Happy 2016! Been working on this chill thing, whatever it is, for a good while. I keep wanting to return to it to work on it more, so I thought I'd pause and share some. Hope you dig it, and thanks a million for listening to my tunes! Big thanks to my friend Tnevs for his guitar on here.
If you're ordering my tunes or shirts for Christmas gifts or for yourself, thank you so much for doing so! If you need me to have them to you before Christmas, here's when I need to get the order:
USA: Order by Dec, 18th 2015
International: Dec 1st was the official cutoff time, according to USPS. Normally things take 2 weeks or less to get overseas, but things are different over the holidays.
The old Triton Le hasn't really left my desk since Try The Bass. I've even had to replace the pitch/bend wheel since then. There are a couple of leads on this keyboard that just make me want to jam. I'm running those sounds through FL Studio doing similar stuff as I did in Try The Bass where I routed the audio from that keyboard into FL to add effects, change the sounds up a bit, and add some tasty crunch. It's making me want to jam more vs. click around in software (which is still fun and necessary, but jams are important for my health), so for now, the old Triton isn't wearing out the welcome at all. Hope to have a youtubes or two out of some of these projects early next year.
RJCD5 is going well. Lots of work to do - still have pieces of things lying around everywhere, connecting dots and what-nots, experimenting and then just playing. Jams are happening, though, and anytime that's the case, life is good. :)
Hope everyone has an awesome holiday season!
Thanks a ton for checking out the new tune!! Feel free to email if you have any problems w/ orders or if you just want to say haaay. I try to reply to as much email as I can.
7/22 update: I'm restocked on all t-shirts and working to fill a few backorders. Almost caught up. July has been crazy thanks to the bass.
Here are links to some stores starting with what's most direct to me:
Order the physical CD - I sign them if you buy 2 or more of any CD, or 1CD + a shirt.
PSST. Free shipping right now in the USA on orders from my world wide website. 50% off international shipping. ;)
4th album is done! I will say they don't get any easier, especially on that last stretch, but I'm very happy with how it turned out and hope you are, too. The first 6 tracks were composed for Iridium Studios' "There Came An Echo". Be sure to check out the complete soundtrack w/ other original tunes from Big Giant Circles and a collab between the two of us (Throwing Circles). Super cool of Jason Wishnov of Iridium to to allow me to release tracks 1-6 before the game release. Also huge thanks to him for 2 years of technical and creative input from him on those tracks while still allowing me to make them my own. Such a fun process.
The physical CD is packaged in a high-quality digipack like my other CDs (digipacks are a step up from a normal jewel case). I designed the cover art this time and had awesome help with the inside and technical details from an artist named Mary Betowt. She's the artist who designed my portrait shirt.
Thanks a million for continuing to listen to and purchase my tunes. I'm super thankful for it, and I'm pumped about this release!
Iridium Studios has been cool enough to allow me to release my album before the release of There Came an Echo in Jan, 2015 (half of my album is soundtrack stuff I made specifically for the game). Anywho, I'm looking at Nov 4-6 for the release of RJCD4. Can't wait!!
If you ever want updates when I do release stuff (I send very few emails, haha), you can enter your email on this secret page (or up top there, see it?) -- https://www.ronaldjenkees.com/updates
For this, the artists asked me to split my song "Loui" up by instrument. That took a couple of hours, believe it or not, but it turned out to be worth it. Standing by a pod activates that instrument of the tune. A great, interactive setup, and I'm glad they wanted to use my music. The artists, Picaroon, got nominated for this installation and public voting is now open if you want to throw "Picaroon" a vote: http://3dprintshow.com/global-awards/artist-of-the-year/
New Shirts are in! Can you spot the keys on the E's? They're up for preorder - shipping this week.
Also, some newnew I'm working on for RJCD4. Named this song "All The Circles" in honor of Omnisphere. Jimmy Hinson of Big Giant Circles personally recommended it to me (we're working on TCAE soundtrack together). Too many circle references not to have it in the name of the song. ;) I'm shooting for an October or November release for this year on RJCD4. Can't wait!! Hope you dig the All The Circles preview:
This track has come together a lot in the last couple of weeks. Wanted to share the intro and a bit into it. RJCD4 will be out in October of this year, timed with the release of There Came an Echo. ;)
RJCD4 is in progress and going well. here's a clip of some newnew:
I have just about wrapped up my soundtrack work on There Came an Echo and have recently moved on to RJCD4 work (RJCD4 = 50% TCAE soundtrack + 50% newbbbeats2014!). Hope to post some legit music updates very soon. I have about 20 tunes I'm sorting through, picking out album material and just playing around.Here's a fun animation using one of my tunes for TCAE:
Now for the not-so-fun stuff.. If you want to read about the situation with copyright claims being placed on videos with my music and what I'm doing about it (please read if you have a YouTube license with me), click below to read more:
Updated on 1/31/2014: Continue reading 'Fun stuff, then Copyright Claims on YouTube'