I understand Josh completely. I’m also thinking about putting most of my new music for free. I’m putting in way more energy and money than I’m earning. Also, having a full time job, I can’t do it any more.
But I want people to hear what I’ve made. I just want to put it out there. There’s no point in having hundreds of tracks sitting on a hard drive. I can’t sell them. They’re not of enough sound quality for my taste. And those that are, are not for this market.
Here are three reasons for my failure here, as they add up to what’s been said so far on the theme:
When I came here 3 years ago, I first researched what’s selling. So I made a motivational track. But I just couldn’t stick to the theme. I like changing themes a lot. Since most of music here is used as background music, it shouldn’t draw too much attention to itself, but instead just have a good texture and sound (of course, that’s just my opinion). On the other hand I like melodies, harmonies and drawing attention. Tried to refrain…
The second is quality of production, sound quality, that is how many good libraries you have. And that’s usually a matter of money! Good samples, effects, monitors, computers and other stuff cost a lot and a lot of it. I simply can’t buy everything I need to materialize my ideas as I imagine them. Will take me a few years to get most of the tools (and experience probably).
The third is lack of marketing and ideas of doing it effectively.
So it does make sense to put it out for free. I don’t believe that’s going to hurt anyone. If it doesn’t sell, or wouldn’t sell, then there’s no real difference for the market or the artist’s pocket. And top productions are always going to sell.
I’m not going to leave audiojungle, I’ll post a track eventually, just can’t justify doing this seriously any more.
Or if you have money, you can buy an external RAID controller (thunderbolt interface), a bunch of SSD disks and put them all in RAID 0 – can’t get faster than that
Or even put them in RAID 5, so if one disk fails, you just replace it and it recovers (no need to reinstall gigabytes of samples).
But it would cost several hundred euros/dollars.
If I had money, I would do that
The cost effective compromise would be to use mechanical 7200rpm disks instead and put them in raid. But a USB3 might not be enough for the amount of data, and would be a bottleneck, so in this case a thunderbolt would probably be required
I would just add to the list:
John Powell – how to train your dragon soundtrack is awesome
Elmer Bernstein – magnificent seven
e.s. posthumus – awesome music (used in films), if you didn’t hear this, you missed a lot
nicola piovani – la vita e bella soundtrack
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Once you make a choice, is it possible to change your subscription, for example switch from “receiving payments to a card” to “bank transfer”?