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AlumoAudio says

Hi cvrle77,

Just curious here, but does the issue relate specifically to one piece of audio you’ve purchased here? I’m just wondering if something else on your channel is requiring proof, such as other music or video footage from another creator, so it’s worth double checking this.

If this isn’t the case, and just applies to one specific item of audio, then one possible way to get this cleared quickly is have the author of the music draw up a pdf letter giving specific permission for you to use their music on your channel. I’ve had to do this a few times myself.

The letter should be drawn up as per the example text below, signed (digitally) by the author and sent to you, ideally in pdf format, so that you can forward it to YouTube. (Reference to this can be found via this Google Support page.

Hope this helps and hope you get it sorted swiftly.



To Whom It May Concern,

Re: Permission to use my original recorded material on YouTube

I, (NAME AND ACCOUNT/ARTIST NAME OF AUTHOR), give my client (NAME AND YOUTUBE CHANNEL URL), the right to use my past, present and future audio content commercially in all YouTube audiovisual content.

I warrant that a) I own and control all rights to such content and that the content does not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third parties, b) in the event that the rights to such content are assigned to another party, the party will adhere to the aforementioned agreement and c) I am fully authorized to enter this agreement.

Signed,

(NAME OF AUTHOR)

(DATE)

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AlumoAudio says

Excellent work Martijn! Being a fan of your superb work, I can say that this achievement is justifiably deserved! :)

Ps. It seems we’re both in the same boat this month. Been a bit grumpy about it myself! But remember, every cloud has a silver lining ;)

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AlumoAudio says

I do find it quite ironic that some people get up in arms about instances like this, yet have absolutely no qualms in mimicking and selling near carbon copies of tracks by Coldplay and U2! :)

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AlumoAudio says

I think there is a huge difference between quality and price in a matter of microphones. I have a Rode NT3 for acoustic guitars and have heard many tests microphones 1500 dollars. To be terribly honest … I do not see a substantial difference between my Rode, and these expensive microphones. I believe that a simple change of strings can improve more quality. It is my personal opinion, I hope you will not hit me very hard. :)
+1 I agree with this also. I’ve used a plethora of mics over the years, and the key factor that price difference really dictates is build quality. I just can’t justify spending thousands to achieve such tiny sonic differences that even a dog couldn’t pick up on.
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AlumoAudio says

i have to say im hugely impressed so fa.r typically it has fallen foul of a ton of web hate for it so far. a majority of purists spitting out there dummies about ACB technology before they have actually heard it in person. im keen to grab the bassline and tr8 and run them together for some creative sessions and more importantly, for fun! i will say, Korg are hitting it clean out of the park right now. Fist the MS20 mini (which i have), and now they are producing ARP Odyssey’s with the original guys who made it. 100% perfect copy too. we are all spoilt for new tech. we sometimes forget how bloody hard it was and not to mention VERY expensive just 20 – 25 years ago.

I’ve also noticed quite the furore online about this new kit, despite the fact there’s only a handful of high quality demos to go by. It really does baffle me how people can formulate full fledged negative opinions on just those, and without even touching it! But from what I’ve seen and heard so far, I’d say Roland have done an excellent job in creating ‘spiritual’ successors for the modern age. Can’t wait until they’re in my hands!

You’re spot on about Korg’s momentum over the past few years, they really have brought the analogue domain back into the picture, and at an affordable level. Even grabbed myself the Volca range, which needless to say is incredible fun.

About 10 years ago, I sold pretty much everything in my studio (I had a pretty extensive collection), in an attempt to simplify the production process and believing that in the box was the way to go. How wrong I was and I do feel I’ve gone full circle. Personally, I’m a bit sick of staring at screens all day, and getting back to hands-on creativity is just great and inspires in a way that software just doesn’t seem to reach. Very much looking forward to seeing the developments on the ARP. No doubt another piece to stick on the shopping list!

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AlumoAudio says

Thanks for the advice! Btw, what is a affordable, yet high quality microphone? I heard that the MXL brand is pretty good for the price (I’m looking in to the MXL 770). Anything else?

No worries Erick! As far as affordable mics are concerned, one model that keeps coming up time and time again is the classic Rode NT1a, or the redesigned NT1. It’s around double the price of the MXL, but still an affordable option, so possibly worth saving a little longer for.

Check RecordingRevolution’s review here for a better insight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33yCeYiqdQc

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AlumoAudio says

I was just about to reply with pretty much the same answer as Jinglepop. Or as we say here in the UK: “it’s not the boots that score the goals”. But indeed, if there is anything other than high quality studio equipment that money brings to the table to help produce ‘better quality’ music, then that is time.

Also, compromises have to be made if one doesn’t have all the necessary tools to complete a task. For example, when I first began making music for RF sites, I had a very limited set up and cobbled together a track with a $30 toy ukulele and an awful $50 mic. But I did the best I could with them, and that one track has pretty much changed my life!

So I’d say just do the best you can with what you’ve got :)

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AlumoAudio says

Hey Alumo, I wasn’t meant to pointing it out to you moreso i was using your comments to jump on my soapbox :)

Haha, that’s cool mate, I figured as much after I responded. Still very valid and interesting points though, and pretty sure we’ll be discussing this again! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Thanks for the updates, insights into sales behaviours and the work being done behind the scenes madlep, it really is most appreciated and definitely most welcome during these times of change.

Apologies if I appeared to over react in my original post and caused any extraneous work for you guys. Looking back at it, it did look as though I was proclaiming the end of the world and really isn’t half as bad as I was suggesting. (just crawled out of bed and hadn’t had my morning coffee at that point).

As non exclusive full-timers, pretty much dependent on our earnings here, any noticeable deviation from ‘normal’ or ‘expected’ sales patterns are always cause for concern and the uncertainty can sometimes become quite overwhelming. So hopefully you can forgive us (or me in this case!) for making a bit of noise on the matter.

Keep up the excellent work and look forward to any more future updates during the changes :)

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AlumoAudio says

Yeah that is true, but it is just that I want to make my mixes more professional.

I use the KRK RP6 and find them to be very accurate with little coloration. I’m not looking to replace these any time soon, as they simply do what I ask them to do, so to speak.

Take note in what Michael says:

“The thing with monitors is not necessarily how they sound from a technical perspective but how well your mixes sound after you use them. Familiarity is really the key.”

Couldn’t agree more with that statement. For me, my RP6s sound very close to monitors I’ve used over the years and do not stray sonically from what I’m used to. Stick with them, and ‘learn’ them, I’d say.

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