Thanks Abir, this is a great tool for assessing the dynamic range of your compositions. I have found it difficult to reach an “official” DR of 14. That rating is considered the “primo” dynamic range rating for songs. But at the same time, it’s kind of up to personal taste and the type of music to which you are applying it. It’s funny that the whole “loudness war” thing focusses on Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” album. I’ll bet the reason Death Magnetic has an overall DR rating of 4 is due to the liklihood that Metallica was attempting to attain their “older” classic sound. I personally thought they did a good job of doing that. But, I like the idea of having more dynamic range in music, and I think it’s a good idea to have a “standard” implemented. Anyway, thanks again for posting the link.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to listen to AJ tracks on an iPad or iPhone? I was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything in the works for making this happen. With the “big boom” in these products, I wonder if sales might increase if this was possible. I’m on my iPad right now, and I find myself wishing I could listen to AJ tracks.
This sounds like a great idea! I can’t wait to give it a shot.
To be honest I’m trying to avoid sample libaries. Maybe because: 1. my PC is quite slow – it can let say run max 4 movement detectors in snail departament in local zoo and thats it, 2. guitars … is it not better to learn play on them 3. costs …
I’m with you rtofvnt, for the most part and pretty much for the same reasons. I do ocaisionaly use loops from Magix though, and once in a while I will even step all the way back to an Acid loop here or there. I think Acid loops were the progenitors of loop recording. I could be wrong though. Who knows where, and who started it all?
Congratulations on your first sale! It looks like Liam did a good job on answering your question. In fact, if anything, posting it on audiojungle shows copyright ownership as long as someone else can’t prove they had the song before you. There will be records with Envato that show the date you uploaded it.
Anyways, I wish you luck with continued sales!
I think prices a perfect the way they are considering the current state of the world economy. For most people, these are hard times, and spending is down. It would be inadvisable in my opinion, to raise prices any time soon. I do agree that over time, prices will need to come up in order to keep established authors interested, but now is likley not that time.
Great thread Mihai,
I am a guitarist first and keyboardist second, so for those guitarists out there that want to be able to play really cool sounding keys, you might want to try the Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer. I recently bought one and it has some great sounds.
Lately however, I’ve been working heavily on nylon guitar songs. Here’s what I used to record Spanish Fly:
Godin Multiac Nylon Natur plugged into a Roland Acoustic Chorus AC-90 amp. I go straight out of the headphone jack right into the computer through the mic jack. The reverb that you hear on “Spanish Fly” comes from the AC-90. There is a chorus and delay on the AC-90 as well, but I rarely use them. The Godin Multiac has a three-band EQ built in and I set the high end up a bit in the mix. This makes for that crisp nylon sound.
For Rock/Metal I use an Ibanez Steve Vai Custom (6-string). I’m not much into drop tuning. Sometimes I wish I was though. Modern Metal players make some incredible sounds drop tuning. But I’m more of a classic Rock and Metal kind of guy.
I also occasionally use a Peavy bass from time-to-time for bass lines, but I find myself using computer software for my bass lines more often than not.
Anyway, I really like this thread. I think a lot of people will find it useful.
Thanks guys and gals.