Posts by gballx

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gballx says

Thank you guys for these interesting point of view. @Graham: Do you think there’s no more place on the cinematic genre, or are you just fed up producing cinematic tracks and want to do something new?
I guess I am fed up with doing that kind of thing for the time being since I want to provide something different than the usual from me. Do not get me wrong as the world of Digital Media grows and in turn the approriate outlet but I need to think business and get commercial as this is an area that I struggle with and before long my portfoio will begin to sound the same to me. There is a huge market for cinematic music but the corporate market I believe is bigger and I would like some of that pie! :)
1948 posts
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
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gballx says

I have thought very carefully about this question many many times and wondered about my existence on this marketplace. How do we measure our success? Well for me it is the number of sales and yes it is getting tougher each day as items get approved in the 100’s. What can I do about it – well I can perservere and continually look to improve – which looking at my portfolio’s history I can say that I am achieving this. How can I sell more – well listen to the marketplace, what style and genre is doing well. I am adapting to what the marketplace wants and I strive to submit commercially viable tracks. Can I be versatile enough to provide for the buyer – I hope so as I think my portfolio becomes more varied as time goes on.
I do not think about those authors in the top listings page because they have earned it since AJ began and for those newer authors who have made it to the top list listened to the marketplace and did their research long before I ever did. I am glad that I did the cinematic genre but I am coming to the end of that chapter. Music making is fun for me but I need to stick my business head on and start to readjust to what is required and not what I prefer doing. A steep learning curve is in order for me! :)

1948 posts
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gballx says

I had 2 and one of which was my new upload! :)

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gballx says

Thanks Gae for your words, just feeling rubbish at the moment and I just had a moment…..funny as I just wrote that I had a sale and have trebled August 2013 sales! Sorry everyone for being negative.

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gballx says

This is getting depressing. No sales for days.
I really know how you feel especially when this commission rate is active. In the past day or so I am contemplating on giving up since it may not seem worth it. I enjoy doing music and the thought of stopping is not good but it should be worth it and I hope that the market get’s going again very soon! :)
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gballx says

Thanks Gae and all the best to you :)

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gballx says

Happy birthday celebrations to you all! :)

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gballx says

Happy birthday Envato and thank you for your present – I look forward to unwrapping it at some point today! :)

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gballx says

Dirk Waderman gets a silver paw – big well done to you! :)

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gballx says


I got the Evolve Mutations 1 & 2 as part of NI Komplete 8 Ultimate and just simply had to have Evolve (R2) which is just awesome for SFX and general hybrid noise. I am tempted to get DM-307? to stick into Aeon and Mutate…has anyone done this? :)
Hmm, can’t help you there. Do you think Evolve (R2) has more useable patches than Evolve Mutations (1&2)? I’m trying to weigh my best choice for hybrid percussion and general cinematic stuff. Hah, if you had to choose between them, which would you pick?
Go for the full lock stock and hybrid barrel…....Evolve (R2)! :)
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