luck Todd! "

    Joanne Daniels
    2015-04-30 05:28:29 +1200

    "Love you Toddy. I hope this works from this side of the ocean!"

    Seraphim Frederique Bernus
    2015-04-27 20:14:57 +1200
    Jonathan Waterworth
    2015-04-26 12:45:33 +1200

    "Really looking forward to this one, Todd."

    Wendy Jasper
    2015-04-26 11:22:00 +1200

    "Love your work :)"

    Matt McDonnell
    2015-04-25 13:11:03 +1200

    "Go Chaplin "

    Amy Chaplin
    2015-04-24 18:54:04 +1200
    Sarah Adams
    2015-04-24 15:50:51 +1200
    Paul Chaplow
    2015-04-24 14:37:21 +1200
    Chewy
    2015-04-24 13:28:02 +1200
    marion titmuss
    2015-04-24 13:27:29 +1200

    "this will be an awesome creation capturing the haunting beauty of Todd's flutes as well as the natural environment that is Aoteroa."

    Shelley
    2015-04-24 11:18:27 +1200
    Jenny
    2015-04-24 10:15:16 +1200
    Cathy Davidson
    2015-04-24 09:52:13 +1200
    Graham Ibell
    2015-04-24 08:23:12 +1200
    larreelust
    2015-04-24 08:18:21 +1200

    "Good Luck Todd"

    Juldeen Lemke
    2015-04-24 02:29:51 +1200
    Vaughan
    2015-04-23 21:47:36 +1200
    Aly Titchener
    2015-04-23 21:19:13 +1200
    Ruth Ingram
    2015-04-23 19:40:52 +1200

    "Pleased to support Todd Chaplin in his endeavours."

    Jordi Cordwell
    2015-04-23 19:13:16 +1200
    Biddy Flavell
    2015-04-23 17:10:11 +1200
    Yvonne Joan Chaplin
    2015-04-23 17:05:58 +1200
    Yvonne Joan Chaplin
    2015-04-23 16:59:50 +1200

    "Fantastic job Todd. Well done."

    Ian Drower
    2015-04-23 16:09:27 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-23 15:11:59 +1200

    Followers 7

    Lochmara's Voice - Album Production

    Project 2015-04-10 19:29:22 +1200

    Lochmara's Voice - Todd Chaplin

     

    **** Lochmara's Voice is currently in PRODUCTION  *****

    Thank you so much for all your support :) 

     

     

    My name’s Todd Chaplin, and I’m the owner and craftsman of Southern Cross Flutes.


    For years I’ve been crafting flutes, fostering a flute local and national community, hosting flute workshops, and building a sustainable business around my passion for Native American Flutes. All of this left me with little time in my life to jam and improvise, which - ironically - was the sole reason I became so obsessed with the Native American Flute in the first place.

    This gnawing lack of play time resolved beautifully last month when Lochmara Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds hosted me for two weeks as their Artist in Residence.

     

    Lochmara’s serene and lush natural beauty led me to record some wonderfully successful solo flute improvisations that, blended with the in situ soundscape of the forest, the birds, cicadas and the bees, the lapping waves, and the drizzling rain, allowed me to organically capture my quiet contemplative world of those two weeks.

     

    At the end of my stay, I realised I had a very special solo flute album to share with the world.

     

    That is the genesis of Lochmara’s Voice. And now, with your support, this can actually happen...

     

    The Lochmara’s Voice Album Funding Campaign is seeking $2,000 for the mixing, mastering, and pressing of the CDs as well as to help pay for the graphic design and packaging costs.

     

    I’ve already secured Tim Smith - a professional sound engineer - for a quote on costs, and was blown away by his enthusiasm.

     

    The Native American Flute is such a lovely sounding and versatile instrument, but it’s actually quite unusual to listen to an entire album of unaccompanied solo Native American Flute music, and rarer still for such an album to attain and sustain the level of quality and coherency that Lochmara’s Voice has achieved.  I’m so thrilled with the recordings, how the tracks explore multiple cultures of music (e.g. Celtic or Arabic influences), and excited by the potential of this album to go places.

