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palmtreep says

Hey everyone, hope all is well. I was interviewed over on the blog. Thanks to you guys who have taken the time to read it and thanks to Scott and staff for letting me be interviewed :) It’s a good day I think :P

- Derek

P.S.) If I had enough money, I’d buy you all drinks :D

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DarkSunz says

Hey Derek,

Great interview man! Truly an inspiration for us all new folk. I hope you have continued success and that your CD becomes QUADRUPLE PLATINUM hit (or should I saw plutonium? eheh). Keep up the awesome work.

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palmtreep says

Haha, thanks. I dunno if the CD will become that big :P It’s not doing bad so far, so who knows :P Thanks again! :)

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scottwills Envato team says
P.S.) If I had enough money, I’d buy you all drinks :D

We’re going to hold you to that when you’ve scored your first Hollywood movie, Derek. :D

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palmtreep says

Haha, well when I score my first Hollywood movie, I will indeed buy everyone drinks :D Quote me haha.

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robGD says
Haha, well when I score my first Hollywood movie, I will indeed buy everyone drinks :D Quote me haha.

Done deal. You are quoted good sir. ;)

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palmtreep says

Haha, thanks Rob :P

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OhmLab says

Great interview. And a seriously impressive portfolio. Keep up the good work! It’s inspiring.

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unseenbattle says

You’re music is amazing palmtreep. Thanks for the inspiration and further encouragement to focus on the quality and not quantity. Believe it or not I’ve made more sales since I’ve deleted 5 of my files and offered them free on my site. And I’m quite sure that the free part had nothing to do with it at all, really.

Note that I only deleted those files AFTER I came to grips with the fact that I could not update them to my own standards (I know, I know… deleting files is bad bad bad… don’t hurt me Scottwills) ;)

I’m working on updating and increasing the quality of many of the files still in my profile… the hardest part is patience, but I think that’s the same for everyone here.

Great interview. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your next file.

John

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palmtreep says

Thanks guys :) Much appreciated.

John -

I have to agree with you on the quality and not quantity. I do have quite a few files in my portfolio, but that’s a good two years of work at least. Just like I said in my interview, I tend to take up to two or three months to make a song. Believe it or not, I have about 10 or 11 project files of ideas that I could finish out. But it they’re not up to my standard (which is very high), then I pass on it. BUT , that’s not saying I won’t ever use anything from it. Usually, I’ll end up using bits and pieces from it (say the drum groove or a specific sound). Same goes for the Trance music I make. It’s all in the same process.

Patience for me isn’t the hard part, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my music. The hard part, is figuring out something that will stand out in a crowd and be unique. :P

Thanks again for reading the interview :)

- Derek

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