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Looks like our tracks are finally in the sub genre pages now Leon. I was asleep when it was approved so no idea if they made it on to front page or not in that time. Hopefully issue was just with updating new item lists. Glad it is resolved.

LoopsLab – hope your track has made it to your portfolio now too. Good luck :)

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I have the exact REVERSE problem. I can see my newly approved track in my portfolio, but it’s not in new items, or in the corporate/motivational category. Even a search of its exact title returns no results. Yet there it is in my portfolio listed as a new corporate/motivational track.

I’ve logged a ticket to support about it. This is the first time this has ever happened (that I’ve noticed) in over 150+ tracks submitted to AJ. Weird.

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John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, George A. Romero

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JR McNeely – you are fast becoming one of my personal favourite authors. Your stuff is just so damn cool.

Gaetano – you inspired me with this thread to do a cull. 9-10 zero selling tracks have now been consigned to digital oblivion, never to return. I’ve kept tracks that sold in packs, or that I had some remote emotional attachment to – but the rest are history.

I’m doing my bit to clean up some of the filler from AJ. If no one has purchased the track in 2 years I’m prepared to cull it. It’s not a personal playlist but a commercial marketplace so I was prepared to be brutal with those non starters.

Might even be really harsh in the morning and cull some of the 1-2 sellers that are clogging up my portfolio. I envy the guys with masses of sales and 31 tracks. Going to start pruning the deadwood from my collection over the next week!

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Write an absolutely kick ass track that sells like crazy. Roughly 1 in 100 buyers gives a rating (rough guess based on my ratings) so the only way it’s going to happen is by moving lots of units.

Almost every author asks kindly for 5 star ratings on home page or item pages…doesn’t seem to make any difference. I’ve purchased tracks on AJ for various jobs when my own catalogue doesn’t have the right tunes, and unless one knows about the process it’s not that intuitive to give a rating.

Anyway – careful what you wish for. Better to have no ratings (or very few good ones) than to get a 2 or 1 star rating for an item the buyer clearly liked enough to part with their hard earned. This ain’t Themeforest where an item may have unforeseen technical hurdles the buyer can’t jump, we’re selling audio files which can be clearly heard in preview mode before purchase.

Any buyer who buys something from AJ and rates it less than 5 stars either have themselves to blame or are being malicious and setting out to sabotage an author.

Every track I’ve ever bought from AJ has received a 5 star rating and I encourage all fellow AJers to do likewise each time they buy another hardworking author’s music.

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A new nice portion of spam have arrived to AJ :) Only one question, do these spammers (bots or whatever) don`t see that they have no luck at Audiojungle? Why do they continue? I would really like to know, so please explain me if you know :)

It surely must be spambots hitting the forums. They must have the sign up process automated and generate some random gibberish nonsense as a username. If actual humans were behind this you’d think common sense would prevail and realise that it’s a non starter as a business venture (although who knows what mentality is required to make spamming a career option…) I do known that we’re certainly not the only target Baba has in his sights. A google search reveals this uber douche has been at it for a long time.

I wish Envato would implement a simple process like requiring someone to have purchased an item before being given the ability to start threads in the forums, or at least solved a captcha test or similar. It’s a daily occurrence now, and an irritating one at that. Looks really bad to our customers that we cannot defend against this drivel.

Some of the headlines have been quite offensive recently too, and they hang around for many hours before being taken down. I have faith that Envato are working on a solution, but it can’t come fast enough. Just one of many issues I’m sure they are grappling with.

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Great idea for a thread Gaetano! I have a few zero sellers to pick from but here’s one of the first I uploaded. I think it has sold as part of a pack but never on its own. It was written for a specific job promoting Aussie tourism. Obviously it has been of no use to anyone since!

http://audiojungle.net/item/coast-road/3955215
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Try downloading Reaper (another DAW) and see if same issues present there

http://www.reaper.fm

There’s a free evaluation version which would help you figure out if problem is with FL studio or with PLAY install as it currently stands. I’m surprised you are having this much grief with EW stuff as it usually installs well. Hollywood Strings is a big investment and don’t like to see anyone being denied access to it after dropping the dough.

Wish I had solution but maybe a PC PLAY author can assist further. Good luck PixelLove LLC.

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Give that a try, that may be why the DAW can’t see the vst. I’m not familiar with FL Studio but strange that PLAY itself won’t even load into it. Might be an issue with where PLAY itself is installed on your hard drive perhaps?

Weird that standalone mode is ok though. EastWest have their own weird unique way of doing things. I’ve always just ensured I follow their instructions to the letter and generally avoid catastrophe. There are always odd things it does from time to time though. The fact that PLAY isn’t loading in DAW makes me think there is an issue with where it has installed itself relative to where FL Studio wants it to be. I could be wrong.

See how you go moving PLAY to the DAW vst folder and whether FL studio is happier with it there.

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What DAW are you using? I’m a mac Logic X guy so don’t have full PC workflow solution. I would have thought just following the default install procedure should allocate the files into the right folders for your DAW. If it’s working in standalone at least you know the issue isn’t with ilok or your license. Does PLAY itself open in DAW? Are you still getting the license error message? I know there’s a trick inside PLAY to tell it where the library and samples are. It’s something non intuitive like control+ click inside the library window (at least on mac) and it brings up a finder window so you can point PLAY to the library. Go to FAQ section of PLAY and it might be there, I can’t remember the exact procedure. I had to do it when I swapped my Raid drive. If you have other PLAY instruments installed it might be easiest to install Hollywood Strings to that location.

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