Silver? Already? Dude… it feels like just yesterday when i was congratulating you on your last milestone!! Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! Congratulations!
Congrats Joel. Well earned!
If you’re recording vocals and you don’t have a pop filter (or you forgot yours at home) get an elastic band and attach a pencil facing the direction of the singer to the microphone (not pointing at the singer, pointing upwards). It may sound stupid and it may look like it has no effect but it actually does a decent job of dispersing the sound pulse, certainly a better job than not using any form of filter at all. Try it, you’ll be surprised!
Let’s look at it from the customer’s perspective. I know as a fact that I’ve used this feature when shopping around on photodune… especially if I’m doing a theme based project, sometimes I want things in a similar genre but I don’t want to buy everything from the same guy as it sometimes makes the presentation look a bit too “static” and “controlled”. It’s really great to have photos of similar genre but with different perspectives and outlooks and I feel the same about the music. It makes AudioJungle an easier place to shop in and helps the customer out. If it encourages customers to buy more from here or buy more often I’m all for it. I’m more than happy to share my exposure and my sales with others if it means we all get more sales on the long run!
Also let’s consider the reverse situation from one everyone is commenting about: “people getting sales by being linked to popular tracks as being similar” on the other hand if you have a less famous track and at the bottom a prestigious author is linked as being similar you can win from that too. Prestigious authors can also win because customers may go “hey (insert author name) has a similar track… he’s really good so I’ll check it out!”. Let’s be patient with this and let’s see how it goes! I have a good feeling we’re all going to win from this!
This is amazing guys! As someone who does a lot of shopping on PhotoDune I know that this type of thing is really useful and will really do everyone well!! Thanks so Much!!
I’ll be honest, those are pretty amazing… especially given that they were made in the nineties. In terms of re-creating sounds with careful work I think the drums aren’t too hard.. you’d need an experienced percussionist though and you’d need to mic them really well. Nowadays some ethnic instrument samples are really good and they’re panned and balanced nicely but they still need some tweaking here and there to make them sound that little bit more realistic. The other stuff just wouldn’t be easy at all given the known difficulty of finding good players of ethnic instruments. You can work with samples and some are really good nowadays but to my ear the erhu, kalimba etc used in that track were all real… But in terms of purely re-creating it I don’t think any of it is “easy”....
Will do! Thanks so much for sharing and taking interest!!
Interesting stuff there. But easier said than done, I guess going to music tech conventions would be the way to go… if you don’t mind sharing, how is it that you were able to get access to this future sound?
There is that theory that music is cyclical in nature… in other words certain styles come back in different forms. I remember a few years back there were a lot of singer-songwriters with strong country influences a lot like there were in the 70’s… and now dance and pop music heavily influenced by the 80’s is in. With that you could say that creamy, over produced 90’s style RnB pop might be in the in thing but that’s just a guess… you also have to remember that lots of styles are popular at the same time so you never know what might cycle round. I’d say just let your favourite music influence you the most… that’s what everyone’s done from miles davis to coldplay and it’s worked out for all of them!
Yeah, it is one of those tracks that really normally do sell well… Thing is, and I don’t know if you’ve been following the forums, but summer has been pretty slow for sales for most authors. Especially in the corporate/motivational category as lots of businesses are out on holidays due to it being summer. I too recently uploaded a corporate track I was sure was a winner only to see it sell once and disappear. Most of my sales for the past two months have come from the other genres, it does pay well to spread your music around!