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Gae47 says

I always report any e-mails that ask me to confirm my account or any emails that have words to the effect of “your account will be closed/deactivated” etc. As mentioned above, just hover your mouse over any links in e-mails and you can tell if the url or domain is dodgy/different to the supposed sender.

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Gae47 says

Hooray..had a couple of sales recently after a bit of dry patch. Now at least my current 10 sales for the month equals July 2013. :)

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Gae47 says

Thanks for the numbers guys. I’m down on last July and sales haven’t been this slow in quite a while. :(

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Gae47 says

You guys are so cryptic! :)

3 times better than last July could be 3 sales this July! :D

More sales (plural) than July 2013 could be 2 sales! :D

Better than zero could be 1 sale! :D

C’mon guys…don’t be shy…give us some numbers! :D

For me, I’m actually 2 sales down on last year with just 8 sales so far! :(

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The problem is that we can never really know can we? As we don’t know who our buyers are in the first place it is difficult/impossible to make conclusions.

I had my best month in May and my 2nd best in June but just as it is for many people here, July is just terrible..only 2 sales in 2 weeks. With regards the best months, I had been uploading some tracks, tweeting new tracks, updating my YouTube channel, Facebook and pinging and updating my blogs. Did that help to contribute toward those good months or is it just a busy pre Summer hoilday time of year for our buyers? Similarly, is July and the Summer just the worst time for sales generally speaking? As I was continuing to do the same promoting as before, I guess it is. Maybe all that promoting doesn’t really do anything after all. I only get a few views on YouTube, better views on my blog, some good followers on Twitter and my Facebook page is mainly for friends and family. Do any buyers come from those channels? I have no idea.

So, in conclusion, unless you have access to all records of buyers and traffic etc, we should always expect to feel a sense of uncertainty when trying to make sense of our sales flow…or currently lack of. :(

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I’ve used a really nice soundfont called Africa.sf2. My track “Bush Fire” uses a lot of sounds from it. :)
Thanks, some interesting sounds there. I don’t really know what a soundfont is, I’ll have to google it. :D

Ha ha. I guess I am a bit behind the times with my plugins. Basically a soundfont is a container for audio that can be accessed via your DAW midi track or played via an attached keyboard rtc. It needs to be opened in a VST plugin such as Saffron and Phenome or a standalone software like synthfont.. Maybe Kontakt can open them too? :)

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Gae47 says

I’ve used a really nice soundfont called Africa.sf2. My track “Bush Fire” uses a lot of sounds from it. :)

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Gae47 says

Brilliant achievement in 2 years and yes, it’s great to be a part of this community! :)

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Gae47 says

Great achievement in just 6 months! Congrats! :)

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Gae47 says

Just woke up to an extended sale this morning which does help to alleviate the frustration of current low sales a bit. :)

8 sales so far

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