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jhunger
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Wow, sweet setup! What did you do for the structure? Was it a prefab kit or did you build it from scratch?

I would like to do this as well in my backyard. My setup is in an office in our house currently, which has logistical (and acoustical) issues :)

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Congratulations! That was fast :)

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Congratulations, Cato, and happy birthday :)!!

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Dang, I was going to retort with a list of great guitarists who had short hair, but I literally could not think of one, and Google was no help. There were some awesome songwriters with short hair (Lou Reed comes to mind), but going straight out guitar skills… yeah, Semyon, I think you’re just going to have to go for it. You have no choice, really.

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I’m not sure what the issue is, so this probably doesn’t apply, but I did have trouble once upon a time with anchor tags not working properly even though it was valid HTML because I wrapped everything in the href attribute with quotes, e.g.

href=”someURL.html”

I had to remove the quotes in order to get it to work:

href=someURL.html

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jhunger
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Hey all :)

I signed up for an AJ account last year, started uploading music, and had a few sales totaling only $27.00

So my question is in regards to reporting that $27 to the IRS. I have read that companies are not legally bound to send a 1099 tax form to me unless they have have crossed the $600 threshold. But my understanding is that this does not release me from reporting everything I make even if it is under $600 from a particular company.

So here are my questions:

1.) The $27 that is currently sitting with AJ has not been transferred to any of my actual accounts, such as PayPal or my bank account. Therefore, is it not considered income until it is transferred out of AJ and into one of my actual accounts?

2.) Should I get a1099 form for the $27 and send it along with my W2?

Thanks for your time and advice all! Cheers

Hey Nathan,

I think you’re okay not claiming it for tax year 2014 because you have not yet received the $27.00. Going by cash accounting rules, you do not recognize the revenue until you actually get the money. Assuming that you cash out this year sometime, you should report it for 2015 income next tax year, either as hobby income (easier, but with restrictions) or as business income. Either way your standard tax software should take you through it.

Currently you won’t get a 1099 from Envato, but this may change in the very near future. Until they start reporting, it’s up to you to track how much you get paid and report it. But again, that’s only when you actually realize the revenue via PayPal or whatever.

Technically, if you were using an accrual accounting method you would realize the income when it was earned, in which case it would be taxable in 2014. But that’s more of an advanced setup usually for larger businesses.

Hope that helps! (BTW* disclaimer – I am not a tax or accounting expert in any way shape or form, so take this for what it’s worth :))

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Wow, I was expecting some crazy harmonica made out of a potato, but that was the real thing – he’s pretty good! When I’ve tried I never could quite coordinate the blowing and the drawing and was always hitting the wrong note.

For this gig it’s literally a little bit of an accent in the last 4 measures of the song, so I think it would be overkill, but definitely I’ll keep him in mind :)

BTW just so I’m not out badmouthing Sonivox, their support guy got back to me today with a manually created license file, so they came through and I’m happy. But I’m glad I started the thread because the Misfit 8dio one looks interesting, and also the recording tips :) Hadn’t thought of putting it through a tube amp – I bet that would sound excellent.

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I would buy a real one… They are tricky to record, but nothing can really simulate the articulation of this simple instrument :)

Probably for the immediate circumstances I’ll just use a library, but I think you’re right in the long run, plus I usually try to use real instruments whenever possible. Though I have played a little bit and they do take a good amount of skill to get right (though a Dylan type sound is not too hard to achieve :))

On that note, have you recorded one, and if so how do you do it? I’m guessing SDC off axis, or with a pop filter?

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Great minds think alike, Semyon :)!

Thanks, Phil – I’ll check out the 8dio offering.

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Sorry to add yet another library thread, but I’m looking for a good harmonica sound other than the one from Sonivox.

Long story short, I did some work for a client and sent a scratch track with the demo version of the Sonivox VST. The client liked the track, so I purchased the VST, which has subsequently refused to acknowledge the authorization code or my email address. So… since I have not yet heard back from their support address, I’m looking for a different library so I can complete the final mix.

Any ideas? Or should I just hop over to Guitar Center and buy a harmonica :)?

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