Posts by TortoiseTree

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TortoiseTree says

If you gave me a top of the line PC for FREE, I would immediately sell it and buy a MAC. I made the switch about 5 years ago and I would’t dream of owning a PC again. The day I switched was the last day my computer froze, crashed, gave me the blue screen of death, etc. PC is unreliable, takes way too much to keep them running, and “Plug & Play” was the biggest lie ever told to the public.

For the record I can build PC networks, exchange servers, and more. Wanna know how I got so good on a PC? Because they never work right so you have to know how to fix them.

My Mac just works.

+1 Gotta agree there. Even though I do consider myself a gamer my loyalty still stands with mac. Once I got a mac everything changed, the level of efficiency in my work, incredibly few crashes, ease of use. It was incredible. I think the biggest real disadvantage to mac (from a producer’s perspective) is the price point. They are rather expensive so you do find yourself caring for your mac as if it were a child! Not that I disagree with the price though, I feel for the quality you get, it’s well worth it.

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TortoiseTree says

Had to bump this baby back up for old time’s sake. Let the new authors here “Make Sweet Love to Me” and “Mister Chicken”... especially “Mister Chicken”

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TortoiseTree says

I’ve normally found that reviewers switching categories on me has done me well and actually gotten me more sales for the item. My advice is to go ahead and trust them on it. If you don’t get sales on it for a month then maybe email them.

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TortoiseTree says

My assumptions about the global trend (in other posts) was only partially true, In general most of the top authors had less sales in April than they did in May (check out the popular files link to see) but the drop for them was just a couple of sales, nothing to really write home about. Besides, a few of them reported higher sales so really it is statistically sound that there would be a deviation.

Basically this means that actually sales trends for AudioJungle are generally the same BUT since there are so many authors now, the pieces of pie keep getting split more and more ways.

As for me the past two weeks have picked up quite a bit and am seeing some nice fat sales like packs and extendeds but the sales are more sporadic and in groups compared to last year where it was more or less the same amount every day.

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TortoiseTree says

+1

BlueFrog. Seriously, thanks so much for writing all this. It’s so great to hear things from the other end and that music producers appreciate what we do regardless of the sales tag!

You rock!!

Welcome to AudioJungle and I earnestly hope you do really well here!

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TortoiseTree says

It’s the most versatile compositional tool that exists. Hell, you can make it sound like an alien cantina band.

Nice Star Wars reference!

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TortoiseTree says

Hey man a few tips regarding your specific situation:

1. Don’t worry too much about portfolio design. You have a logo and a theme, that’s good enough. Things like site design shouldn’t be too high priority yet as you only have 18 items. When your customers click on the portfolio tab they can see everything in one shot.

2. Do what you enjoy. If you specialise in heavy metal music and enjoy then do it. If you like it chances are you have good taste in it. Therefore chances are someone else who likes what you like will like your music and buy it.

3. Write a LOT. I used to work with composers who would get all self conscious about their compositions and wouldn’t want to license/sell here their “best” songs believing that those are the best songs they will ever write. I tell people, if you’re in it to win it in this business then your best song is your next song! The more you write the better you get. Simple.

4. Upload everything. You bothered writing and producing it right? Why let it sit in your hard drive? Even if it only sells once for 8.50 that’s fine, that’s a meal in your local takeaway!

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TortoiseTree says

Unless I’ve misheard something, I believe he said consumerism.

Bitter humor with this video. It’s hard to decide whether to smile and laugh or to cry, because sadly enough, most of it is true. And all the selling songs sound like that.

Alas, I too sold my soul to the corporate needs. It was own my choice, and there’s nothing to whine about. Now, back to work.

Ok, sure. Probably.

Anyway, yeah end of the day I don’t actually think what we’re doing is that bad at all. End of the day what we do is a way “cooler” job than most anyway!

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TortoiseTree says

“The music industry is dying, but commerce is thriving.”

What a chilling statement eh?

Thanks for posting

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TortoiseTree says

Hey guys,

I tried TuneSat for a while but turns out their retroactive search isn’t free and they don’t even do YouTube where the majority of my client base have their stuff.

I wanted to switch out of the premium account but I can’t seem to find a button for it (surprise surprise). I also emailed them and they haven’t gotten back to me (surprise surprise).

Any of you know how to opt out of TuneSat? I don’t want them having another cent of my money.

What a shady operation. Guys, don’t sign up for TuneSat!

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