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PhilLarson says

Yep, woke up this morning to see it happened to me as well… And I had a dream (nightmare) literally moments before that most of my sales this month needed sales reversals and that I had lost nearly everything. :D

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PhilLarson says

Hi there, We have been nominated for the “Sample developer Awards 2014” in the “Best upcoming sample developer” category. Would you be so kind to give us a vote if you like what we do? http://theaudiospotlight.com/sample-developer-awards-2014/

Thanks!
Jesus G Wavesfactory

You got a vote from me as well! Good luck! :)

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PhilLarson says

So… am I seeing this right? $15 USD to buy? That’s a steal! Why have I not known about this instrument? I love it!

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PhilLarson says


Yeah, push notifications have stopped for me as well.
Is it working now?

Still not working. But thanks for still trying to fix it! :)

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PhilLarson says

Graham, for the health of the marketplace and for your own emotional health, slow down! ;)

I see you are submitting a TON of cinematic, dramatic, suspenseful pieces lately… but I sort your portfolio by sales and what seems to be selling from you the best is motivational, feel good, ambient pieces…not the epic stuff.

You are good at the cinematic epic stuff, yes. But what you bring to the motivational category seems to be very original, and people are attracted to them and they sell.

Take “A Beautiful Life,” “Butterfly,” “Ambient Guitar…,” “Resolution (personally, I think this one should be a full track)” .. those songs are GOLD and should be selling at least in the 30’s by now, each…but I’m afraid are getting lost in your massive portfolio of 0-1 sales.

They also fit with your colorful branding… not sure the epic stuff does so much. If you want to be an epic guy, create a logo more sinister-looking, like Sky Productions. ;) I encouraged him to change his logo for a long time before he made this most recent change. This bird just fits him, better. Personally, I think you’re a GREAT motivational song kind of guy (and the stuff sells well). Think about it.

Just some thoughts. Take ‘em or leave ‘em.

Good luck! :bigsmile:

Phil

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PhilLarson says

Congrats, friend! Now we’ve all seen a picture of you and STILL don’t know what you look like…

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PhilLarson says

Yeah, push notifications have stopped for me as well.

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PhilLarson says

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PhilLarson says

Incredibly helpful, guys. Thank you!

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PhilLarson says

I’d like your help and this is something that I don’t think really has been discussed much here in the forums. I would still consider myself somewhat new at this – composing music. And what I’ve really come to grips with is my need for improving my mixing and mastering skills. So, I’d like to know what you guys know, if you’d be willing to share, because I have a lot to learn still, in my opinion:

I did much of my learning of midi early on in FruityLoops and Reason. Most of my instruments early on have been mono instruments. Almost 2 years ago, I started working with a lot of EastWest/Quantum Leap sound libraries and with it came better samples and stereo instruments.

What I’ve found is that the higher-quality stereo instruments create a more “real” sound to your compositions, add depth, and also add another level of complexity to mixing and mastering (now you got 2 pan knobs to work with, not 1! :D ). While you lose some depth and “realness” to mono instruments, there is also less complexity to the sound and I can seem to make a mono instrument pop up much more up front in the mix than stereo instruments at times.

My questions for you: Is it smart to have a mix of both in a song? How do you choose to use a mono version of an instrument vs. a stereo version when composing? Am I right in saying that there is less complexity to mixing mono instruments and should I gravitate to mono instruments if it is a lead part that I want way up front in the mix?

Am I making any sense? I kind of feel stupid for asking this. But I’m still learning (which I believe we always need to be doing)! Thanks for your help! :)

Phil

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