FAQ: Kaladin: a Stormlight Archive Album + Art Book
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

What is the difference between the Kickstarter edition album and the Standard edition album? (And how is it different from the art book?)

First, the Standard Edition Album:

  • The standard edition of the album will come in a jewel case with a 6-page booklet containing a small amount of artwork and some information about the songs.

The Kickstarter Edition Album:

  • The Kickstarter edition will have the same number of songs that the standard edition will have but will come with deluxe liner notes packaged in a hardcover digibook.

    • The liner notes will be a perfect bound set of 48-52 pages, containing lots of artwork, stories about the songs and the writing/recording process, notes about the orchestra, and song dedications. About half of the artwork will be licensed, with the other half being new commissions.
    • The Kickstarter edition will become available sometime during the funding of Goal 2.

The Art Book

  • The Art Book is an expansion on the liner notes of the Kickstarter edition of the album, but will also have specifically commissioned artwork that is different from both editions of the album. Most of artwork in the art book will be new commissions not found anywhere else.
Last updated: September 09, 2017 03:25

When will the conductor batons be unlocked?

The batons will be unlocked once we achieve our second goal.

Last updated: September 08, 2017 19:31

What is the Stretch Goal breakdown?

There is a more complete answer (including track lists) a ways down the campaign page below "OBJECTIVES" under a header titled "THE BREAKDOWN", but here is a quick overview:

GOAL 1:

With our first goal, we'll be able finish recording, mix, and deliver 14 complete tracks. Each of the tracks has been written, and most of them have been recorded. We're hoping to far exceed our first goal and be able to record a total of 31 songs (two complete CD's).

GOAL 2:

Once we achieve Goal 2, we'll be able to record some new songs that can only be recorded by achieving this goal! With it, we will be able to record 7 new songs in Prague with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and hire PROJECT Trio to write and record an 8th song.

GOAL 3:

With the successful completion of Goal 3, we'll be able to record 9 more songs using the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

GOAL 4:

We want to give this album everything we've got! Goal 4 will allow us to add some serious polish to the entire album. By reaching this goal, we'll be able to record the album with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road and with London Voices at Air Studios.

This is no small thing! The LSO is the same orchestra that has recorded such iconic films as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! By recording with these groups, each track will not only stand out but will inspire epic awe!

GOAL 5:

By completing Goal 5, we'll be able to hire two world-famous/world-class performing artists for the Shallan's Lullaby duet.

GOAL 6:

Last, but not least, with Goal 6, we'll be able to hire an amazing, world-famous alternative rock band to write, record, and perform an awesome bonus track, and hire a world-famous violinist to collaborate on I Fall From The Sky.

Last updated: September 08, 2017 19:31

Will anything be sold after the Kickstarter?

We will only be selling the album after the Kickstarter. We will not be selling any of the artwork, art cards, bookmarks, art book, Hoid's flute, or anything else. Just the album.

However, there will be a brief window after the Kickstarter where latecomers may still make pledges through BackerKit. We won't be actively marketing during this period, so we won't be able to raise much money. On the BackerKit, we will be allowing pledges for what we are offering right now.

Last updated: October 10, 2017 16:26

When will the album release?

We are targeting December 15

Last updated: October 10, 2017 16:28

When will the Kickstarter edition of the album be available?

This depends on how much funding we raise in the next couple of weeks. I don't have the exact calculations for it, but I'll update this answer when I have more information.

Last updated: October 12, 2017 11:36

Do I pay for shipping now and will I really pay that much?

Shipping costs will not be charged until we go to ship your rewards.

Currently, shipping charges are a high-end estimate. We will do everything we can to bring down the numbers, so that when we go to ship to you, what you get charged will be lower than what you are currently seeing!

Last updated: October 12, 2017 14:14

What format should I save my recordings in?

Please send back the highest quality audio you can via WeTransfer (.wav is preferred)

Last updated: October 19, 2017 16:17

When/where should I submit my audio files?

Please submit your Audio files to info@theblackpiper.com via https://wetransfer.com/ by November 6th. November 13th is the HARD deadline, but please get them to us by the 6th if at all possible.

Last updated: November 03, 2017 12:36

Shipping Updates
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

Current Estimated Shipping Date: December 2018

Last Updated At: 07/11/18
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