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soundengine says

From a legal perspective, Envato isn’t a charity organization so they might not be able to collect donations for a cause.

Also you don’t need to look far away to find people to help. I’m sure there are a lot of struggling authors on AJ who could use a new piano (virtual of course!) a pair of speakers, or percussion instruments (i’m not sure about the music learning kit though!). We could donate to them so that they can earn their Money and pay back to the community when they do.

EDIT:

Someone creates a “pimp my workspace” thread and authors post pictures of their workspace. The most “miserable” author wins an equipment upgrade and we collectively fund it. How’s that?

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soundengine says

Don’t have favorites in music but currently I’m liking the covers these guys do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgovv8jWETM

By the way, I could use some recommendations about modern artists having classic rock vibes (preferably with good tone and powerful vocals).

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Probably I don’t understand something but keyword “News” seems like don’t work at all. Almost nothing related to “News” on first page. I tried to sort by relevance and by sales. All the same.

Interesting. Looks like it’s picking a lot of tracks from the “new age” category when you search for “news”. Those tracks don’t have any tag or description related to “news”.

This tells a lot about the algorithm behind the search engine ( if there’s any :p )

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soundengine says

Cool topic, I was recently shopping for an electric guitar and ended up buying an epiphone les paul standard (with AJ Money :) ). Although I think a strat would sound better in this kind of music, I wanted to buy a humbucker guitar to have less noise issues to deal with when recording.

About your question, soundroll uses this set up according his comment on one of his tracks:

“Fender Jaguar goes to API preamp, then into RME sound card and Guitar Rig 5 inside the DAW.”

Hope this helps :)

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soundengine says


you were actually criticising stock sites for bringing guys like you into the music scene…

Soundengine, reading comprehension is important. I’m not criticizing stock sites, I’m criticizing dirt-cheap stock sites. If getting 3 figures prices for licensing is more difficult nowadays it’s because of the dirt-cheap stock sites, not because of the “guys like me”. By the way, I’ve been and I still do sell 3 figures licenses, I just have a concern it will be more and more harder with dirt-cheap stocks popping up all over the net like mushrooms after the rain.

Now as you say that you see yourself in the kiddo category, all I can say is don’t be too hard on yourself.
You see :) that’s an epitome of honesty, and you call me a hypocrite.

AmethistLab – I already referred to your points in my previous posts. By the way, most of my items are not exclusive and I am somewhere where I think is fair.

Anyway, congrats for your 666th forum post :reallyevil:

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soundengine says

@Art-of-Sound

Then, I’m glad that you made it clear now. So you were actually criticising stock sites for bringing guys like you into the music scene with these words:

“I believe that Audio Jungle and other stock sites with similar dirt cheap prices make a huge disservice to artists by changing standards for the worst and lowering the bar. A few years ago, getting 3 figures prices for licensing, or 4-5 figures price for one custom track, was a common thing.”

“Although, giving opportunity to everyone is good, bringing the average person into the music scene makes music itself more average and crude. People may spend their best years and money studying in conservatories, perfecting their audio engineering skills, investing in studio equipment and gear, but some kiddo with laptop and pirated FL Studio can give them a good fight here, because most of the buyers can’t tell a difference between professional and amateur music. I’m sure, everyone at some point asked himself “How the hell did THAT got here?” when browsing the Popular Files page. Buyers don’t know crap about music – they like crap, buy crap and thus perpetuate crap. “

Now as you say that you see yourself in the kiddo category, all I can say is don’t be too hard on yourself.

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@soundengine – If being honest without trying to be liked by everybody you call hypocritical, then something is seriously f…d up with your judgement. Yes, I don’t bother to be politically correct and I realize that a lot of what I say compromises my well-being here, but if I have an opinion I will be frank and I won’t hold it back.

This is just a discussion, you are not compromising anything.

What I find hypocritical about your earlier post is you are calling a lot of music here (even some popular ones) “crap”, “average”, “made by a kiddo with a laptop”, yet the stuff you upload here are no better than average AJ music. Maybe you are not uploading your best stuff here but if you are going to sound snobbish in one field, at least you should have one spectacular work to support your point.

Also you are calling music on AJ as crap and at the same time suggesting that the same “crap” actually worth more.

On the other hand, you are right about the prices are being dirt cheap for big budget projects. I fully agree that we need a far higher priced license for those big guys buying stock music here.

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soundengine says


I agree with Gareth on all points except the one Art-of-Sound quoted. It’s like politics, if you don’t complain nothing gets fixed. “Hypocritical” sounds a bit harsh there.
Except there is nothing to ‘fix’ in my opinion! The price is the price set by Envato. Sure we can complain about it, but it got raised in the last year – so it’s not like Envato haven’t addressed the issue. It’s not going to change. There are plenty of other options out there. It’s like politics, you can choose another party (marketplace) if you like!

Actually I think there are a few things that can be fixed, like the famous broadcast license issue. A lot of authors have been complaining about it. That doesn’t make them hypocrites, they just want AJ to be better. Love or leave attitude might not be the best one in this case.

On the other hand, I too find a lot of things Art-of-Sound said hypocritic. No need to get into detail, I can only make fun of those statements :)

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soundengine says

I agree with Gareth on all points except the one Art-of-Sound quoted. It’s like politics, if you don’t complain nothing gets fixed. “Hypocritical” sounds a bit harsh there.

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soundengine says

I’m not worried about kids with just laptops but kids with full studios are a serious threat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWN77qdw7ws
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