Not just AJ income, but just about everything I own in the studio – instruments, mics, interface, DA/AD, preamps, software, monitors, etc – were financed by stock music earnings.
This is why you’re the best Adrien!ADG3studios said
The usual eloquent and well-reasoned response
Envato / AudioJungle is not perfect, and I’ve had my public gripes here and there, but after over 5 years as an author, I have come to the conclusion that AudioJungle, definitively, and for many of the reasons stated above, does not suck. But that’s just one hobbyist’s opinion – take it for what it’s worth.
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.
Ah yes, way to go, Mat! Here’s wishing you oodles of sales!
Glad you made it safely!
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 .
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:
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.
I saw that too – congratulations Matt and Adi!