What do you use to warm up? Do you think it is important, or do you not warm up at all?
Yes, I think it’s very important! But no, I do not specifically warm up before recording. Though generally when I go into the studio I’m composing in real time, so I might sit down for a few minutes to come up with a chord progression or whatever before recording it, so maybe that counts.
I’m not doing any Satriani-ish stuff, either – it’s almost exclusively folk-acoustic, which is a different animal and arguably not anywhere near as technical.
Come to think of it, I don’t warm up before playing sports either…
Absolutely – you’ve got some of the best tracks out there . Congratulations on the feature!
Tha’s an amazing accomplishment!
Hey – real men and women do their own hand clapping!
Actually it’s not as easy as people might think to record a good hand clapping track – this could be a real time saver. Thanks for the tip!
And (though I should really learn to leave well enough alone) for the record, I still think hand claps as percussion is fun and often is the best option for the emotional impact you’re trying to invoke. Fortunately for those of us who use them, many buyers appear to agree .
@jhunger You can always get the last week: http://audiojungle.net/popular_item/by_category?category=sound But it would be sweet to be able to look further back.
Hey, look at that! Geez, I’ve been here over 2 years and I never noticed you could filter that way
But yeah, didn’t see a way to get a history by week.
@Reachground – I’m not sure if there is a way – the popular files page has had SFX and Music mixed as long as I can remember, unless there’s another weekly stats page I’m not familiar with.
There are probably real estate and layout reasons not to do this, but it would be cool to have SFX and Music separated out for the weekly and monthly popular files. Don’t know if you could do this easily with the top authors list since some authors produce both.
But it seems for individual files buyers are going to be looking for one or the other, so it would be more useful to have them separate. Also if they were separated it would give more authors a chance to get exposure in that list on a weekly basis (given that you could show 40-50 of each type).
You got me looking through the history of weekly top sales, and it made me nostalgic for the old days! Here’s the weekly page just after my first full month on AJ (October, 2009):http://audiojungle.net/page/top_sellers/2009/11/01
The then top selling song, at 7 sales, wouldn’t have even made the cut last week. The point of entry was 2 sales in a week. My favorite is the best selling authors for the month on the right – it took 27 sales to make the list, and Soundroll was untouchable with 213.
Just goes to show how much AudioJungle has grown in a short period of time. What’s it going to be like 2 years from now?
Wow. Today, as I was sitting down to record some guitar tracks for a new audiojungle track, I realized something. I was playing my guitar parts, but the notes just weren’t coming out the way I wanted them to. I’ve had this problem before. Sometimes it seems like I can’t miss a note and everything comes out sounding great. At other times, I can’t seem to get a single passage to come out the way I want it to. Tonight was one of those nights.
I also experience this all the time. What usually happens is that I come up with a guitar part that I think sounds great, but once I put the mic in front of the guitar I start listening to all the imperfections, like too much fret buzz when trying to hit a particular note, or slight timing issues. Unfortunately sometimes this leads me to “dumb down” a fancier riff in order to get a good recording. And then there are times when you just have to give up and leave it until the next session.