First, finished my tracks for a collaborate EP with Jupiter-8. Further details will be revealed later.
The main reason I write this, though, is for synthesizer-related purposes. I've recently grown a strong interest in the Linndrum. This was a famous drum machine in the 80s; however, one relatively-unpublicized fact about it is that it had a large variety of sounds made for it by Linn Electronics themselves, a fact that may seem too good to be true what with most sample libraries on the net dedicated to this machines.
At one point, electrongate.com allowed others a taste of these other sounds (and still do for other drum machines), but the samples were since pulled by the current copyright owner, Forat Electronics. Problem is, I don't have the budget for a Linndrum, nor am I interested in using technology with so few processing features on a regular basis.
Therefore, I do have plans to purchase an EPROM programmer to dump the EPROM chips the sounds are stored on, which I'd purchase directly from Forat. Sadly, even this route will be expensive: while I did manage to find an ideal programmer under $200 in retail price, the smallest sounds (such as bassdrums) offered by Forat are a whopping $25 each!
Therefore, I ask my fans and followers: how should I go about financing this? I would prefer a route other than crowdfunding: other than lacking results with it in the past, all I can legally offer that's relevant to this project is some music that uses these drum sounds, unless the slim chance arrives that I get explicit permission from Forat to distribute the sounds.
Feel free to give input regarding how to fundraise.