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jhunger
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Actually the magnetic poetry is a pretty good idea!

I struggle with naming continually. I sidestepped the issue with my first 40 tracks :). Sometimes I’m at a total loss, and normally it’s late at night and I’m tired of hearing the song so I have no idea what to name it.

Keywords probably can help search results, but I also think that more creative names are fine as well as long as they describe the feel of the song accurately. In that respect, Clouds is a perfect name for AudioQuattro’s track (and it’s a damn fine track!). But Phil, I think you have a point when you mentioned that “Iridescence” may be a little too unusual especially for a non-native English speaker. Also, although it’s common enough that most people know what it means, I bet if you asked any given 10 native English speakers to spell it you’d get 2-3 correct answers (full disclosure – first time I typed it just now I ended it with “se” instead of “ce”). So I think in this case “Simple Beauty” might be the better option.

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jhunger
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I was also pleasantly surprised at the speed at which my latest upload made it through. Maybe Envato has introduced a mandatory hourly quintuple-shot espresso policy for the review team.

Anyway, as always, kudos to the reviewers!

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jhunger
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Welcome aboard!

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jhunger
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Freaking amazing, Tim!

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Absolutely, yes – either the radio or a playlist idea would be fantastic. I’m not normally a buyer, but I would love to have a much less manual way of becoming familiar with other authors’ works.

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jhunger
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Nice work, Phil!

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Acoustic – Taylor 814

I am jealous… :) How do you like the Taylor? The 814’s on my short list for when it comes time to buy a new acoustic.

For me:

Instruments – Tacoma DM28 , Kremona Sofia, Kala Ukulele, M-Audio keyboard.

VSTs – Komplete 8 Ultimate, SoundIron and Ivory Pianos

Software/Effects – Cubase 6 / Soundforge 10 / Waves Platinum / various Voxengo plugs / Izotope Ozone and Alloy / Celemony

Mics/Pres/Compressors – 2 KM184s, C451B , SM81, Oktava MK012 with the Michael Joly mod (highly recommended!), Audio Technica 4047, SM7 , AKG 214, FMR RNP , 2 Great River MP500NV , RNC, Elysia xPressor

Interface/Workstation – MOTU 8pre and RME UCX , hand built Windows 7 box.

Currently my studio is small enough that my instruments get banged around a bit no matter how careful I am. I’m hoping to upgrade to something bigger soon and then I’d like to look into a nicer fingerstyle steel string, and also a higher quality uke. But for now I’m focusing my G.A.S. on smaller things like mics and pres.

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jhunger
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Oops, sorry about that, Sophonic :) But feel free to use the name if you want – out of 65K tracks there are quite a few that share the same name, and that one is frightfully generic.

Naming is a big struggle IMO . My first 40 tracks were just called “Acoustic Loop – [n]” for that reason. I think it can make a difference to have keywords in the title (yes, it’s kind of lame, I agree, but the main purpose should be to communicate what kind of song it is to the buyer), though I do have some decent selling tracks where the name, although hopefully descriptive of the feel, does not otherwise tell you about the actual song.

@Blacklamp, you’ve got some excellent tracks and you’re going to do fine. I think Keehi Lagoon is exactly what a lot of buyers are looking for currently and that it will sell well over time. I like what you’ve called it, although I will admit that from the name I was expecting a much more mellow and lazy tune.

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jhunger
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Congratulations, and best wishes for many happy years together!

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jhunger
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Congratulations, James!

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