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UJ-pro says

Just bought another item and now right at the point of sale screen you can also download with no sign of a rating box??? A user would then have to click on the download page to see it, but lets face it after a user downloads why would they then ever go to their download page, there is no need and now no chance of a rating. This is a really strange set up.

Don’t hesitate to get sure if it’s the same when you buy an item from my portfolio. :D

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UJ-pro says

if you get an electric you should get an acoustic with a pickup. buying an electric only will mean you always have to plug in to play and I find that to be very inconvenient.

I don’t really think that the electronic will kill the sound. I mean, when you would buy this Uke without pickup and preamp you wouldn’t really get the difference with this little instrument. I can’t imagine that. So this is only a plus and nice to have when you’ll play it live.

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UJ-pro says


I’m playing an Ibanez UEW20 on my tracks. It’s a nice Uke. Mostly I record with a microphone because the coin cells for the electric are empty. :) Though it’s nice to mix the line and mic signal.

Here is a video of the Uke I found (it’s not me):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L98NHBZy2tQ

Wow! I really like that also. So, do you notice a big difference in sound quality in electric models versus pure acoustic? I could almost imagine a sense of overkill in amplifying the Uke.

Am I wrong?

The pick-up signal sounds not so direct and a bit more electronic. When I use my Rode mic it sounds more close and warm.

Before I try to explain the difference just listen to my tracks.

‘Harpulele’ and ‘Corporate Latin Ukulele’ are recorded with the line signal.

‘Happy Corporate Ukulele & Whistle’ and ‘Whistling Of Happiness’ are recorded with mic.

Sometimes it’s mixed with an acoustic guitar but you will here the difference anyway. Next time I’ll buy new coin cells for the electronic and mix both signals. That’s more flexible and the best way to get a full ranged sound. Better to take out frequences than to not have them at all. :)

I bought the UEW20 online for my father right before I became a AJ author. The customer ratings were excellent. I didn’t realise how important this instrument will be here. So the Uke is with me since than. That means that I don’t know the difference to other pure acoustic Ukuleles. The last time I hold an acoustic Uke in my hands is 44 years ago. :D

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UJ-pro says

I’m playing an Ibanez UEW20 on my tracks. It’s a nice Uke. Mostly I record with a microphone because the coin cells for the electric are empty. :) Though it’s nice to mix the line and mic signal.

Here is a video of the Uke I found (it’s not me):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L98NHBZy2tQ
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UJ-pro says

This is a statement on a rating problem I got from a very friendly buyer one day:

„I can’t find the rating. I left a lengthy comment but all I see is Buyer rating. It says there have to be 3 votes minimum. If there is a way for me to rate you and you can direct me to it, I will certainly rate you. Let me know. Thanks again…“

And this is an interesting and at the same time sadly result shown in this thread:

http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/salesratings-balance/143371

I’m sure the quota of ratings will never be high though I believe it could be even more. So the rating procedure needs an improvement.

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UJ-pro says


As a freelance editor, many of my broadcast clients have purchased tracks (several hundred over the past few year alone). Now that the price has jumped from $18 to $306 for national broadcast, we will no longer be using audio jungle. Thanks for a good run!

I understand it must be frustrating seeing such an apparently ‘big’ jump in price Brian, but honestly, the prices here haven’t been correctly pitched for a long time now and even that price point for a national broadcast is still incredibly cheap in today’s market.

As has been mentioned before, the figures for just getting an ad onto national TV is so much higher than what is being asked for and multiplies according to when you want your ad to air, the size of your audience etc. I’m sure you know all this, so your broadcast clients really shouldn’t have an issue with paying a bit more for music, especially as it is probably contributing a fair amount to the production and therefore success of the campaign.

+1

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UJ-pro says

I have an extremly rarely football badge. Yay! :)

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UJ-pro says

I don’t think it’s a good idea to learn Uke as a step forward to play guitar. (says the man who started making music with an Ukulele) :D

OK, I was 3 years old and after I smashed the acoustic guitar of my father at the corner of a table my parents decided to buy me an Uke. Though when you’re not 3 years old (are you?) you should start learning guitar. And if you want to play acoustic guitar you should start with acoustic guitar. And if you just want to use an Uke for AJ than buy a software.

I had a break with playing Uke for about 40 years, so I can say I couldn’t play it anymore because the tune of the strings is different to guitar. Though it was very easy for me to learn it again because I played acoustic and electric guitar during this time. For sure that wouldn’t have been possible conversely from Uke to guitar.

There’s no instrument to learn easy and fast if you want to play it seriously and make money with it. Even though you can play some chords you first have to get the groove and feel into the right hand. I don’t want to allure you from playing Uke. Though when will you be ready to press ‘record’ and how many Uke tracks will we have than. :D

Learn playing guitar! I wish you all the best for it. And when you have any questions just write to me and I’ll see if I can help you.

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UJ-pro says

Congrats man!

Sounds good. Great feeling, eh? :)

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UJ-pro says

I don’t know the UR22 but all I can read sounds really good. I use the UR28M which is fantastic. Great preamps – also the D-PREs.

http://www.steinberg.net/de/products/audio_interfaces/ur_serie/modelle/ur28m.html

EDIT: OK, in english – sorry. :)

http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/audio_interfaces/ur_series/models/ur28m.html
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