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JBlanks says

Jeff – you are a good man. Would never expect you to buy my track but had to say what a thoughtful gesture that was and shows your good character. You were the worthy winner and deserve to be #1. We are lucky to have you amongst us in this community. Congrats maestro and best wishes. :) JB

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JBlanks says

I think the “featured track” should be a “daily” event and it should only show the track featured for that day. This is a crazy advantage for featured tracks that are archived and get to stay posted for weeks and weeks. Spread the exposure fairly. What about a featured track for each category??? Dedicate a whole page for new and fresh tracks that gets “refreshed” daily. Lord knows there is enough tracks coming into Audio Jungle to support this marketing model. Just some thoughts.

Great idea Wes – extra work for reviewers but I think buyers and authors would benefit if this approach were adopted. With so much exceptional work being submitted, and acceptance standards being raised, it would be great if top notch work could be highlighted.

I had to search for corporate tracks for a client yesterday, and limited myself only to new submissions (just out of curiosity) and found fantastic tracks submitted in the last week in the corp/motivational category exclusively. If that’s indicative of the standard across the board then there is plenty of room to feature new work on the front page.

I think reviewers are doing a great job of selecting usable and high quality work from submissions. No wonder it’s tough to sell at the moment with all this competition.

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JBlanks says

I think in the case of Udo’s track “Inspiration” is wholly appropriate. I’ve had it on loop for about 30 minutes and was inspired to jam along to it. I really think it’s one of the best tracks on AJ (subjective opinion of course, there are some wonderful tracks here). This one really appealed to me and I think displays exquisite musicianship.

Bravo Udo. You should be very proud of this one. :)

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JBlanks says

Ok – I just had to give a shout out to this wonderful track composed by my friend Udo Jaen. (UJ-pro)

I’ve promoted other authors before in this thread but I was really blown away by this beautiful track and it totally deserves more listens than it’s getting. Found myself getting lost in the beauty of this one. I just simply loved it.

Great job here maestro and wish you many deserved sales for this one:

http://audiojungle.net/item/new-inspiration/9271684
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JBlanks says

Thanks Pierre, Erick and Flow for your kind words. Graham – as always, it was a pleasure and so much fun to work with you on this track. Can’t wait until our next one.

Erick – Graham and I always go about collaborating the same way. One of us writes a track, plays it to the other and then we decide to mess with each other’s work (ie. add parts, remix or just pull it apart and re-structure – ok that’s Graham, he’s brilliant at that stuff, I just usually write a few parts and he fixes it). We send all stems to one another and have access to every part in the track. We also work super fast, always delivering results over night to each other (he’s in UK, I’m in Australia) so the sun never sets on our collaboration ;)

Working fast the best, as both of us have short attention spans and onto something else very quickly. Plus we never get bored of the track that way. Most important, we never get into any discussion about who owns the track or who will sell it. We just alternate on what we’re doing and it’s no big deal – doesn’t matter which portfolio it ends up in, it’s not about the money. We both love music and do it just for the pure joy of jamming together. That’s the key to a good and successful collaboration, and for me, the best part of AJ.

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JBlanks says

There are tracks in this pack which will work for sure. Ignore track 1 but the rest are worth listening to based on your requirements. Good luck! :)

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JBlanks says

Hi AJers,

I have a few midi interfaces I use but just discovered that Midisport devices in general are not yet compatible with OSX Yosemite, so those that rely on these interfaces should not upgrade operating system just yet. It will brick it.

See here:

http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/midisport-not-working-under-mac-os-x-yosemite?topic=midisport-not-working-under-mac-os-x-yosemite

There are workarounds, but way too tedious to bother with. Stay with your current operating system for the time being.

Just wanted to give those people a heads up and avoid potential dramas. Hopefully M-Audio will sort this out soon, but they don’t seem to update their drivers that often.

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JBlanks says

My sales have never been this low. 2 items in 2 weeks.

Not sure if it’s related to these issues as no customers have contacted me about it, but never had a slow patch like this. Month started off good for me.

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JBlanks says

So now we have actual obscenity posted in our forums. Today’s spam is really choice. I’m appalled that our customers and community are subjected to this meaningless and offensive drivel on a daily basis. It’s a real problem and needs to be addressed urgently I feel. Sorry to bang on about this issue but nothing seems to halt the spam and it’s getting more frequent and more offensive,

Check the “all topics” today for more examples of the rubbish being dumped here.

Here’s another simple idea… Once a thread is flagged for review (fortunately happens within minutes with spam) the thread vanishes from view until moderator looks at it. Surely this is vastly preferable to having the thread topic visible in forums for hours at a time…?

Stop the spam!

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JBlanks says

Just switched to Yosemite. Had to tell it to send audio to my speakers again, and every time I start machine I get black screen with apple logo and progress bar which is a little disconcerting. Not sure why it needs to do this every time I start up mac pro (2014 model). Will continue to road test it and see if any surprises present themselves.

Not really a fan of the new icons. Preferred the old ones but that’s totally subjective and not very important. Noticing Final Cut Pro 7 isn’t as solid as it was under Mavericks. Has issues displaying color filters when applied in its own tab. Have to go to filter tab to see it, once activated there all is normal.

Fortunately Logic X seems to be behaving itself but waiting to see there are any surprises there when I load old projects. Kind of wish at this point I had stuck with Mavericks but issues are minor.

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