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There are other stock music sites, but I don’t think it would be wise to talk about them on Audio Jungle forum :)

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It’s all about THE FLAM. Just kidding. What sample libraries are you using that even have these types of rim shot accents? Those things can destroy your sticks fairly quickly.
In reality, rimshots do not destroy sticks faster. Bad technique destroys sticks faster. There are amateur drummers who eat 3 pair of drumsticks with bad technique under 2 hours, and there are great drummers with great technique who play a lot of time without breaking sticks.

You are kidding me right? Metal vs wood = gouges and divots in wood, gouges weaken wood – that’s just simple physics. You can’t completely prevent an edged metal surface from gouging wood. You can extend the life of your sticks with good technique, but the kind of rim shots we are talking about will definitely damage and weaken your sticks more than regular snare hits, especially if you doing it hit after hit.

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It’s all about THE FLAM. Just kidding. What sample libraries are you using that even have these types of rim shot accents? Those things can destroy your sticks fairly quickly.

If you have a really rocking part of a song where more snare volume/rimshot sounds good, then by all means use it, but I wouldn’t use it all the time…I would treat it like an accent where musically appropriate. Especially if you have snare hits that aren’t on 2 and 4 (I know, I know, probably not applicable to anything on this site :)

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I have to agree with what others have said- perhaps your track is a bit too minimalistic/sparse. It certainly has the corporate vibe, but it’s begging for something to happen in the middle :)

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Most of the other libraries I’ve seen besides AJ make their previews pretty poor quality, this site doesn’t do that?

In general I’m pretty “meh” about watermarking and DRM especially. If someone is going to pay for something they’ll pay for it, and if they plan to steal it they will steal it…all the DRM in the world won’t change that. I think if someone is really worried about their stuff getting stolen, they can always do adrev, content id, or whatever.

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Of course, how could you not? Like everyone else says, I wouldn’t mess with it when it comes to Kontakt, then again, I would never buy a Kontakt drum library for this specific reason. This is one of those times when something programmed for VST/AU trumps the hell out of Kontakt – Kontakt has its limits. Hell, I released a drum sample library and it wasn’t long before someone pointed out I needed to add multiple outs to my VST, which I promptly did. I then went on to try to implement multiple outputs in the Kontakt version of my library, and promptly gave up, because too much of the work falls on the user.

Once I saw an interview with one of the native instrument boys talking about one of their drum libraries, and the interviewer asked him if he could swap out different parts of the kit, and the NI guy said, “Ummmm, no, that would mess up the tone we were going for with each kit.” I chuckled, because I knew he was full of it, and that it’s just not possible to do stuff like that with Kontakt scripting. Technically it might be possible, by loading ALL THE KITS, and hiding the groups you don’t want, but there’s no way to dynamically allocate memory or anything like that through a ksp script, so you’d end up with a huge library, but I digress.

But I think at the end of the day people definitely need to be able to process individual parts of the kit, or at least have the option.

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You could always bite the bullet and host your files with Amazon S3 and pay like $0.12 a month for the bandwidth and storage you’ll likely use. Amazon is the best host I’ve come across – before that I used 4-5 garbage hosts (including Godaddy). Maybe overkill for photo hosting, then again, you’d have a place to host anything reliably and quickly, for pennies a month…they only charge you for what you use.

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Yeah, songs with ocean sound (or any kind of non-music sound really) usually get rejected.

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Yes, unfortunately everything sounds like everything else, it’s part of the headache of the modern world. Even Madonna wants to sound like dubstep and Nicki Minaj, instead of herself (whatever that might be). It’s sort of sad when music has become little more than trends, and what’s trending, but unfortunately, that’s the only way to sell anything – be just different enough get noticed, but safe enough to sell. But then, maybe that’s the way it’s always been?

I think it’s pretty awesome that a buyer has gotten fed up with the homogeneity enough to comment on it, so I tip my hat to you sir, but on the other hand, stock/commercial music is always going to sound at least a bit the same, as there’s only so much that can be done with the same formulas.

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yup 3 or 4 years ago, where the full track price is only $16 + no VAT for EU buyer but i’m still in GraphicRiver back then, it’s the era where everything you’ve made sells. but today having 20 or 25 sales a month considered averange sales.
Sales on AJ have gone up more than 100% since then…
and new author grow up more than 100% too prestashopthemes

Yeah, but rejections have gone up more than 100%, so maybe it balances out.

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