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

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robGD
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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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Haha, thanks Rob :P

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

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unseenbattle
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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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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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