I want to underline what guitarjock already said: it is an amazing marketplace, both for customers and for the authors and I’m glad to be a part of these amazing times. Thank you for the info and best of luck with all the coming tasks and endeavours.
Thank you all for your answers
very interesting read. I think to me it’s more a psychological thing
I agree that an external HD is the best solution, but since all my Backup CDs from like 15 years ago or so are still working, I’d love to have something similar and like I said, DVD ram is said to be far more reliable and lasting than regular DVDs. With those I made the same experiences like some of you, a significant percentage are either impossible to read or have dropouts/read errors.
The whole cloud thing, I still have to get used to it. I’d like to hold something “solid” in my hands that cant easily break when it falls down so for me the DVD ram and USB sticks seems to be the best solution.
Congrats Max Fax – wish you many sales
hey sebastian, welcome
I’m also relatively new to AJ and I wanted to start a wordpress site. For now I’m going with weebly, because it is much easier and faster for me than wordpress, it looks ok and the audiojungle player is really easy to integrate. ( you can check my site basspartout.weebly.com , it is set up with ridiculously little effort or you can check sweetwaveaudio’s site, from him I got the idea about weebly.
Before weebly I triede posterous, it looked great, but it was soooo slow and it was not so easy to implement the audiojungle player.
Maybe you’re a wordpress expert, but if you’re not and you soon will find out that apart from composing, recording, mixing, mastering….. it takes a lot of time to maintain AJ profile and item sites AND an additional homepage, weebly could be something for you, too. ( btw, I’m not making any money advertising weebly here, I just like it and it works for me atm. )
On your second question: I started using twitter and i follow some of the successful authors here on AJ and try to learn from their posts and strategies of advertising.
Greetings and best of luck to you, Basspartout.
Since the topic “Backups” is always essential for us I thought I’d share a quick good thing I figured out for me today.
Although I have an external hd for my backups, I am not ( yet hehe ) in the lucky situation to have several of them lying around and with the price increase since half a year ago “due to a deluge in one of the Thailand factories” (yeah, we all believe THAT ! ) I find myself hesitating to buy another one.
I’m also a little bit uncomfortable with having so much data on a thing that when I drop it, .... well we all heard more than one story about that.
On the other hand I’m really lazy when it comes to burning dvds and I don’t trust that medium either.
So today I came across an article praising the “forgotten” dvd ram and I gave it a try and it works really well for me. It’s like an additional little hard disk and I can simply drag and drop stuff onto it. It’s fast, can easily be erased and overwritten up to 100.000 times and it is said to be much more reliable than the common dvd-r/dvd+r , not to mention dvd rw.
So if anybody is still using WIN XP and looking for cheap additional backup method, most multi dvd drives can handle DVD rams very well and I bought a 3pack Verbatim for 5,99 € today which is okay for a rewritable medium. (you have to download an additional driver for XP and deactivate the automatic cd-burning function in “My Computer/DVD-Drive/Properties/Record” for the simple drag and drop to work).
PS: It speaks volumes that LG , the manufacturer of my very common DVD drive doesnt even mention this on the homepage nor in support, and it is not described in the manual! In Contrast, I read dozens of comments from happy users on the web who said that DVD ram is still their first choice when it comes to longterm backups of important data.
Anybody of you using DVD RAM ?
Congratulations on the new paw Love your funk tracks
Congrats Gari, welcome new neighbour
@Phil: yes, good info, thank you! Luckily I observed a few features the weeks before so I became not quite so frustrated when sales didn’t skyrocket immediately.
But i will definitely not complain – its so great to have that exposure for four weeks and your name and avatar visible on the frontpage. I’m deeply thankful for that.
So, you just got your cool new avatar right in time, Gari.
It’s a great piece of music and I wish you many sales!
Looks good. Congratulations
Congrats simaudio. I’m happy for you
Hey sweetwave, I know you are a drummer since you’ve said on your profile page that this was what you’re doing when you’re not recording. Are you using real drums or programmed drums? What percentage do u use real drums/programmed drums? Do you/would you always prefer real drums or do you have situations where you actually prefer programmed drums?