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Welcome to Sonar Platinum club!


Hm. I recommend another try. Installation takes literally 5 seconds and it’s not a DAW, it’s a universe. ;)

I know how versatile and customizable it can be, I loved some of the features and would really like them in my own DAW. The sad part is it was way too unstable every time I tried to check it. And way too many people I talked with had the same problem. So grats to people who have no issues with it!

I’ll pass for now, upgraded my Sonar to Platinum just yesterday, gotta catch up with that. But I’ll give it a go sometime… again :)
Nice to see other people in club Sonar, although I currently use Sonar Professional.

Reaper has some nice pitch-shifting effects that I sometimes use.

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10 years experience? Please! I have over 500 years experience in the stock music world! I was a ghost writer for Bach, and an arranger on some of the early Beethoven symphonies. I have been using FL studio for over 300 years when it was in early beta-testing stage, and I was a PERSONAL CONSULTANT to Digidesign during Protools development. Wagner was a personal friend of mine, and I finally got some of his music placed in a big Hollywood Film called Apocalypse now starring Charlie “the ma” Sheen, perhaps you’ve heard of it? Let’s see, what else. I was a session drummer on most of the Beatles records, Michael Jackson’s personal sound engineer, and I taught Clive Davis everything he knows. I have my own production company with 1,000,000,000,000 employees and a back catalog of 10^5000 tracks, but I’ve come to Audio Jungle and decided to upload only my 3 worst sounding tracks and write a few paragraphs about how much Audio Jungle sucks so everyone can see what a big deal I am.

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I don’t think it is random, but I do think it is a highly subjective and human process and I think one reviewer might reject a track while another reviewer would approve it AND vice versa AND I’ve always thought this, because how else could be? Likely every author has had the experience of uploading similar tracks with similar composition that use the same libraries and are mixed the same way and one gets approved and the other doesn’t. So yeah, highly subjective, coupled with the fact that their standards have gone WAY WAY UP can easily make it seem like rejections are random.

Your track actually sounds really good though, very commercially viable IMO. There is a weird noise at about 0:04 – sounds like some papers shuffling or something – and 0:10, and a bit of high-frequency noise in places (we are talking 17-19kHz range here) hard to believe such tiny things could be the reason for rejection when the track as a whole is quite good, but like I said the standards are pretty high these days.

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Ah I see, I understand the whole long-term-investment thing. I had to finally quit dead-end jobs to focus on pursuing such a thing myself and it is starting to pay off. Big steady paychecks are nice, but at the end of the day I think it’s better to have many smaller paychecks that keep coming back and that you have already done the work for. You do work for other people, you invest a little in them, you do work exclusively for yourself, you invest exclusively in yourself. I can’t speak so much for Audio Jungle, but from other things I do my personal goal for passive income is around $1000-$1500 a month – seems like a good, reasonable, achievable target and an amount of money that will free up a lot of my time to focus on things I really want to do. But of course, a lot of work to get there…

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Oh wow they finally came in! Although I didn’t participate in this contest I have been anxious to listen to the winning compositions.

Winning track sounds great, well deserved.

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I don’t know man, how much work have you put into stock music to pull $200-300 a month out of it? My guess is A LOT. If you don’t mind doing a lot of work to get incremental gains, then I say continue to build your library, because passive income is nice, but there are plenty easier ways to make money in life (even passive income) than stock music, so if it’s a money thing…I think I’d have to carefully consider it. For me, the issue is more what else am I going to do with my music? But these days I am working on personal projects more than stock music.

Of course I’m speaking as someone from the USA, if someone lives in Eastern Europe or something $300 is a living wage!

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Google pimp-slapped everyone who had non-dynamic pages a few months back, maybe has something to do with it. Internet 2.0, 3.0 (or whatever version we are in) is trying to force everyone into dynamic layouts, so content looks “good” across all devices. Funny thing is, depending on what you are selling, smartphone users might never buy anything from you in a million years. I know this is the case with my personal website. :) This is the future of the internet, as long as everyone is still pooping their pants over smartphones. Personally, I just don’t think mobile users are the ones spending money online, because using a smartphone to do more than check e-mail or use Facebook is kind of a pain in the butt, no matter how optimized developers try to make it, navigating a small screen that you have to imprecisely touch is just an inherently bad experience.

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Nah. Microsoft really dropped the ball with Windows 8 and the whole, “we are going to make your desktop look and act like a pain in the ass tablet” thing. They have recanted quite a bit, but I still see that stupid tiles are there in Windows 10. I’m sure you can remove them, but the point is more why is Microsoft so stubborn? Why can’t they give up on sticking us with things no one wants?

On the plus side, Microsoft doesn’t completely break everything when they make a new version of their OS (I’m looking at you Apple) but as people who use their computers for more than just e-mail and Facebook, I think the wise thing to do is to hang back, research, and make sure that all your audio drivers and legacy software is going to function properly under Windows 10.

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we are not an authority. many worse songs selling in this work. bad sound bad composition etc. hundreds of sales…

real authority customers, buyers… because money comes from there.

I just say

I did not deserve hard reject.

Unfortunately this site is becoming hard-reject central, so it is just something we have to deal with if we want to try and sell music here now. I don’t think complaining about it will likely change anything, because we’ve all been complaining about it for months now, to no effect. This is just the way it is now so…yeah it sucks, but that’s just the way it is. Just glad I was able to get in when I did, sneak a few tracks in here, and make a couple dollars before the hammer really came down.

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