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AlumoAudio says

Hey Paul, I’ve just dropped you an email regarding this. I would have posted it here, but unfortunately would contain information that could contravene the forum rules. Seems you’re not the only one experiencing this!

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AlumoAudio says

I don’t want to spoil the party, but I discovered that the winning tracks all in all are not the biggest sellers. The taste of the jury seems to differ from the taste of the customers.

Party pooper :P

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AlumoAudio says


I like the way this kind of threads always end. A reviewer says his word and everybody congratulate him, system is working!
Or you could say that he provided a bunch of useful tips in an article that a lot of people, myself included, will benefit from for a while. Gareth also gave a good explanation for why the track was rejected, so I think Gae47 has got a quite a few things he can take away from the comments. What’s ‘systematic’ about providing useful info?

Absolutely +1.

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AlumoAudio says

Hi, a couple of weeks ago, I was downloading these files as previews: https://0.s3.envato.com/files/70926054/preview.mp3 https://3.s3.envato.com/files/42241956/preview.mp3

Now I would like to buy them, but I can`t find them anymore.

I was searching already for the numbers, but without an result.

Could someone help me?

Here you go:

http://audiojungle.net/item/discovery/3522734

http://audiojungle.net/item/hypersonic-synth-theme/2960492

In the future, you can use soundizer.com to upload your mp3 samples (using the ‘search by sample’ on the left panel), in order to track down the item. Hope that helps! :)

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AlumoAudio says

many of the (exclusive or non exclusive) authors here , are selling the same tracks on other sites, and when you take a look in the information of the songs you can see “registered by a Pro”. Not allowed.

People will need to practice caution with this and not make too many assumptions, if opting to go on an author reporting mission. It’s correct that it’s currently not allowed to upload PRO registered tracks to AJ, but PRO registered composers can still submit here (to my knowledge, at least).

One big problem with many other marketplaces is that it will suggest that individual tracks are PRO registered by default, when in fact this is incorrect. It’s the composer that is registered with the PRO, and not the tracks themselves set up for collecting royalties. That’s a big difference in this situation.

I’m currently in the process of trying to clear up a right dog’s dinner with this issue myself.

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AlumoAudio says

Hi Anthony, welcome aboard! :)

This question came up very recently here and I added a few of my own findings regarding promotion. Feel free to take a look and good luck! :)

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AlumoAudio says


Being outside of my typical genre, yet wanting to enter the contest, I sought out a preset (loop) library. Added more to it and (thought) I rearranged it. I obviously didn’t do enough like Alumo mentioned here earlier.
Oh dear, the curse of the dubstep-contest. You are granted absolution. This bloody dubstep-thing made a lot of us go crazy. :)

And the reviewers too, no doubt! :)

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AlumoAudio says

And 6 new ones from a VERY high profile company/sample developer in the last 12 hours…..

Yep, just got the email about that one in the last hour! Typical, or rather topical.

(Anyway Gareth, as a side note, don’t think I didn’t just notice your new badge! ;) Did I miss an announcement? You’ve messed up my Elite count now! Anyway huge congrats from me on that sir! )

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AlumoAudio says

It does seem as if I spoke to soon! I wasn’t aware of this kind of thing although I can’t see how it can be a tenable situation. I mean on the one hand we think fingerprinting is the way forward but with this kind of thing being (allowed??) it will render the system useless. Quite worrying really

I agree, which is exactly why it’s absolutely necessary for composers to not use construction kits verbatim, and submitting them to RF libraries. Although AJ already prohibit this practice, creative editing of these pre existing loops and samples to build an original production is fine.

Regarding library fingerprinting, one potential workaround is that RF libraries purchase these construction kits, and fingerprint the included ‘suggested end mix demo’ which they can store on their system, ready for any direct matches. Great in theory, and I’m sure it would catch a few out, but not sure how consistent it would be, as even a simple change of the mix could throw the fingerprint right off.

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AlumoAudio says

That is pretty unfortunate! I don’t know about these libraries but I imagine the chances of making something near identical is very slim, especially if you’re adding bespoke parts

Unfortunately, it’s actually not looking so slim these days (in the EDM category especially).

Just in the last year or so, I’ve seen a host of many new sample libraries popping up with aggressive marketing, offering very affordable royalty free sample packs and construction kits (lego style), promising to sound exactly like all the big names in the industry.

These also boast that they’re suitable for use in production music from the outset, without having to request a special license first. For some, I’m sure the temptation would be too much to resist, and it’s here we get our ‘sample collision’ problem within author submissions.

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