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.
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!
Freaking amazing, Tim!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations, and best wishes for many happy years together!