Hey, there, Iron Butterfly! I really like your music. To me, it is the pinnacle of 60's acid rock. All of you are extremely good musicians.
Anyways, I was wondering if you guys knew about Rock Band Network. Basically, what it is is a service designed by Harmonix Music Systems that gives artists the ability to release their songs on Rock Band by themselves. Here's some info from the official website:
"Use our tools to author playable tracks. Upload and submit your tracks for review by the Rock Band Creators community. Approved tracks become available in the Rock Band Network Store, and you get a cut of every purchase.
Take the stems from any master recording and create MIDI charts for each instrument using the Reaper Digital Audio Workstation equipped with our free authoring plugins. Audition the track on your Xbox 360 console to make sure it rocks properly. When it’s good to go, package everything up and share your track with the RBN community.
When you’re satisfied with your track, upload it to this site so that your peers can evaluate it. Anyone in the Creators community can download and audition the track on their own Xbox consoles, and they’ll give you valuable constructive feedback that will help you revise your work and make your track as fun and challenging as possible.
When you upload your song to the Creators site, it will be immediately available for any other Creator with a Premium Account to download and audition. Your peers will post valuable, detailed feedback on your song. Once you’ve made any necessary changes, your song is ready for primetime, you’ll submit it for peer review. Once it passes peer review, your song is released into the world.
All your hard work has paid off, literally. Once your song is approved, it will go straight into publication, available for purchase to millions of Rock Band fans in the Rock Band store. And you get a cut of every sale."
Also, if you guys don't want to make note charts for your songs, no worries. There are always groups you can hire that will gladly chart for you.
If you need more information, clarification, or charting group advice, please contact me. Alas, I don't represent Harmonix, but as a fan of your music, I want to help you guys get onto Rock Band. Personally, I would love to see some Iron Butterfly come to Rock Band, and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that. I also think that it would be a great way to promote your music. What do you think?
Thanks for reading,