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soundengine says

You know what? When I found audiojungle it was christmas time and the first tracks I uploaded was christmas tracks which started selling nicely.

So, Santa didn’t give me an audio interface and all the fancy stuff, but in a sense showed me the way to earn it!

This year I don’t need much so all I’m going to say is thanks Santa :)

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soundengine says

That kind of music is usually listened to at high volumes so if you had wider dynamic range it would mean higher perceived loudness (but not in a good way). You would have to lower the volume on loud parts and push it up on the quieter parts. So wide dynamic range isn’t always a good thing.

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soundengine says

Sometime last year I recorded natural harmonics from an acoustic guitar and made a simple kontakt patch.

I used a zoom recorder and the result sounded usable to me. But i don’t know what is a good sounding harmonic for you so I can’t give an advice on that point. But i would recommed creating a kontakt patch so you can load the patch whenever you need your harmonics.

Another useful idea could be using a capo to capture different harmonics and combining them in your patch since the number of natural harmonics are limited on a guitar.

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soundengine says

Who censored the part with the limo filled with blondes? :P

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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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soundengine says

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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