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alkis says

Yup, okay, time to log out of this forum.

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alkis says

It only means that this is a popular search request, doesn’t mean there’s such thing. In any case, you guys overestimate the importance of watermark. Most of my sales come from the sites that use no watermark at all.

Those who say that it’s impossible to remove the watermark obviously have no idea what this means:

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I do agree on it NOT being super important – especially after seeing some big freelancing music composers having their music on soundcloud players with no watermark, ready to be licensed.

On the other hand I would have given more info on the subject instead of saying “Have no idea what this is”. I guess you’re talking about inverting an identical watermark waveform to have it removed ‘automatically’ by adding it into a second channel? I guess this is even easier if someone uses the ‘aj-loop.wav’ 1 min loop. Or you mean just flipping the watermarked track alone?

All in all, there’s no reason to worry that much, and it definitely doesn’t affect anyone’s sales almost at all, I’m sure. At least for now. Sorry guys, I didn’t want to scare you or anything, just found the google suggestion kind of funny and interesting.

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alkis says

Yes I’m not worrying either, it was just kind of fun to watch it pop up underneath.

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alkis says

I tried different sound samples. First it was Alicia Keys by NI, Then it was The Giant by NI. Both got hard rejection. So at this point I am lost. But I don’t think that the track is that bad. ( I might be wrong of course)

Alicia’s Keys is wonderful, nothing wrong with it. You could try this:

1 – First, lower the velocities. All of them.

2 – Then try to bring natural velocities to the notes, like a real player would play them.

3 – Use a Sustain Pedal or program the 64 CC midi signal accordingly, like a player would if he was playing this song. This way the notes of every chord/arpeggio blend in beautifully and sound smoother – as long as the velocity is lower and more natural. I’m guessing you know when the sustain pedal would sound suitable and when not. In general, having it pressed and by doing slightly before and on a chord change an ‘unpress, press again’ pedal signal, would suffice.

4 – It would be ideal though if you could play it on a keyboard and only quantize or edit the notes, not the velocities. I’m emphasizing on velocities and sustain pedal, because otherwise the sound comes out more dull and fake and more plastic, and that’s what probably caused the rejection.

5 – I would personally change the title to something more simple, maybe Dreams, or Dreams and Memories or whatever, but definitely not something that sounds like a question.

6 – Ukulele is not the answer to everything. :-P

Music-wise there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s great! :-)
Maybe by adding an orchestra this could become an even more elegant and warm tune!

Good luck! :-)

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alkis says

This was about 6 years ago in my old homestudio. My kids apparently on drugs. :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUD809Lv4v8&list=PLA54F111D4795D477

Hahahahaha I loved this! Pure german techno epicness! Respect.

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Now, you don’t have to take me 100% serious, I bark a lot, after all, I’m the worst combination possible between a loud and out of tune trumpet player and the huge rock-star ego of a always complaining guitar player.

Sounded like stand up comedy. Respect.

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alkis says
I used the service Soundizer (soundizer.com) and hit the “Find by sample” option. Here it is!
http://sample.soundizer.com/site/search/80644c67f5f2a437ffe690fa89ced45b

Unfortunately it seems like it has indeed been taken down. Maybe you could contact support@envato or the author himself and ask if you can still find or purchase the file somehow.

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alkis says

I wouldn’t worry about people downloading and ripping the mp3 out of the youtube video. It might also work as a promotion of your track. Maybe you could kindly ask him to upload the watermarked version, although I don’t think youtube/mainstream listeners would like that. By the way, great track…!

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