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AlumoAudio says

Emulating the 808 and 909 in one unit. This looks like such a fun piece of kit. http://youtu.be/H4Ol1_qOI_g

As a previous owner of quite a few of the Roland classics drum machines and synths over the years (I still actually have a TR707, which has made it’s way onto a few tracks I have here) I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time. I was a bit concerned when I first heard the rumours that it used component analogue modelling, but hearing it when it was finally revealed, I was sold.

Needless to say I’ll be pre-ordering the TR8 and TB3 asap! :)

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AlumoAudio says

Cheers Taco, got there before me. That’s exactly it! :)

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AlumoAudio says

I agree: Twitter, Youtube, seem the way to go. Soundcloud is huge for music promotion in general but is it very useful for royaltyfree music promotion?

Yep. It’s one of my main referral sources, to which I’ve built up a fair few hundred over the last year or so.

Just make sure your titles, tags and description make it clear it’s royalty free, and most importantly make sure it’s watermarked. You can add a referral link to each upload and change the ‘buy’ button to something more fitting like ‘License Music’.

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AlumoAudio says

One solution to the capping portfolio thing is to have an initial soft cap, say 20 items, and once an author has reached a certain number of sales the item cap gets raised.

^This. Perfect.

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AlumoAudio says

I set a page up there a while back, but as soon as I realised you can’t add clickable referral links back to our items, I gave up on it as it kind of defeats the object. Most people aren’t looking there for royalty free music anyway, and seem to be mostly comprised of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga fans.

YouTube and Soundcloud is where promotion should really be focussed, and use Twitter to promote your YT and SC links, as Twitter will allow the media to be previewable in the tweets.

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AlumoAudio says


There are 3 ways to get constant sales: 1. The highest quality on the market. 2. Constant uploading – new tracks every week 3. Huge portfolio. Not sure about the last one… but if you have 50 tracks and they aren’t as good as tracks by top sellers don’t blame everyone about the waves of sales. It’s normal.
Pretty sure authors that are venting in this thread are not blaming “everybody” for their sales slumps.. They are just giving their version of whats going on their portfolio’s. In a thread created for just that..

Exactly. I think Oceanic was referencing me “blaming” the devs for my sales slow down in an earlier post. The reality is that I’m a pretty regular seller here, 48% of sales relying on one certain track in the ‘top sellers’ list. So when things have ground to a complete halt for a particularly long time, my attention is focussed on it. Hopefully I can be forgiven for expressing my concern.

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AlumoAudio says

Nice one lads. I’m still clinging on in despair here. It reminds me of back in the day, when I first started! lol. Oh the memories…

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AlumoAudio says

Thanks for the link sunchannel, I’ve actually been looking at that. Interestingly, elseano, one of the devs has just posted there, including this, which kind of explains things:


I can’t go into the specifics of how we rank items, but what I can tell you is that ranking is an ongoing effort, and no simple task! We use mathematical modelling for each change, and we’re very careful to limit the number of changes to the ranking algorithm to a maximum of 1 per week, although generally its much less. We test each change thoroughly in development and then get consensus from the team before moving it into the production environment.

Once a change is rolled out, we closely monitor it for at least a week using a variety of metrics to measure whether to keep the change or not – it takes that long for the numbers to become meaningful. For example, if sales are down even by a small percentage at the end of the week, the change is rolled back immediately.
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AlumoAudio says

Spoke too soon. Sales dried up again.

When I see..

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...on one of my busiest days in terms of online sales, I know something’s up. It has to be the result of the devs fiddling with the search. I’m really hoping that this is the case and not a taste of things to come :stress:

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AlumoAudio says

What makes you suspect that? If there is no watermark you have no reason (that I Know of) to suspect anything :)

He says he can hear it in his second post dude ;)


no , there is no water mark on the video , but the audio YES , i can hear it , it’s a commercial In morocco .
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