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jhunger says

Nice samples, guys!

I bought a Deering Goodtime 2 a while back, and unfortunately never got into it, which is weird, because my main style of playing guitar is a lot of light finger picking. I spent some time trying to get down some of the basic rolls but my fingers never seemed to want to cooperate :) In fact, I may have been better starting off with a 6 string banjo as a transition.

Long and short of it is that I didn’t give it enough time to become comfortable, and I need to get back into it at some point. I have almost the same story with a mandolin that’s collecting dust as well. A lot of music that I like has both banjo and mandolin, so I really should pull them out of their cases and take another crack at it.

I’m not sure that nylon strings would give a more authentic banjo sound – as far as I know banjos are strictly steel string (but I could be wrong).

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jhunger says

Yes! Great work, Ventsi! Awesome news and super well deserved!

925 posts Go Acoustic!
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jhunger says

Be inspired by others but compete with yourself.

I really like this sentiment. Congratulations on 3 years and your growth and successes over that time! Hope to still see you here in three more years, and also that you’re still keeping Austin weird :)

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jhunger says

Congratulations, Ryan! I know you’ve worked hard and smart to achieve this – what an awesome milestone!

925 posts Go Acoustic!
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jhunger says
925 posts Go Acoustic!
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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jhunger says

I love vinyl, and once had a pretty nice turntable inherited from my folks that, alas, met its end, along with the record collection, when much of the ceiling of the apartment we were living in at the time collapsed in the middle of the night (long story – but no one was hurt :)). Since then I have not replaced it but maybe someday.

Aside from the pops and clicks (which can sound nice if you’re in the right frame of mind), the medium sounds fantastic. Also artwork just makes more sense on vinyl than on CDs (and forget about cassette tapes!).

925 posts Go Acoustic!
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jhunger says



Here’s mine. You can see why I got so bent out of shape when the search engine changes commenced (that sudden dip at the end, and haven’t quite recovered yet) :).

EDIT – dang it, I always do this. I meant to post this under my JHunger non-exclusive account.
What happened mid 2010 to cause that mini spike? Just interested :D

The blue line on these charts represents overall earnings, rather than sales.

So for example, I’m guessing in Joel’s case, although his sales were slightly lower than the previous month, his overall earnings were much higher, presumably as a result of more extended license or pack sales. (Correct me if I’m wrong there Joel!)

Very close! Actually technically you were spot on – I had a song that was part of the Envato birthday bundle, and got the equivalent of 10 extended sales for participating. I remember that launched me into black paw territory, which was very exciting :)

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jhunger says

Back when I became an author…

  • AudioJungle had yet to see its first Gold Paw
  • Nobody was Elite, because Elite hadn’t been invented yet
  • The watermark said, “Envato… Envato… Envato…”
  • There was no Folk, Acoustic category (I think I put all my stuff in ambient or something :))
  • My non-exclusive take was a glorious 25%

This is also a good perspective on how much things have grown.

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jhunger says

I use a Windows computer for music production. They’re both fine – I have both a Mac and a PC at home – but I find that I can get around much quicker on a PC. There are a few keyboard shortcuts missing on a Mac (at least as of the latest OS I have, which I think is Lion) that slow me down, and I prefer Explorer to Finder for easy access to the file system without having to pop into a command line.

Full disclosure is that I have far more years with Windows than with Mac. If it were reversed I might feel the opposite. I think you tend to stick with what you’re used to.

Also, we’re talking Windows 7 here, right? Between Metro and a Mac I’d take a Mac hands down :).

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jhunger says

I remember that thread, though my contribution to it was quite minimal :).

As an author who makes a large percentage of my sales in a single genre, I wouldn’t mind genre-specific top author lists as a way to sort of separate out the genre from the rest of the site. My motivation is mostly selfish, of course, but I could see how buyers coming into AJ looking for a specific genre (and I imagine a large number of them do) could find it quite useful.

Personally, I also think that the Top Author lists needn’t be limited to Top [n], but basically have the ability to show all authors ranked by whatever criteria.

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