Posts by AlumoAudio

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AlumoAudio says

Yeah, it seems to be related to being non-exclusive. Noticed that I’m now receiving $6.48 instead of $5.94 on all sales for $18 tracks since the announcement.

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AlumoAudio says

I’m liking what I see from the Kontrol KBs :smitten:.

Yep agreed, that’s probably the most interesting part of this version of Komplete.

As a K9 user however, couldn’t help feeling a little underwhelmed at the 6 new instruments, especially given the £599/$999 upgrade price. Can’t quite justify the expenditure.

Here’s a demo vid of the Komplete Kontrol Keyboard, in case anyone’s interested to how it all works.

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AlumoAudio says

Wow, talk about bizarre! Looks like a case of crossed wires, possibly thinking that the contents of the link was specifically aimed at them or something?! Anyway, nothing like a spot of drama in an otherwise usually depressing thread! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Holy Cow ! That’s a nice flat :) the kitchen sink is possibly also the toilet, right :) ?

Well of course! And even a nice closet for the kids to sleep in! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

...but maybe the rent’s are astronomically high in London.

In London, it’s not uncommon to pay around €1000 a month…for something like this :notfunny:

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So, although most commodities here are ‘reasonably’ priced (although I personally disagree with this), it’s especially rent prices that push things over the top.

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AlumoAudio says

HAHA, just for fun !

LOL! Well, if it’s any consolation Daniel… ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Really interesting thread! Something I’ve often thought about, especially considering UK is another expensive (and arguably over priced) place to reside, compared to many other European counties.

According to this eye opening website, apparently, for me at least:

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(And Cardiff is considered a relatively low priced city here in the UK!)

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AlumoAudio says


Very confusing … why would Envato favor the non-ex? Hopefully there will be some clarification upon this issue.

Favor? The standard non-ex rate in the industry is 50%!

33, 36, 39 or whatever is VERY low…

Yep, and don’t I know it.

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AlumoAudio says


Friends, I don’t know if I can continue to be a part of a model that demands so much of it’s authors, exploiting their work to the highest degree – TV commercials, Major Motion Pictures, Hit Television Series, Internationally famous sporting events, barring performance royalties; all while offering (keeping the above in mind) by comparison; little in return.

This is why I earlier suggested an ‘opt in/out’ option for broadcast when uploading. At least authors would have the choice if they want to contribute to this madness. It wouldn’t be hard to implement and at these rates I for one would opt out.

Perhaps its a rubbish idea, perhaps I’m 4 sales away from being taken seriously. Would be nice for some feedback though.

You’ve got to be in the top 5 to be taken seriously around here mate! Just kidding of course ;)

Seriously though, I personally think your idea is well worth the consideration in all of this and at least gives authors that flexibility. Bare in mind, it still only addresses half the problem however, and that other half being the PRO issue. That’s a real thorn in my side right now, and something that should also be looked into.

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AlumoAudio says

Thanks for responding to this Eric, it’s most appreciated. Whilst digesting your reply here, I completely see why Envato would arrive at those price points for the very reasons you outlined. My initial reaction was more fuelled by the fact that PRO registered music cannot be uploaded here, which in my mind would serve as at least a ‘behind the scenes’ benefit, especially as our music is available here at these value orientated based rates.

Having said that, and given my recent discussions with my now ex-PRO, PRS UK (with them point blank refusing the removal of individual RF tracks and insisting on the termination of my entire account), it’s becoming pretty evident where things are possibly headed here on an industry level.

Unfortunately (and despite what Tim mentioned about licensing model coexistence), this experience has already showed signs that both licensing models (RF and traditional) are resistive of each other, unwilling to cooperate and already failing to co-exist at ground level.

This is why I also feel that the upper tier rates need another look over here. Maybe emphasising and marketing higher rates as ‘premium’ would at least help differentiate them from the more vanilla ‘value’ rates, yet still attracting the sort of buyer that can still easily budget for such usages.

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