From KVR thread
This is Luftrum. Some of you may know me from the Luftrum: Ambient sound library for Alchemy. I’m a sound designer. Designing presets is my hobby and getting lost in space nailing down the perfect ambient pad is where I recharge my batteries. I am also an employee in a large medical company focused on diabetes care and then I’m “just” an ordinary family guy and father of two girls – 3 and 6 years old, princess terrorists I tell ya and my two most precious beings on this planet. I’m sure the parents among you will agree when it comes to your children and priorities of life – funny how it all turns upside down once you become a parent. Well, that was kind of off topic. Beside the two girls I got a sponsor child in Cap Verde and this leads me back to the topic: Charity!
I am writing this to announce that all sales from my soundbanks during September including royalties, will be given away to a yet undecided charity organisation. It will be either an organisation covering children’s life and healthor an organisation for environmental protection.
I am also writing this almost a month in advance, aiming towards plugin developers, audio companies and individuals to join effort in an unofficial KVR Charity Fund Raising during September – as Bob Hope once said: ”If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
The charity organisation who will recieve the funds will be chosen by KVR members through a poll. The companies and developers who participate in this event will also have the option to choose the specific charity organisation to be voted for. The organisation will be within either of the two specified above. You can donate in two ways:
Companies and sound developer individuals:
- Set up a donation button on your website, with a link to this thread
- Donate a percentage of September sales to the charity event
- Set up a donation event ie. a charity group buy, an auction of a product bundle or a pay-what-you-want for a specific product
- Donate a specific amount.
- Buy from the Sound Dev Charity list below. The list contains companies and sound developer individuals who participates in the charity event – as described above
- Donate to anyone on the Sound Dev Charity list who got a charity donation button on their website.
When you have donated, please reply to this topic and show your fellow KVR members how YOU became the change! When September ends we will count the charity raised and get a KVR ambassador to hand over the funds to the chosen organisation.
Now, the most important thing everyone can do and I cannot amplify the importance of this enough whether you donate or not: SPREAD THE WORD!Facebook, Twitter, websites, magazines, e-zines or if you are an editorial person with access to media or magazine coverage etc. any PR will do – please help spread the message and bump this thread.
Again, I am writing this almost a month in advance to get dev’s to consume the idea and prepare whatever to be prepared before deadline and starting dateThursday September 1st and lasting until Friday September 30th Companies and sound developer individuals contact me by PM or email to get listed on the Sound Dev Charity list below.
“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” ~Abraham Joshua Heschel.
I sincerely hope this will grow.
Sound Dev Charity list:
Donating: 100% of September sales applying to Luftrum 1-3 and Luftrum 5 and the soundbank for Roland GAIA. Donating the royalties of Luftrum: Ambient for Alchemy.
Donating: $10 for every copy of Alchemy sold during September + donating their share of the royalties of Luftrum: Ambient to charity too during September.
Donating: Got a Xoxos All bundle up for charity auction. The bundle consists of all Xoxos paid plugins. Current high bidder: whyterabbit, 25$.
Donating: Tone Sets Bundle + 3 Zebra patch sets on charity auction. Current high bidder for the 3 Zebra patch sets: vurt, 10$.
Donating: 100% of whiteLABEL sales (after paypal fees) from September will go into the pot – no auctions, no offers, just all proceeds from sales.
Donating: Soundbank bundle for auction – both the Alchemistry Banks for Alchemy (usually sold as a bundle for 70 €). Current high bidder: audington, 20$.
Big Tick audio software
Donating: Rhino license + ALL soundbanks (15!) to the highest bidder. That’s a 280$ value. Current high bidder: audington, 50$.
Yuroun Sound Design
Donating: 30% of sales from two new Alchemy Soundbanks (Sonic Impact andSonic Impact Developer) will go to charity.
Donating: Donating $20 for each copy of MixControl Pro sold during September.
Also donated to charity is one Camel Audio bundle consisting of Alchemy, CamelSpace, CamelPhat and a Sound Library free of choice to the highest bidder – just reply to this thread with your bid, minimal bid increment 1$. Current high bidder: rationalizer, 160$.
Also donated is a soundbank by Kriminal for DUNE. Current high bidder:cyphersuit, 15$.
Reusenoise is offering Machines sample pack as a pay-what-you-want for charity during September.