Posts by SonicCube

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  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
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SonicCube says

You need like a 100 songs you made like Bluesy Guitar! That’s where you shine! You would make money if you had a lot more Bad Ass Guitarist tunes! Forget Corporate it’s flooded with tunes, no one will ever notice you! Be the Guitarist that you were meant to be! 8-)

I can only repeat this 1000 times ! Hard to see other AJ authors making much more sales in a short period of time with corporate tracks, but it makes no sense trying to be something you’re not. I tried to do some corporate tracks, but they do hardly sell. Be it that they are not good enough, or that peopke do not expect this from me and do not look in my portfolio for this kind of music.

My best selling stuff is some energetic guitar music by the way and this get’s used for sports shows and advertisings where not the mediocre corporate sound is desired. So, there’s a good chance you will sell guitar music as well :)

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SonicCube says

Hey Adi

cool thing, can’t wait to test it out !! Maybe you can use some of Imphenzia’s ideas or script’s in your project : http://blog.imphenzia.com/2011/11/19/scripts-for-watermarking-and-encoding-audio/

Thank you for giving this tool away for free and all the time you invested !

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SonicCube says

Many of us where complaining about the search engine since quite a long time. Every now and then we adapt to the search engine routine trying to get the most sales possible. Everytime they change something on the algorythm without letting us know what magic it does now, some authors experience lower sales.

I honestly don’t know where the problem is to simply have the search engine working with the tags and maybe also use some of item description. But the whorst thing is having a search engine and not knowing where the heck it get’s it’s results from.

Many buyers possibly adapted to this problem by simply browsing the top item or top authors pages. By that they find what they need in the shortest time, even if there where maybe better suiting tracks burried in the marketplace (time is money).

Anyway, i’m not sure if i’d be happy when everything changes again and i see my sales droping dramaticaly because of that. I also have family to feed and rely on some of the income from Envato.

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SonicCube says


I know this has been discussed more than once here, BUT it would be really nice if the reviewers would at least give some type of feedback detailing the reason for a rejection. I don’t see why something as quick as a sentence or two is so hard to fathom versus the copy/paste statement we get now that tells the author absolutely nothing.
I agree with you. Would be nice to know the exact reason why a song gets declined. The generic feedback does NOTHING to help the author fix or avoid the same mistakes next time around.

Well, i might earn even more negative bonus from this post, but it’s freedom of speech :)

First of all, it’s not my intention to offend any of the reviewers as they do a good job most of the time. But i think it’s not a good practice that reviewers are also authors here and have been around here a while before being a reviewer for Audiojungle. Reviewers should be completely “neutral” and not even active in the forums, as they could very easy like or dislike authors based on postings in the forums.

Furthermore i find it a bit strage that a reviewer with (for example) a classical music background reviews a trance or hiphop track. Is he really aware about the production techniques this genre uses ?

I just had a rejection of a Dub track and got a quite detailed answer why it has been rejected. But how can you ask for “natural and realistic” sounding instruments in a Dub track where everything is about FX and Sonic manipulation ? How can you critisize the (slightly) distorted organ sound when this was intended and a very common practice in this genre ?

As i said, not to be understood offensive as i’m sure he did that with good intentions in mind, but it’s just not really as i should be in my opinion.

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SonicCube says

Hello

same for me here. As you can see, i had one month with tripple the amount of clicktroughs, but less in referrals. I decided to invest less time into promoting outside of Envato and invest more in cleaning up my portfolio (keywords, descriptions etc.)

Not sure what exactly helps more, but i will hopefully find out :)

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SonicCube says

Hello There

please have a look at my portfolio in the electronic / Trance / House section here : http://audiojungle.net/collections/702142-club-dance?utf8=%E2%9C%93&sort_by=sales_count&type_id=702142

Or you can also check on iTunes and Beatport some of my (older) releaes.

Beatport : http://www.beatport.com/artist/sonic-cube/12871 iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/ch/artist/sonic-cube/id121015067

If you think this coud work for you, please get back to me trough my profile email with all the details for the project.

Thank you and good luck with the project.

Daniel

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SonicCube says

Just try to compose some other genres as well. My portfolio for example contains not many Corporate tracks, and the ones i have do hardly sell. I have a wide range of styles, because i do 90% of the time just what i like and maybe the other 10% trying to do something that is on demand on AJ. Some people argued that having just one style in your portfolio is better, because the buyer knows “for Rock i go to Author XY and for Jazz to Author VZ”. This could be true i guess, but on the other hand, if you don’t succeed with that, it’s better to have some other things in your portfolio.

After a time you can possibly see, that your Jazz (or whatever) tracks sell best, because your maybe best at that style. Then you can go ahead in that direction.

Just an idea, no proof for anything i’ve said :)

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SonicCube says

I might look into battery…exs24 is just long pain sometimes.. as logic x in general… well, for me .. Thanks Daniel!

battery is very good on this, as you can simply select one of the “pads” where you want the sample to be loaded and browse with the finder trough your audio files which will be played in real time (as long as you have a midi note that triggers the selected pad in your arrangement). I use this often to replace kickdrums, or any other drumsound that does not sound good in a later state of the track.

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SonicCube says

Why not converting the sample into a sampler instrument (done with one klick) ? The you can simply shift the key / note or on some samplers (NI Konakt and Battery) you can preview the sample thet you want to lead in realtime on the position where the note is.

Even if you could replace / swap the audiofile in the arrangement window / timeline, there will be the problem of starting points of you other audiofiles / fx.

Another way would also be to use apple loops.

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SonicCube says

Haha, poor me ! I’m a Bassplayer moved a long time ago into production and using the keyboard to record notes for allmost 90% of my music … what does that mean tho ?

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