     

    Help us get there!

     

    Lochmara’s Voice needs some crowdfunding support to help launch itself into the world.

     

    We’re aiming to release this album at the end of May, iconically just before the arrival of the mother of all projects – our first baby!!! As a teaser, when you do hear this album, you’ll be able to sense my flute playing reaching out to our little one, into the world beyond, painting a soundscape of the beauty and serenity that this world has to offer. For me, this album feels like a calling out to, and a welcoming home.

     

    So come share in this beautiful project. There is no other album that captures the beauty and soul of the Native American Flute in the context of a small dusky sound in the Southern Pacific, yet this sound transcends little old Aotearoa New Zealand, and will resonate with people around the world.

     

    • Pledge now your financial support and check out the great gift rewards we have on offer.  

     

    • Share the Lochmara’s Voice Album Funding campaign with your friends and family, or by posting this campaign onto your social networks.

     

    • Listen to a demo track from Lochmara’s Voice.

     

      

    A big humble thank you for your support.

     

    TODD CHAPLIN

    OWNER AND CRAFTSMAN OF SOUTHERN CROSS FLUTES

     

    www.southerncrossflutes.com

     

    Todd Chaplin 

    Lochmara's Voice - Todd Chaplin 2

    Comments

    A new album in production! Thank you!

    20/05/2015 at 5:11 PM

    Hey Pledgers!  Thank you so much for supporting my new album into life! 

    At present the album is being produced and should be in my hands in a week or two. 

    Rewards:

    For those who chose a digital download, this should be ready in a few days, I'll email you when it's up online. This is a .zip file, so you'll download, copy the files to you music directory, then listen away :) 

    For those who chose an album posted to you, I'll be in touch with you personally once the albums are produced and at my place ready for posting (might be 10 days away)...sit tight...

    For all other rewards, I'll be in touch with you personally next week :) 

    Thanks again...from down at Mt.Cook national park...

     

    Todd

    Lochmara's Voice Album - Mastered Disc Ready for Production!

    13/05/2015 at 8:28 AM

    Hey team, 

    It's been a fun few weeks raising the dosh for this sublime project, and it feels like no time at all has passed since I started. We raised exactly what we needed, and the mastered copy of the album is ready to hit production. It's an album that I'm extremely proud of. 

    The production phase involves reproducing the music on the disc, printing the artwork on the disc, as well as printing and packaging. 

    Hopefully in two weeks I'll have 500 new copies of Lochmara's Voice sitting on my desk, ready to post out to many of you! 

    Thanks again for your continued support. 

     

    Warmly, 

     

    Todd Chaplin | Southern Cross Flutes | www.southerncrossflutes.com

     

    Lochmara's Voice Master

    About $3000 and What Next?!

    02/05/2015 at 11:14 AM

    Hey PledgeMe Followers of Lochmara's Voice!

     

    A big thanks again for your support to date, the pledgings and sharings - it all means an enourmous amount to me. We've crept over $3000 in our fundraising with still two weeks to go! Any surplus funds I'll be using to learn more about the recording process, to help and inspire others with their own music. 

    Tim Smith has completed the mixing of all tracks, and we'll work on the master copy during the week. The album artwork is complete and looking beautiful - inspiring - and perfect. Loving the vibe and success to date. 

    Album launch will hopefully be within May, to celebrate May Music Month here in N.Z! 

     

    For now, I'll get back in touch at the end of the campaign with updates and rewards :) 

     

    Till then,

     

    Todd

    WE ACHIEVED ALL OUR GOALS IN 30 HOURS!

    24/04/2015 at 8:42 PM

    Thanks for your support on this project. We lahded our 3rd goal tonight of reaching $2850. While this covers the majority of the album expenses, the more we raise then the more I can funnel back into the community. 

