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adammonroe
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we are not an authority. many worse songs selling in this work. bad sound bad composition etc. hundreds of sales…

real authority customers, buyers… because money comes from there.

I just say

I did not deserve hard reject.

Unfortunately this site is becoming hard-reject central, so it is just something we have to deal with if we want to try and sell music here now. I don’t think complaining about it will likely change anything, because we’ve all been complaining about it for months now, to no effect. This is just the way it is now so…yeah it sucks, but that’s just the way it is. Just glad I was able to get in when I did, sneak a few tracks in here, and make a couple dollars before the hammer really came down.

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There are other stock music sites, but I don’t think it would be wise to talk about them on Audio Jungle forum :)

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It’s all about THE FLAM. Just kidding. What sample libraries are you using that even have these types of rim shot accents? Those things can destroy your sticks fairly quickly.
In reality, rimshots do not destroy sticks faster. Bad technique destroys sticks faster. There are amateur drummers who eat 3 pair of drumsticks with bad technique under 2 hours, and there are great drummers with great technique who play a lot of time without breaking sticks.

You are kidding me right? Metal vs wood = gouges and divots in wood, gouges weaken wood – that’s just simple physics. You can’t completely prevent an edged metal surface from gouging wood. You can extend the life of your sticks with good technique, but the kind of rim shots we are talking about will definitely damage and weaken your sticks more than regular snare hits, especially if you doing it hit after hit.

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It’s all about THE FLAM. Just kidding. What sample libraries are you using that even have these types of rim shot accents? Those things can destroy your sticks fairly quickly.

If you have a really rocking part of a song where more snare volume/rimshot sounds good, then by all means use it, but I wouldn’t use it all the time…I would treat it like an accent where musically appropriate. Especially if you have snare hits that aren’t on 2 and 4 (I know, I know, probably not applicable to anything on this site :)

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I have to agree with what others have said- perhaps your track is a bit too minimalistic/sparse. It certainly has the corporate vibe, but it’s begging for something to happen in the middle :)

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Most of the other libraries I’ve seen besides AJ make their previews pretty poor quality, this site doesn’t do that?

In general I’m pretty “meh” about watermarking and DRM especially. If someone is going to pay for something they’ll pay for it, and if they plan to steal it they will steal it…all the DRM in the world won’t change that. I think if someone is really worried about their stuff getting stolen, they can always do adrev, content id, or whatever.

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Of course, how could you not? Like everyone else says, I wouldn’t mess with it when it comes to Kontakt, then again, I would never buy a Kontakt drum library for this specific reason. This is one of those times when something programmed for VST/AU trumps the hell out of Kontakt – Kontakt has its limits. Hell, I released a drum sample library and it wasn’t long before someone pointed out I needed to add multiple outs to my VST, which I promptly did. I then went on to try to implement multiple outputs in the Kontakt version of my library, and promptly gave up, because too much of the work falls on the user.

Once I saw an interview with one of the native instrument boys talking about one of their drum libraries, and the interviewer asked him if he could swap out different parts of the kit, and the NI guy said, “Ummmm, no, that would mess up the tone we were going for with each kit.” I chuckled, because I knew he was full of it, and that it’s just not possible to do stuff like that with Kontakt scripting. Technically it might be possible, by loading ALL THE KITS, and hiding the groups you don’t want, but there’s no way to dynamically allocate memory or anything like that through a ksp script, so you’d end up with a huge library, but I digress.

But I think at the end of the day people definitely need to be able to process individual parts of the kit, or at least have the option.

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You could always bite the bullet and host your files with Amazon S3 and pay like $0.12 a month for the bandwidth and storage you’ll likely use. Amazon is the best host I’ve come across – before that I used 4-5 garbage hosts (including Godaddy). Maybe overkill for photo hosting, then again, you’d have a place to host anything reliably and quickly, for pennies a month…they only charge you for what you use.

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Yeah, songs with ocean sound (or any kind of non-music sound really) usually get rejected.

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I think Facebook is a bit of a scam when it comes to advertising and promotion, especially if you start paying for advertising – you will definitely get a certain percentage of click-farmed users, that’s for sure. Better to invest in youtube, IMO.

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