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AlumoAudio says

Great work Beepcode! Good to have you up on the AJ sofa! Help yourself to nibbles and a glass of Champers! ;)

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Hey AlumoAudio, Clearly your music is great for tv maybe you should look at diversifying your portfolio and targeting some PRO libs instead of just RF? I am in all forms of the production music biz and its far less stressful to have mutiple sources of income rather all the eggs in one basket..

Thanks Dynamite. Well, it’s funny you should suggest that, because that’s exactly what I’ve been recently considering.

I’ve built up quite a diverse portfolio over the last year, but have only uploaded here (and on other RF marketplaces) a small fraction of my work, with what I believed would appeal to the general stock-music buyer.

The rest is sat dormant on my hard-drive and wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. But I’m thinking this may definitely be the answer, so thanks for helping cement my decision :)

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AlumoAudio says

Jeez Matt! I almost considered upgrading because of my three detections, the curiosity becoming unbearable, you must be going nuts with your 631 detections ;)

Haha, well to be honest it’s not the actual placements per se I’m too concerned with. It’s the back-end royalties with my name on them I’m more interested in! :)

It’s for this reason why I could never imagine AJ, or any other RF library striking up a deal with TuneSat. Royalty collection isn’t permitted here (and a couple of other sites if you’re non-ex) yet there’s too many eager composers like me here wanting to redeem payment for use of our hard work and intellectual property on prime-time television, heard by potentially millions of people.

Oh, we’re a greedy bunch! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Congrats Udo! You must be excited with this! I just found out I have 3 TV detections, but as my trial has expired I have no way to know which track and for what usage… so frustrating!
I agree, it’s very frustrating indeed. Imagine having to look at this: ;)

I can’t imagine what I’d would be if I had submitted my entire catalogue to TuneSat. That was just from 15 tracks!

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AlumoAudio says

Does anyone have any tips on how to maximise earning potential?

Got couple of tips I’ve learned along the way, as it’s a question I asked around the time I began working in stock.

Firstly, just create well produced, highly usable tracks in the most popular genres. If it’s good, buyers, VH authors and curators alike will pick up on it over time.

And don’t get caught up in the whole rush to pack out your portfolio in the belief that it leads to more sales. That’s a myth. Doing so generally means working hard, rather than smart, and creating more dilute, generic music. Take your time, and only upload the most useful and best material you have, even if it means one or two a month.

And of course promote your tracks via Facebook, Soundcloud and especially YouTube. You could try Twitter, but I’ve found it largely pointless. More of a noisy radio for chatting to contacts rather than an effective marketing device.

That’s the strategy I stuck to, and it seems to have worked up to now.

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AlumoAudio says

If you’re working to a budget, but looking for a good middle ground between entry level interfaces (Sapphire for example) and higher end desktop interfaces (RME Babyface, Duet, et al) with high quality convertors, then you can’t go wrong with Focusrite’s Scarlett range. Their industry trusted converters and pre-amps produce very faithful results and of course, aren’t bank breaking.

I’m using the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 myself, after upgrading from an M-Audio 1814. The quality in recording was night and day, with much more sonic clarity being instantly evident. And with the ADAT optical out, can easily be outputted to more inputs, such as via an 18i20 like PJ mentioned.

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AlumoAudio says

Big congratulations from me too!

As I mentioned recently on another thread, Ralf’s ‘Clouds’ was THE first ever thumbnail I clicked on Audiojungle many moons ago (blame his iconic logo for that!), and just from that one listen through hinted that the rest of his portfolio would be a goldmine of well crafted and produced, highly usable tracks. And I was right! This shiny new green paw just proves it :)

Well done Ralf!

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AlumoAudio says

i’ll have to give them a go then, I do see them on nearly every picture of a studio, they’re definitely popular, though I hope people had bought them for their personality not their looks ;)

I’m sure they were saying the same about the Yamaha NS10s back in the early 80s! ;)

Oh, and meant to mention that the KRKs have front mounted bass ports, as opposed to rear mounted, so this is one reason why any boominess is greatly reduced in this monitor. You’ll find that the bass response is very focussed and tight, which personally I think is great when mixing.

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AlumoAudio says




Using the KRK Rokit 6 here as my main monitors, after switching out from the superb Alesis Monitor One’s (which sadly died on me last year).

When not creating stock music, I work as an electronic music producer, so had to consider a monitor that represents sound well across the genres. KRK is a definite winner in this department, and an unbelievable price for what you get (around £350 a pair in the UK).

They’re also being used more and more in professional studios environments as a go-to nearfield monitor with those signature yellow cones popping up all over the place, which is always a good sign.
I too have the KRK Rokit 6, but I just bought them because they looked cool at the time.
Haha fair enough, good enough reason as any! But let’s be honest here, they do look pretty darn sexy ;)
Yep they do look the part, I have heard they are quite boomy? Is that true?

Not in my experience. If anything they’re very stable across the whole spectrum and don’t colour the sound in any particular region, hence why they’re well regarded for cross genre production and monitoring. Basically, if you get the mix sounding great in these, they translate well over to other monitors.

I also have the added bonus that my studio has now been properly acoustically treated and my monitors set up accordingly to the environment. This is probably an even more important investment than actually buying new monitors.

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AlumoAudio says


Using the KRK Rokit 6 here as my main monitors, after switching out from the superb Alesis Monitor One’s (which sadly died on me last year).

When not creating stock music, I work as an electronic music producer, so had to consider a monitor that represents sound well across the genres. KRK is a definite winner in this department, and an unbelievable price for what you get (around £350 a pair in the UK).

They’re also being used more and more in professional studios environments as a go-to nearfield monitor with those signature yellow cones popping up all over the place, which is always a good sign.
I too have the KRK Rokit 6, but I just bought them because they looked cool at the time.

Haha fair enough, good enough reason as any! But let’s be honest here, they do look pretty darn sexy ;)

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