This is good news. I’m glad to see AJ moving forward, evolving into a better and better marketplace.
My only concern here is that the Standard License offers too much usage rights. There is room for some healthy balancing adjustment towards the higher tier licenses.
Thanks for listening to the community and your authors. This will definitely motivate me to provide more AJ exclusive music.
I agree wholeheartedly with this post. It’s a major step in the right direction, but it still very tilted towards the low end. Also, I did not read everything in the thread, but has any asked who is responsible for the metrics gathering and adherence to policy? Stating that you may only sell X number of copies is fine, but who is going to measure that?
All in all, this is a positive move and one that I hope keeps evolving.
Well done, Graham!
Out of your list, I would shoot for Omnisphere. It is an amazing instrument that offers boundless control.
The Camel Audio effects are also marvelous and I reach for them often.
I am not sure I have ever regretted a purchase but there are a few things that just don’t seem to get used. DCAM’s Synth Squad, as wonderful a collection of instruments as it is if you like an analog sound, just doesn’t get much use here. Cakewalk’s Rapture sits around as well. The Sample Logic stuff, while excellent in concept and sound, just doesn’t seem to spark my interest as much as I thought it would. Cool stuff but it doesn’t seem to fit in well with what I do.
Must haves? A good transparent EQ, good transparent compressor and a good limiter. If you can get some coloration control with it as well, that’s a bonus. For EQ, I think either FabFilter’s Pro-Q or DMG Audio’s Equality are at the top of the list. For the compressor, FabFilter Pro-C is good but I also like Klanghelm’s DC8C as it offers some color options. For limiting, I bounce between Voxengo Elephant and FabFilter Pro-L. You might have these items covered, but beyond this, I really don’t consider anything else a must have. I can create just fine with these three essential tools.
Hope this helps in some way. Good luck in your quest!
Well done, my friend! Always happy for your success!
Congratulations on this very impressive achievement!