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Sophonic says

Why does The Queen always look so unimpressed?
Lol, thats all I was thinking every time they showed her. I thought for sure when the handicapped kids were done singing she would at least crack a smile or even possibly slap her hands together, but nothing. What do I know though, maybe as a Queen she is not supposed to or something.

Mr. Bean was pretty funny, and Rings looked awesome. I thought it was very good opening ceremony, nice job!

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Sophonic says

I think when people say front page exposure they mean first page of category search results when a buyer searches by category. By default when someone searches by category newest items show first unless that search is than changed by user to show different results like sales or something.

This is when most people experience the most sales, so it is actually meaningful. I have seen some hits become hits by the first week exposure. Then it usually gets help by top seller list and maybe becoming featured item the following week and gets picked up by a few videohive projects.

My sales grow every month purely because of the promotion off site I do so I don’t rely on “front page exposure”. So I would say if you plan on doing off site promotion than upload your tracks now, if your tracks are not on the site there is no chance of selling, you can always write more music later as well.

If your music is the best in the category it will sell, plenty of buyers around any month.

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Sophonic says

As stated in the past thread about this, most people really like the flexibility of being able to do it ourselves so it doesn’t ruin certain parts of the preview song and interfere with the tracks volume levels.

I would be upset if they ever changed it to something automated we can’t control.

The best part of it is that it prevents authors from coming here and flooding the market place with tons of songs all at once.

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Sophonic says

MusicLab Real Guitar is decent, as is electri6ity, but that’s it, they’re just decent. Decent is not good.

Guitar strumming just hasn’t been done well yet. They all still sound kinda crap. You would have to record hundreds of variations of each chord and each strum pattern to get a remotely accurate sample library AND then be able program it correctly – and no-one has attempted this yet.

I would rather have a beginner guitar student play some simple strums on my music than use a sample library (and I am a big fan of sample libraries in general).

I guess it depends on how the end product (the music) is going to be used. If it’s just some generic background stuff that isn’t going to be used prominently, than fine, but I don’t know, I just can’t bring myself to use guitar VST ’s. Guitars, violins, and the trumpet are still the instruments that have not been sampled well by any company yet.
Yup, I can always tell within a second when someone is using one of those strum sounds. I guess if you don’t play guitar its better than nothing.
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Sophonic says

Great stuff here. I really agree with you JHunger, one of the main things I have realized that I needed to change in my Stock writing material is simplicity.

Sometimes I feel like I add too much, too many changes, melodies, instruments. It gets too busy. This is my goal for 2012 is to “Dumb” things down a bit.

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Sophonic says

I recently had an email exchange with the support team for the same situation: using my song in an intro sequence (same intro without any modifications) in multiple YouTube videos that makes money via ads. The conclusion is that a regular license is fine for this propose as its considered a series within a single project and the videos aren’t being sold directly.

Seems conclusive to me, so regular license is fine. Thanks for clearing it up.

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Sophonic says

I always thought a regular license would cover a single youtube video, monetized or not. I think if you don’t know for sure you should be careful about telling people they need an extended license, last thing anyone would want to do is scare away potential business from the site.

If it is the case they would need an extended there should be a well written section in the license thats clear for youtube users, considering they seem to be a huge part of the buyer community.

I think someone official should step in here quick.

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Sophonic says

Wow, thats awesome.

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Sophonic says


Nice, Im interested to hear what “Simple Beauty” will sound like now. I’ll be looking out for it.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks! ;)

Great song Phil, just listened start to finish. Really well done!

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Sophonic says

It would be great, could be way more efficient with our tags.

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