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jhunger says

By all accounts it’s a great mic for the price, and I think you’ll be happy with it if it’s an all around mic, e.g. you’ll be using it for vocals as well as stringed instruments.

However, if you’re getting a mic only for recording stringed instruments (and you have a different one for vocals), you may want to consider a small diaphragm condenser. In the same price range there are several great SDC options, including the Oktava MK012, Rode NT5, AT 4041.

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I think I’m finally on the brink of taking Matt’s advice on this one. I’ve had 3 tracks listed as an experiment (on Audiam, not AdRev, but a similar concept), for a few months, and just got my third statement (for August) – looks like it’s pretty close to the $1/1000 views rule of thumb that Paul reported. Not to get into exact numbers, but I will say that right now it looks quite promising and well worth straightening out a few customers who have had trouble disputing claims.

BTW – I don’t have any reason in particular that I used Audiam instead of AdRev (well, I do, but it was sort of a knee jerk reaction to a different marketplace that I felt was pushing AdRev on me – turns out I probably should have let them, c’est la vie). I haven’t had much experience with AdRev, but I’m willing to bet that they’re more polished than Audiam, which seems very beta. That said, they’ve been extremely responsive and have released claims within minutes of me telling them to on behalf of a customer.

Besides the potential $$, I started feeling like this was a necessary move because on 3 instances now I’ve had to deal with somebody else fingerprinting my songs. This is a good way to assert ownership and, as mentioned above, get some recompense for song theft. I’m fairly confident that a decent percentage of the claims that were listed for August were not via paid licenses. Also, it seems that more and more musicians are taking the plunge, and soon (if it isn’t already) this will just be pretty much the norm.

Honestly it still freaks me out a bit, and I’m still not sure that I understand all the ramifications, but I will be uploading several more masters over the rest of the year to see how it progresses.

Joel,

Perhaps do what I did. Start with a few of your “more likely to be pirated” tracks see how it feels first. Also, Jesse @ AdRev told me that despite the 4 month lag before results are reported and income earned, from that point forward the reports are monthly and payments quarterly as they are with most PRO’s.

By the way, thank you again for the advice on the Uke. I ended up with an Ibanez EW Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric \\

I love it! Can’t play to save my life but I’m learning and practicing almost everyday.

Sweet! So much fun – and having the pickup will come in really handy so you don’t have to run out and lay down a bunch of cash for a mic/interface set up right away. Also, don’t know if you play live, but it’s great to have the option – I played in a band a few years back and would love to have pulled out my uke but don’t have any with a pickup, unfortunately.

Back on the AdRev topic, thanks for the good advice – I’m taking it in baby steps, or at least have been over the last few months. But I think from what I’ve seen so far the potential downside is well outweighed by the benefits.

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jhunger says

I think I’m finally on the brink of taking Matt’s advice on this one. I’ve had 3 tracks listed as an experiment (on Audiam, not AdRev, but a similar concept), for a few months, and just got my third statement (for August) – looks like it’s pretty close to the $1/1000 views rule of thumb that Paul reported. Not to get into exact numbers, but I will say that right now it looks quite promising and well worth straightening out a few customers who have had trouble disputing claims.

BTW – I don’t have any reason in particular that I used Audiam instead of AdRev (well, I do, but it was sort of a knee jerk reaction to a different marketplace that I felt was pushing AdRev on me – turns out I probably should have let them, c’est la vie). I haven’t had much experience with AdRev, but I’m willing to bet that they’re more polished than Audiam, which seems very beta. That said, they’ve been extremely responsive and have released claims within minutes of me telling them to on behalf of a customer.

Besides the potential $$, I started feeling like this was a necessary move because on 3 instances now I’ve had to deal with somebody else fingerprinting my songs. This is a good way to assert ownership and, as mentioned above, get some recompense for song theft. I’m fairly confident that a decent percentage of the claims that were listed for August were not via paid licenses. Also, it seems that more and more musicians are taking the plunge, and soon (if it isn’t already) this will just be pretty much the norm.

Honestly it still freaks me out a bit, and I’m still not sure that I understand all the ramifications, but I will be uploading several more masters over the rest of the year to see how it progresses.

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jhunger says


Hi Soundroll, do you have any update? is your account working?
No, it still doesn’t work.

That sucks man – sorry to hear it’s still happening, and also if I made light of it earlier. My sales have been zero today as well, but maybe just an unusually slow Saturday, or at least I haven’t heard from anybody that they tried to buy.

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I have not heard from anybody, but sales have been pretty dismal today, so it’s nice to have something to blame that on :)
Dismal? So, how much? 59 ? ;)

Ha! Yes, dismal is relative. Underwhelming rather? I’ll just say it’s about 15% of yesterday.

I wish I had 59 sales in a day :P Of course, all I can think about is the amount of Authors Fee that would be reported to the IRS in that case…
Everything is relative :) Actually a big difference. But anyway, I would like to have your 15% :) I’m happy because today I sold also licensed ”... Mass Reproduction” :)

You’ve got me beat, then – your single exclusive Mass Reproduction sale trumps my handful of non-exclusive standard sales :) :) :)

But I think we’ve co-opted Dmitry’s thread.

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jhunger says


I have not heard from anybody, but sales have been pretty dismal today, so it’s nice to have something to blame that on :)
Dismal? So, how much? 59 ? ;)

Ha! Yes, dismal is relative. Underwhelming rather? I’ll just say it’s about 15% of yesterday.

I wish I had 59 sales in a day :P Of course, all I can think about is the amount of Authors Fee that would be reported to the IRS in that case…

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jhunger says

I have not heard from anybody, but sales have been pretty dismal today, so it’s nice to have something to blame that on :)

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jhunger says

Blue is having a pretty good promo through December:

  • Any of the enCORE series mics are buy one get one free
  • Get a free B6 capsule when you buy a Bottle Rocket Stage 1
  • Get a free Robbie preamp when you buy a Kiwi

I’ve never used the enCORE series so I don’t know how they compare, say, to an SM58, but grabbing two decent stage mics for $100 seems like a good deal.

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jhunger says

I’m not very good at marketeering either, and I have a lot of trouble coming up with tags.

One thing that’s helped me is looking up stuff to purchase on other marketplaces. Obviously musical tags are a different beast than those you’d use when looking up a theme or a graphic, but you start getting the idea of how people are searching for stuff. The advantage (at least for me, a complete idiot in the visual arts) is that I can get an idea of how somebody with no idea of what they really want can narrow the search down.

Or maybe even go through the exercise of testing out the spiffy new search capabilities on AudioJungle. Imagine you’re making a car commercial, or a crafty webisode, or some corporate presentation of a new release of something, etc. How would you look things up if you were in charge of the music, and what kind of result do you get from your search terms?

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jhunger says

Just amazing! Nice going, PZ :).

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