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MaestroRage says

terribly sorry to hear it Mihai… will send a mail to the new email.

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MaestroRage says

I guess now you can’t say you’ve entered 30 of these contests and got nothing ;).

Congrats.

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MaestroRage says

FL Studio is a fantastic DAW , however it does have a few issues the worst one for me being

It is apparently not planned for 64 bit support which is frankly the future for music production. Having it 32 bit will pretty much cut off any orchestral producers that want to cross into the pro grade samples which can take up several hundred megs of RAM per patch or have a general orchestral template that has over 64 patches, often 128 all loaded up. There is no definite answer on this so all us FL users are sitting and hoping.

My favorite feature is how mouse friendly the DAW is. Going into the pianoroll and working with the notes in FL is hands down far easier and effective then other DAW ’s. This is mad useful when you need to get in there and get dirty with the notes up close.

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MaestroRage says

haha, I don’t see why we need to put our usernames, but okay let’s roll with it.

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MaestroRage says
I’ve the KRK RP5 ’s and they’re awesome. Go for the RP6 ’s definitively. Stunning sound for the price

you are the third person to tell me that exactly. It seems the KRK ’s have a strong case, I think i’m going to go with them.

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MaestroRage says

So i’m going to upgrade my gig, i’ve got a few potential candidates that hover around my budget for now ($500 ish). I’ve settled on these 3. Any opinions on any of them, or perhaps suggestions on some others would be fantastic.

KRK RP6 G2 Pair
M-Audio BX8a Deluxe (Pair)
Fostex PMO .5MkII Pair

much thanks in advance.

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MaestroRage says
yea thats so true, like paying 10 bucks for something you just want to listen to is extremely expensive, but the problem is that people might just pay for a listening license and use it for some personal production. otherwise great idea

with that logic what is stopping somebody from paying one time and using it for thousands of projects?

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MaestroRage says

the only real issue is the brackets on which to ascend. FD is by far the money bringer for Envato and the brackets are designed for that. But here in the audio world I doubt anybody has hit 45% after many many months. Soundroll, the best seller no questions asked, I think has hit the 43% bracket after about a year’s worth of membership. He’s non exclusive so of course he gets 25% but the bracket is that high.

I would agree that 25% is something that rubs many people the wrong way but the bottom line is nobody is forcing you to be here. My music for example,game oriented, dramatic etc is specialized and there fore performs poorly in many libraries. I sell best here on AJ and my returns are far more here then anywhere else. That is why I stay.

The second thing to consider is 160+ tracks is a LOT of tracks. I can honestly relate. Even if you worked efficiently NON STOP , and it takes you only 5 minutes per upload (thinking of good tags, descriptions, key words can take much longer), with 160 tracks you are already looking at 800 minutes, or over 13 hours of filling out forms PER site you want to go with.

And remember this is assuming you take only 5 minutes per upload.

So my advice is take 10-20 tracks. Your most generic, usable ones (try to find the happier ones, they sell better), and distribute to all your potential libraries. Then, after 3 months (upload to each site 1-3 at a time over the 3 months, don’t bulk upload as then your exposure time disappears too quickly), look at the numbers. Who, despite what rates are being offered, has earned you more?

Once you have the numbers, it’s only too easy to realize with whom you dedicate your precious time.

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MaestroRage says

a few gray areas.

1. You should be more specific about the 90-60-30 second cuts. I agree that all slices of a song into shorter fragments or loops SHOULD be in one package, but every professional library out there (at least the high end ones) will have a song with 30 second versions, 60 second version etc. Soundroll does this on a few of his tracks the song is the same essentially but the opening and endings are handled differently, as well as some minor tweaks on the side.

This new rule will strongly discourage people from catering to specific needs since any extra effort to make GOOD and MEANINGFUL shorter versions will not really gain them more exposure or provide more sales. To boot many will consider this being overly unfair to themselves since prices are so cheap already to now offer collectively what most are charging bit by bit.

2. Since we are no longer allowed to submit more then 10 pieces what is being done about the collection rate that audio goes for (was something like 1-2 bucks a piece I think)? This pretty much ensures that no matter what you put in or any such way an audio author cannot break the $20 barrier. Or I guess even less whatever the exact current rate was for packs. Since there are so many packs hiding within the jungle I don’t know if Envato intends to do a price sweep on them.

I think the other changes are a great idea!

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MaestroRage says

you’re not giving all the credit here. Surely you had some help with this development. Such a massive undertaking is too much for one person alone to create!

Much congrats, may his smile never leave his face.

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