HI Dan, It’s been quite a productive thread hasn’t it. As you say, some good advice, more than a little good natured humour. Nice. I’ve just spent a happy half hour listening to some of your tracks. If those were recorded using an Apogee Duet, then I’m impressed. The guitars sound really ‘there’, crisp, warm and present. Good for you. Great playing. Back to the shed for me, I think. Thanks for your advice. Best wishes, Matthew.
Thanks Matthew! I love your country flavored material… You get a great fiddle and banjo sounds! full, without being overly bright… Best of Luck here on the site! I find it is great motivation to learn new instruments… (working on dobro now)…
There is a ton of great info in this thread!! I have been using an Apogee Duet for a long time now, and a new interface is in my future as well… I have been leaning towards RME, and I think this made up my mind.
One of the things I think of when purchasing new gear is “How quickly will it pay for itself, based on intended use?” Example, I purchased my Duet with money I made from a custom music job about 4 years ago… That way this business of music is rarely in debt to itself… it’s more than a hobby for a lot of us, and I rely on music income to support the family. All of my gear makes money for me in some way. (I am a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist that gigs frequently)
For you, it may mean looking at your intended goal with AJ (realistically) and examine the cost of the gear based on what you hope to make in a year. (which is what I call an “upgrade cycle”) it helps investing wisely, and investing once for a long-term goal.
OK, sorry for being philosophical… I am just in that sort of mood right now… : )
Fists so fast… they see the future…
I noticed that the top weekly sellers and the top monthly sellers have jumped up in rather large numbers… Just a few months ago, the top weekly sellers sold about 40-50 sales for 1 item, with the occasional exception… The past several weeks, the #1 spot has had close to 100 sales in a week…
It’s all great music, so I understand, but does it mean more traffic and more buyers?? or just that the new search function hasn’t settled in yet??
If I was a long time buyer, and had to relearn how to search for music, I would probably just pick something popular in a particular category or go with one of the top sellers vs. searching and relearning how to search for music… Unfortunately, great music seems to be the last step in a project, and deadlines have to be met… with short deadlines, the easy way is what buyers are going to choose.
These are just random observations, so don’t flame me too badly. It’s just something I have noticed recently… Personally, my sales have been sort of normal, although they have leveled off, and I can’t seem to break the 30 sales a month barrier consistently…
Happy composing everyone!
Good job! I received mine recently as well, and it is such a nice feeling of accomplishment
I have 2 choices to add to your pool.
Hang Ten Surf Rock Anthem – http://audiojungle.net/item/hang-ten-surf-rock-anthem/4563515
In between the Keys – http://audiojungle.net/item/in-between-the-keys/3282685
Waves gives away a plug-in every Black Friday… Last year it was “One Louder” this year is renaissance bass… I am not sure if you have to already own Waves products, but it is still pretty cool…
Great job Josh!! Congrats!
Dream: to make a sustainable living playing/writing music. So far so good. 12 years in as a “pro” musician. Things are frantic and always crazy though. feast or famine. I am working on making it more balanced, more focused. Most of all, enjoying the ride…