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Erick_McNerney says

Only 18 sales, very bad month for me, but I am motivated to do my best and things will pick up soon, I guess! :)

5 sales for me. I would welcome that turn around everyone else is seeing :)

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Erick_McNerney says


What I am saying – and I will stand by it – is that the stock audio industry has a generic component to it by nature…

Sure, but you’re still missing the point. Which is that Tuts+ is owned by Envato. So it’s kind of funny that they publish a tutorial essentially saying: “searching through AudioJungle is tedious and time consuming, so just make your own tracks, don’t buy your music there”.

...like creating a suitable track from scratch isn’t more time consuming, but that’s a different story…

It’s actually quite appalling and unprofessional. Giving the delusion that everyone and their mother and brother can write music. Not everyone can create high quality music. Sure, everyone can play or strum a chord here and there, and maybe even become halfway decent with a little practice. But we also need to be realistic. They are really saying, okay, so instead of settling for other people’s generic music, you should just write your own generic music. Fatalistic a bit I think.

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Erick_McNerney says


I don’t know. I don’t find that first paragraph particularly offensive, in part because it is true.
Sorry you feel that way about yourself, since they called your music generic. I know there is some generic sounding music on AJ, but why would they mention that AND loop all AJ composers into the same mold. I’m getting the feeling from this and other business practices, that they really don’t care about their composers. That’s a shame, because without us they make no money! Maybe it’s time to show them how much they really will miss us!

And if the reviewers are looking for good music that is unique to the marketplace, they should not be accepting “generic” music. And that term is subjective anyway. Its more an indictment of the reviewers than the authors.

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Erick_McNerney says


Sorry you feel that way about yourself, since they called your music generic. I know there is some generic sounding music on AJ,
It’s not “some” it’s MOST. Most of the music here is generic by design. I see nothing wrong with being honest about that.

But it’s kind of throwing us under the bus.

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Erick_McNerney says

Thanks ActionPackedAudio! Both libraries sound great :)

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Erick_McNerney says

Sorry, my title is wrong. Should be “Any good Latin and Spanish libraries?” Thanks!

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Erick_McNerney says

I currently have EW Gypsy, which is pretty much the only library I have that has anything remotely Spanish or Latin. Some decent patches, but I want more stuff, like Mariachi. I don’t need anything Flamenco or Guitar related (I can do that myself) ;) I also have EZdrummer with the Latin Percussion expansion. Not a lot of sounds, but combined with Gypsy and that, I think I have a lot to work with. Any other suggestions? Maybe something I’m missing with these 2 (above) libraries? I am very eager to get started on the contest, but just haven’t had the time yet. I want to make sure I have everything I need at my disposal :) Of course I would prefer anything free, but if there’s something affordable out there, I’m all for it.

Just as a side note, is Chromophone good for a Latin or Spanish sound?

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Erick_McNerney says

The hybrid symphonic genre. I feel out of my element a little. I know nothing about how to get the effects people do. Here is my measly attempt. The most out of the ordinary thing I did was used virtual guitar amps on the violins and cellos.

http://audiojungle.net/item/dark-epic-battle/8659130
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Erick_McNerney says
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Erick_McNerney says

I feel that this is not yet ready for AJ. What do you think I can do (if anything) to make it AJ ready?

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