Heyhey! I've been working on this one for a while. It came together in two pieces and today I uploaded the second half. Super excited that one song spurred on two videos. 2 videos, same song, same hat. Would you just look at that. I'm still working on RJCD5. It'd be awesome if I had it out late this year. I don't know yet - so much is still in the mix. Making videos slows things down for me (production-wise), but they also push me to jam more which is important for my health. :) Thanks for watching and listening!
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 byDec, 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. :)
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.
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: