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adammonroe says

http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/forumdisplay.php/77-Principles-of-Orchestration-On-line

This is quite good for a more classical approach – I’d recommend dipping in and out of it though, it’s not something to read cover to cover

Recording revolution guy looks really good – will check out some if his stuff now :)

+1 Really opened my eyes to orchestral “coloring”.

As far as actual audio production, I don’t know, it’s sort of weird isn’t it? I mean, I can put in a professionally mixed and mastered cd and think, “wow, this is mixed really middy” but maybe it works for that genre (rock or punk.) I can put in another cd and think “wow, this sounds way too compressed and the bass is making it all sound muddy,” but maybe that’s the standard these these days? I think mixing/mastering is just like everything else; there are trends, things change, ect. I think once you find what works for you and your music there you go! Balance that with what AudioJungle wants (because it might not be the same thing). I’ve learned a lot over the years, have a nice bag of tricks, and there is always more to learn, always more tips and tricks, but at the end of the day it’s more art than science and just using your ear and knowing what you want the mix to sound like, and knowing what needs to be cut, boosted, altered, or fiddled with.

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adammonroe says

Hmmm that does seem like a good deal. As far as I know the big deal with the Hollywood stuff is that the patches just take forever to load, but if you are loading a full virtual orchestra it is going to take forever to load anyway IMO. As far as the woodwinds…if you already have some nice woodwinds I would just switch it out for something else. When I think of Hollywood sounding scores, woodwinds that have that “big Hollywood sound” don’t really come to mind, you know? Maybe partly because modern Hollywood scores no longer use woodwinds :-) But they don’t sound that bad in the demos…

As far as RA gos I think anything can be useful if properly mixed and used correctly.

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adammonroe says

looped.

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Hmmm I guess it depends where in the world you live. I don’t know if it is possible to make a living especially considering how big the market is and how many people are in it. Digital commodities are fun but now that they have grown up it is easy to see that each market can become saturated rather quickly…supply and demand type thing. Most of us will probably have to be content with extra income.

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adammonroe says

I would just use the wave files if everything is fine in terms of performance.

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I think more certain composers influence me, but music is sort of cross-pollinating anyway. I think more it’s the other way around where certain compositions demand certain instruments and tones. Right now American pop music is pure garbage so that is definitely not influencing me, but I like Jazz and would probably work banjos and harmonicas into things if I had them around. Ben Franklin’s Glass glass Armonica is pretty fascinating, and of course, the electric guitar is pretty ubiquitous.

American folk music is nice but modern country music is not very good.

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adammonroe says

Nice. Great Idea. Here’s a composition I made that I never even tried to upload to Audio Jungle.

Light Jazz Romantic Piano Solo Composition – Adam Monroe – Walking in the Park

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Nice.

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‘Merican, C++, and Music.

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Not addressed to me but I do have experience using internet marketing…

Internet advertising costs too much for promotion of AudioJungle items IMO unless you are a big player selling hundreds of tracks per month (you won’t get your money back). The problem with it is that it’s too hard to target such a select group that might be interested in purchasing music. You pay for youtube advertising, most people aren’t there to buy stock music. You pay for Facebook advertising most people are there to goof around. You pay for Google adwords…better just to try some SEO and get ranked high for free. These are just my personal experiences with paid internet advertising.

However, If all you want is exposure you can buy a few thousand views on youtube, but there’s no guarantee anyone will actually watch your video…but you will get your views up! I think youtube has become like everything else wherein a few established content providers hold the majority of the eyeballs and it’s really hard to break into if you don’t already have an audience. They don’t even allow video responses anymore – that’s how I was pulling most of my views. Probably better just to network for free, but requires a huge investment in SPAM-TIME and there’s probably a good chance you’ll end up annoying 99% of the people you spam. Probably the best thing to do is to try to hook up with someone who makes videos people actually watch and get them to use your music. I think that’s really one of the only ways to get people to hear your music.

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