     

    I'm sitting in our lounge tonight with the speaker playing loud. The new mixes for the songs came through from Tim today, and they are sounding fantastic. I also went for a long walk on the beach with headphones on, walking under the stars and moonlight while listening to the mixed tracks. Again, sounding amazing. I'm well happy with the results.  BTW, mixed tracks basically means getting the levels (volume) etc right between tracks so the tracks sound great over various speaker styles. 

     

    What's next? Able art-work and finalizing the details of the songs. 

    Stay in the loop - I'll be in touch. 

    Cheers!

     

    Todd

    LET'S GET TO GOAL #2!

    24/04/2015 at 9:30 AM

    ****** UPDATE ******  WE REACHED OUR 1st & 2nd GOAL   ******  In under 24 hours! Holy Smokes!

    NOW

    *******    Help me raise $2850 so I can COVER my PledgeMe Campaign Fees AND upgrade my CD Packaging to the more eco-friendly version!   ********

     

    WE REACHED OUR 1st GOAL

    23/04/2015 at 7:19 PM

    ****** UPDATE ******  WE REACHED OUR 1st GOAL   ******  

    NOW

    *******    Help me raise $2500 so I can upgrade my CD Packaging to the more eco-friendly version!   ********

      Crystal Whitmore
      2015-05-18 17:19:25 +1200
      Anne Elliott
      2015-05-17 21:22:11 +1200
      Tim Walsh
      2015-05-06 21:55:30 +1200
      Joanne Daniels
      2015-05-05 06:31:58 +1200

      "We can't wait to hear your beautiful music, Todd!"

      Dave Gilberd
      2015-05-01 13:20:51 +1200

      "Good luck Todd! "

      Joanne Daniels
      2015-04-30 05:28:29 +1200

      "Love you Toddy. I hope this works from this side of the ocean!"

      Seraphim Frederique Bernus
      2015-04-27 20:14:57 +1200
      Jonathan Waterworth
      2015-04-26 12:45:33 +1200

      "Really looking forward to this one, Todd."

      Wendy Jasper
      2015-04-26 11:22:00 +1200

      "Love your work :)"

      Matt McDonnell
      2015-04-25 13:11:03 +1200

      "Go Chaplin "

      Amy Chaplin
      2015-04-24 18:54:04 +1200
      Sarah Adams
      2015-04-24 15:50:51 +1200
      Paul Chaplow
      2015-04-24 14:37:21 +1200
      Chewy
      2015-04-24 13:28:02 +1200
      marion titmuss
      2015-04-24 13:27:29 +1200

      "this will be an awesome creation capturing the haunting beauty of Todd's flutes as well as the natural environment that is Aoteroa."

      Shelley
      2015-04-24 11:18:27 +1200
      Jenny
      2015-04-24 10:15:16 +1200
      Cathy Davidson
      2015-04-24 09:52:13 +1200
      Graham Ibell
      2015-04-24 08:23:12 +1200
      larreelust
      2015-04-24 08:18:21 +1200

      "Good Luck Todd"

      Juldeen Lemke
      2015-04-24 02:29:51 +1200
      Vaughan
      2015-04-23 21:47:36 +1200
      Aly Titchener
      2015-04-23 21:19:13 +1200
      Ruth Ingram
      2015-04-23 19:40:52 +1200

      "Pleased to support Todd Chaplin in his endeavours."

      Jordi Cordwell
      2015-04-23 19:13:16 +1200
      Biddy Flavell
      2015-04-23 17:10:11 +1200
      Yvonne Joan Chaplin
      2015-04-23 17:05:58 +1200
      Yvonne Joan Chaplin
      2015-04-23 16:59:50 +1200

      "Fantastic job Todd. Well done."

      Ian Drower
      2015-04-23 16:09:27 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-23 15:11:59 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/05/2015 at 8:00 PM.