if you really want to make it 900×900, do this:
1. hit cmd-N (or on windows control-N) to create a new document.
2. enter the sizes: 900×900 into the width/height fields
3. open the image in a separate window and hit cmd-A (or ctrl-A) to select everything. make sure everything is merged down to one layer! now copy it into your clipboard by hitting cmd-C
4. go to the other window with the blank 900×900 document, hit cmd-V!
5. now the only thing you have to do is resize the pasted image to make it fit. you can also just use this to crop out the most significant part of your graphic
6. save – done!
so….after 5 months still no audio jobs. I feel left out…
I released an EP last month and thought you might love to listen to some of the tracks as well.
Here is a short description about the album:
This EP is an exploration of old childhood memories, nature, classical music, mystery stories, fairytales and the deep ends of the soul. As a child, I always listened to a record, called “Traumzauberbaum” – which is the main inspiration for this album. Most tracks are arranged for piano and others are made to perform with a small ensemble or strings and woodwinds. If this album generates some revenues, I will invest them in the production of a full-length album, recorded with real instrumentalists, including even newer, unpublished tracks and an immersive soundscape that ties the album together into one endless web of thoughts and dreams.
Now take a rest, make a cup of tea and enjoy! And if you like, buy the EP!
(2 additional hidden tracks are included in the digital download)
awesome. you know what would be cool also:
if you upload one of your tracks and you could instantly find videos (i.e. on vimeo or youtube) that use this track. it would help me to track down where my production actually ends up. but it can also help find unauthorized usage of our material. I am thinking about something similar like the tinyeye search or the reverse google images search, only for music.
why didn’t this happen yet? why is the marketplace open only for services like HTML and Design?
I share your opinion, matteo.
but I think you can still squeeze a lot of sound out of your track, using simple compression and eq-ing.
1. put a compressor on your drum samples. maybe compress each drum sound separately. make them sound a little more punchier/snappy by adjusting attack and release of the compressor.
2. play more with panorama levels
3. add a multiband compressor to your final track or if you haven’t already, use an analysation tool like the one from blue cat (http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_FreqAnalyst/) to figure out which frequency needs more boost or an adjustment and then adjust via the multiband OR an eq
4. layer your sounds. It took me a while until I figured out what an improvement this actually is to the overall sound. try it!
5. some instruments don’t really need tight quantization. in fact, it helps your track to sound more vibrant and “alive” if some of the instruments have a so-called “chaotic moment”, that is when most of the notes don’t exactly hit the measure when played together. this especially applies for drums, accoustic and fingered bass, piano, bells, strings, pizzicatos
I hope that helps a bit
I recently released a futuristic sound pack with transitional/click sounds that might fit in well for infomercials: http://audiojungle.net/item/futuristic-sound-pack-1/5271739