Posts by jhunger

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  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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jhunger
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I switched out computers a week ago after a few scary chkdsk issues finally prompted me to ditch the old box entirely. After spending the last week installing software and updates, I decided what the heck and upgraded to Windows 10 this evening. I figure that eventually prior versions won’t be supported, and if the world was going to implode I’d rather do it now before I get rolling on this new box.

It did take down a couple of things – Cubase ran but with some eLicenser errors that were resolved by starting up the license manager tool in admin mode. Also, Trilian reverted back to Demo mode and I had to reauthorize – I don’t have any other Spectrasonics tools, so I don’t know for sure, but I’m wondering if Omnisphere might have the same problem.

Other than that, so far so good. My interface (RME) had no problem at all which was the most important thing. My only requirement for Windows 10 was to not have to boot into the stupid Metro window, and that requirement was met. I’m also glad to be rid of the charms. Cortana came up when I logged in for the first time but was easy to turn off. Edge worked well enough to browse to the Chrome installer. Ultimately it feels a lot more like Windows 7, but boxier.

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
says

Congratulations!

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
says

Ah yes, way to go, Mat! Here’s wishing you oodles of sales!

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
says

Glad you made it safely!

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
says

For me guitars and basses are the easiest part. I don’t like programming drums… so dull, always prefer to record live, but it’s a lot of work and lack of good drummers :) The hardest part for me is programming orchestral instruments. They rarely play as I wish so it’s lot of tweaking to get what I want and some like violin solo are just impossible to record without live instrument and musician.

I agree on recording guitars. I still think it’s hard to pin down the sound you want, but for me it’s a lot more interesting and fun than programming drums or tweaking a synth, or frankly anything in the box. I could experiment with mic placement all day, but burn out very quickly when I’m on the computer. For this reason I have 200+ projects that are 2/3 of the way done :).

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
says

I have no idea how the market has grown, but let’s make a ballpark guess. If the total sales amount is 2M and the growth has been stable 30% each year, the first year number could have been something like 80,000 sales. Then the numbers would be about:

2008:80,000

2009: 100,000

2010: 130,000

2011: 170,000

2012: 220,000

2013: 290,000

2014: 370,000

2015: 500,000

Which would total to about 2M sales in those years total. Which means that this year total sales might be something like 500,000 sales. Now remember this can be way off, as I’m totally pulling these numbers out my… ears.

Thanks for the interesting read, Driving!

You may have already seen this, but if you’re interested in looking more into the historical data, you can query the top items + the top 20 or so authors going back several years. For instance:

http://audiojungle.net/page/top_sellers?day=12&month=11&year=2009

gives you that information for November 2009 (right about when I started!). You’d have to extrapolate to make assumptions about all authors, but if you look at those numbers I think we can safely assume that we were nowhere near 100,000 sales in 2009 as a marketplace. At least, that’s what I remember.

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
says

I saw that too – congratulations Matt and Adi!

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
says

Congratulations on the achievement!

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
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Sweet – good to hear that you’re coming back to the Pacific NW! Good luck, and best wishes for a safe trip!

1056 posts Go Acoustic!
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+7 more
jhunger
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Careful with this. I’ve had people add lyrics or voiceovers to my stock tracks and then register them to ContentID to try and monetize the modified track. As a result I received emails from people who bought my tracks that they were suddenly getting 3rd Party content copyright flags on their videos on YouTube.

I’d be inclined not to do it, or else charge the client for a soundalike track. Otherwise, get it in writing that the client won’t use ContentID.

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