So as I am sure you are all aware, its the season of discounted samples!
I managed to hold off on buying Damage and just got it now, for $149, I also purchased Galaxy Instruments Giant Piano via NI..
For any of you buying Damage, Evolve, Mutations, Aeon – Anything from Heavyocity – Do it from the Heavyocity website and NOT NI. If you do it via NI they change the price to euros, if you do it via Heavyocity it stays in dollars, and there is quite a difference in price with the currency conversion.
Its been a good day! New samples, and the misses just bought me a PS4 and a new Z1 Phone, haha looks like im not going to get any of my postgrad research done!
Anyway, post up what you have bought!
Native Instruments – 50% off Heavyocity – 50% off 8Dio – Upto 40% off
Action Strike sounds good, well polished etc but I would wait for a festive period where you get money off, I have SD2 (I didn’t sell it in the end!), 8Dios Epic Dhol and Drums of War 1 & 2 and I would be no better off with Action Strike.
Again HZ Percussion is being released in stages at £399 a pop, so maybe they will release a bundle mid next year, and if they are all £399 then maybe it will be discounted to £799 for the bundle, but also remember Spitfire Audio are TAX (20%) exclusive, so there is another fair whack going onto that.
I also think what people have said earlier about the size it right, you are getting a lot for your money but a large part will be surround content, I would be interested to see how much a composer would use as their ‘go to’ samples and how much becomes redundant.
I am sure it will sound amazing, but I have started to take a new outlook on composing, using what I have and layering it, twisting it, making it my own sound.
So for me my next step is to get Damage, then sit back and watch it all play out. I am also in the position where over the years I have bought Kontakt, Giant, Evolve Mutations 1 & 2 all separate so I kind grudge buying the Komplete bundles now. Ill need to wait till Komplete 12+ is out before I consider it
Yep I will be waiting for a promotion!
Thanks JB, yeah I think Damage is suited more too me, however I think until the discounts start to roll out from NI during Xmas im going to make some sessions up and just layer up the drums I have, twist them etc and make them huge and bounce them out as my own personal signature ‘impacts’.
Yeah I have my eye on Spitfires HZ pack, its due this month and I actually just messaged them on their Facebook page to see if they were still on track for a November release.
Interesting about the NI sneak peak but it just sounds like the stuff you get from Drums of War, traditional drums.
I think I will hold out till December and see what there is, we all know about the sales
So I have offloaded my ilok and EW samples to a friend as I dont use them at all so I have lost SD2.
For percussion I currently have:
Drums of War 1
Drums of War 2
Evolve Mutations 1 & 2
I am in the market for massive hits, crashes and bangs for big trailers, SD2 had some nice ones but it was quite limited. I am thinking about getting Damage, but I am unsure.
Yes, I am jumping on the bandwagon that everyone hates so much, but I think your first 100 sales is one of the biggest achievements you can get on AJ, onwards and upwards!
Thanks for all the support guys, this community is great!
Since the 21st I’ve had pretty good sales (for me, about 2-3 a day with the odd no-sale day). I have noticed that it has been across a wider range of tracks and not just the 1-2 previous bestsellers I had. Could just be a luck factor.
I made a separate non-exclusive profile so I can upload some other bits but tbh AJ currently makes me the most, so will remain my main focus.Good luck with your decision buddy wouldn’t hurt to have exclusive and non-exclusive profiles.
Thats great mate! Glad its going well, I think you are right, you do need a much bigger range of items now. For now I am testing the water, I might as well while I am not getting sales.
One thing is for sure, the community on AJ beats any other site hands down!
Hi guys and girls,
I have decided that it would be better for me to go non-exclusive on Audiojungle now, I have seen a huge slump in sales in the past 6 weeks and while I understand there will always been issues that need to be ironed out, I feel that the new search engine has really affected my items, perhaps the site is becoming too saturated.
Even with increased promotion, good quality and commercial items I have not seen the results of previous months. As we all know AJ/Stock sites are a marathon and not a sprint.
So I have decided to branch out and take the 17% commission hit in exchange to sell my work elsewhere – sites that address the current licensing issues here on AJ etc, I will still be around, just not as an exclusive author, so I wont be a stranger