irOri Blog 05 - PRESALES

 As you can see by the photo above, our very first piece of physical media, Okage’s debut CD “Demons” has been sent to the printer! This means that it’s time for PRESALES.

Here’s the deal. There will only be 200 CDs, ever. This is meant to be a very special collector’s item, a big deal, something that confers bragging rights on the owner. So if you want to be absolutely certain that you’re going to receive a copy, go to our STORE and make a pre-order. You will be the very first in line to receive the CD when it releases.

 I know that I’ve always wondered about the process of making a CD, and now that I’m doing it, I thought that a little transparency could be fun and informative. 

My Costs:

Printing the CD + Packaging: $615

Art + Design: $100+

Mastering: (Top secret actual price, but well over $200)

Publicity (FB ads, Paying DoT to make/master a promo mix): $100+

 

So, as you can see, I’m out more than $1000 before we even see a disc. I suppose I could have cut some corners and gotten the price down a bit, but I didn’t want to. The whole point was, if we are going to be producing something as archaic and ridiculous as physical media in 2017, it’s going to be a really special piece, of the absolutely highest quality that we can possibly provide.

 

Recently I've been marvelling at just what an international effort this whole process really is. Check this out:

The music was produced by Maleficium and CinderVOMIT in Tokyo and Atlanta, respectively.

Mastered by Dog of Tears in California.

Art produced by Suture23 in Georgia.

Package design by 4MACK in Mexico.

All that is uploaded to Mobineko, a British company,

who send it to their manufacturing plant in Taiwan

They ship the completed CDs to Atlanta (Cinder’s house),

who then ships it worldwide to you.

All coordinated from my kitchen in Costa Rica.

 

There are five different countries and several US states involved in this process. It is all so super cool and 21st century, and we are proud of our work, but it takes time and effort. We hope you can understand how hard we’ve worked on this, and we genuinely hope you’ll invest in a physical CD.

 

If you’re interested in a digital release, please visit our Patreon page. We’ve made a commercial and artistic decision to ONLY release the digital files to our supporters on Patreon, in order to give our most loyal fans something very special. The 16 and 24-bit files will become available to patrons on the official launch day for the CD.

 

In case it wasn’t clear, a ton of people from all over the world are killing themselves to get this thing in your hands. We really want it to be extra-special, and we are going the extra mile to make sure that it is.

 

Lots of love,

Priapizzm & everyone at irOri