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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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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 solution with those signature yellow cones popping up all over the place, which is always a good sign.

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AlumoAudio says

That’s a very unsettling report there Joel, especially coming from one of the guys at the top. Just goes to show we really can’t depend on this too much.

Despite my own personal efforts to shine the smallest of lights on the situation with huge drops across other sites, this month has really been a wake-up call. This business has become one of the most unpredictable models I’ve ever had the pleasure to operate in, and there are just so many unseen factors to consider.

As a result, I’m considering new strategies going into next year. Time to finally pull out my photography kit I think ;)


Let’s see December now!

So yes, seatbelts on everyone. Off we go again! Most expensive time of year too! :whistle:

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AlumoAudio says

Not a too bad a result after all thankfully. My third best month for sales since being on AJ. Experienced pretty erratic sales patterns throughout however.

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AlumoAudio says

Looking at your pic there, admittedly the sites I’ve had to deal with are a lot more questionable, with direct audio mp3 rips from YouTube videos, watermarked or otherwise and certainly no links to the original file to purchase.

I completely agree that writing off to any site of a questionable nature is pretty much a waste of time. Best stick to Google, so they can at least throw them off Google searches.

And geez, that’s simply terrible and infuriating regarding Tim’s tracks. Let’s hope he hasn’t got a mouthful of turkey when he reads that!

Edit: Just remembered: Tim’s Canadian! ;)

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