Thanks for all the kind words friends. Make sure if you didn’t get a chance to do the A/B comparison of the two mics. It seems most people who have clicked on this thread just played the 2m57 link that I originally posted months ago.
I did have a number of followers who are potential future clients so it’s probably not without some added benefit in the long run but either way it’s kind of fun to be up there for a week. Here is to increased sales for all of us though! (cheers!)
I always enjoy when people share their experiences through being a featured author or having a featured track. I have now had both. Two weeks ago I was the featured Author so I thought I would share with you some stats.
Week Prior Feature: 41 Sales
Feature Week: 29 Sales
Week After Feature: 30 sales
The Dollar amount was slightly higher than the week after but a good deal lower than the week before. I had roughly 25 new followers the week of being featured which is obviously way more than I would usually get.
So while it was nice to be featured it really did nothing for sales which seems to be the case generally for other Authors who have discussed their feature week. A couple years ago when I had the featured file that file skyrocketed to the top sellers list for the 4 weeks it was visible on the AJ homepage and then went back to normal after it was off the homepage. I guess you could conclude that actual customers generally aren’t all that interested in crawling a single authors profile to find the track they are looking for. Either way it was nice to have my week up there.
Feel free to comment with your own experiences on here!
Ok it’s been sometime but I finally got around to rerecording this with my new microphone. If you saw this before and listened to the Cover the vocals were originally recorded with an sm57 at the time. Now that I have my new mic which is a modified Apex 460 to closely match the telefunken 251. (The modifications were done by Fox Audio Research.) I must say I am super excited about this microphone. I’m getting great things out of it. Oh and finally I redid the pads and added some ambient guitar stuff as well. I hope you all like it!
New Recording with modded Apex 460: https://soundcloud.com/illuminations_music/yellow-cover-coldplay
Old Recording with sm57: https://soundcloud.com/illuminations_music/yellow-coldplay-cover
Hi double x if you still need something by tomorrow I can create a custom logo for you tomorrow. Check out my portfolio for some of my work. I’ve done a number of custom logo projects for videohive guys in the past.
I have dozens of vh logos matched with my music. On occasion I will do be approached by a videohive author to do a custom audio logo to their template. The sales ratio on those is always the highest by far. Of course, the reason for this is I designed the audio to match the visuals perfectly so customers of the videohive template will have a much more compelling reason to license my audio rather than finding some other audio source. Basically all this goes to say that I have found that how closely the audio used goes with the visual greatly impacts your sales ratio on a videohive template. Typically, having matched fx is also beneficial since those tend to match what is happening visually much more than straight music can.
This is my third July on aj and each of the last two was a dramatic sales drop that didn’t really pick up until mid September. I must say though this July has had a strong start, getting a film and broadcast license certainly helped too!