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soundengine says

My goals are:

  • Speed up the production process. Create templates and presets for everything.
  • Buy more real instruments, minimize virtual instrument use.
  • Try to finish a track in 2 days at most.
  • Upload 100 new tracks and reach 6000 sales.
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soundengine says


If you want to go creative, you could loose the cinematic percussion and go to hip-hop or dub step direction and see if you can turn it into a more compact commercial product. Just an opinion of course :)

EXACTLY!! I have always dreamed of really bridging the gap and bringing a hip-hop feel to orchestral sound. Make it short, like a trailer, but high energy and funky at the same time. Hard to do but worth it I think. That’s where I was going with the Damage percussion but perhaps it needs way more hip-hop.

You suggest a baseline? A wobbler?

By the way, I just added a bit of Symphobia 2 horns. I’lll upload that in a sec.

Yeah, the track needs more bass whether wobble or not. Your drums sound like hip hop played with cinematic percussion, repetitive strings also remind hip hop.

So it seems like the idea was more on the hip hop side but the result is too orchestral.

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soundengine says

It’s fine but too repetitive unless you upload it as a shorter loop. On aj, I wouldn’t bother making any cinematic music unless it’s a kind of tension building trailer music.

If you want to go creative, you could loose the cinematic percussion and go to hip-hop or dub step direction and see if you can turn it into a more compact commercial product.

Otherwise, move on to a more commercial oriented idea. Life is short.

Just an opinion of course :)

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soundengine says

Check this out. Begins slowly, reaches a climax and has a bright ending for your logo.

http://audiojungle.net/item/inspirational-piano/3077474
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soundengine says

Very inspiring story. It seems paradoxical but lack of material wealth usually creates a richness in the person’s character and that’s the key for success in life. You seem to have it at the age of 19!

Just remember if you need a job to survive you need it, that’s a fact. Success might not come easily even if you give your whole time to your music. Try to keep a healthy balance.

Best of luck in your journey!

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soundengine says

You know what? When I found audiojungle it was christmas time and the first tracks I uploaded was christmas tracks which started selling nicely.

So, Santa didn’t give me an audio interface and all the fancy stuff, but in a sense showed me the way to earn it!

This year I don’t need much so all I’m going to say is thanks Santa :)

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soundengine says

That kind of music is usually listened to at high volumes so if you had wider dynamic range it would mean higher perceived loudness (but not in a good way). You would have to lower the volume on loud parts and push it up on the quieter parts. So wide dynamic range isn’t always a good thing.

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soundengine says

Sometime last year I recorded natural harmonics from an acoustic guitar and made a simple kontakt patch.

I used a zoom recorder and the result sounded usable to me. But i don’t know what is a good sounding harmonic for you so I can’t give an advice on that point. But i would recommed creating a kontakt patch so you can load the patch whenever you need your harmonics.

Another useful idea could be using a capo to capture different harmonics and combining them in your patch since the number of natural harmonics are limited on a guitar.

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soundengine says

Who censored the part with the limo filled with blondes? :P

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soundengine says

From a legal perspective, Envato isn’t a charity organization so they might not be able to collect donations for a cause.

Also you don’t need to look far away to find people to help. I’m sure there are a lot of struggling authors on AJ who could use a new piano (virtual of course!) a pair of speakers, or percussion instruments (i’m not sure about the music learning kit though!). We could donate to them so that they can earn their Money and pay back to the community when they do.

EDIT:

Someone creates a “pimp my workspace” thread and authors post pictures of their workspace. The most “miserable” author wins an equipment upgrade and we collectively fund it. How’s that?

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