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Hey PI,

Short answer is (in my opinion and experience) that non-exclusive is worth it from a strict revenue perspective, but maybe not from a sanity and focus perspective. It really depends on what your goals are and where you want to spend your time.

There’s been a lot of discussion on this – here’s a search result on exclusive vs. non-exclusive.

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Neumann KH 120s. These are a very recent addition so all but a couple of tracks in my portfolio were done using Mackie MR5s or (for the really early stuff) M-Audio Studiophiles. I don’t know how to best describe the Neumanns except that I can hear a lot more detail than I was hearing with the MR5s, and as far as I can tell nothing seems hyped whereas I always had to do a lot of guesswork in the lows and low mids with the MR5s.

That said, it’s really just one tool in the chain, and although it’s easier to mix now it’s not a magic bullet (and there are a few tunes I did early on with these speakers that I want to go back and remix now). The biggest obstacles I have are a non-optimal room (working on this, but it will be a while) and the limitations of my ears and production skills, which is a continual journey of slow improvement.

simaudio, if you’re listening in, you’ll be happy to hear that I finally got the MoPADs you recommended :). Looks like they’re made of about the same Auralex foam block I had been using as makeshift isolation pads, but they look a lot nicer and, more importantly, they allowed me to optimize the angle of the speakers a lot better for my ears. I highly recommend them.

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The music I make for AudioJungle and other marketplaces is not too far off from what I would normally play and write, which is usually acoustic-driven folk/pop/rock. The real difference (besides erring on the simpler and lighter side of things) is that my more personal music almost always has lyrics, and any lyrics I write that sound good to me are typically not in any way commercial.

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Congratulations, Tim!

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Add me as another Cubase 6 user. Don’t really know if it’s better or worse than other DAWs – it’s just the one I got used to.

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I agree with blindholm that light, positive, and simple music sells best, though I’ve had success with more introspective stuff (still light and simple, though). Although I’d agree with fxprosound that a lot of AudioJungle offerings, including many of the best selling tracks, are made with computers and samplers, in my experience there is plenty of success to be had using real instruments as well, and in fact I feel like this part of the marketplace is one area that has a lot of room for growth.
no way! your acoustic tracks are selling like hot cakes. Sometimes i wished I played the guitar! :P

You should learn – it’s fun (though your fingers get chewed up pretty well at first)!

Conversely, I always wish I were better at piano and creating synth arrangements :). But I guess one of the themes of this thread is that you can find success when you play to your strengths.

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I agree with blindholm that light, positive, and simple music sells best, though I’ve had success with more introspective stuff (still light and simple, though).

Although I’d agree with fxprosound that a lot of AudioJungle offerings, including many of the best selling tracks, are made with computers and samplers, in my experience there is plenty of success to be had using real instruments as well, and in fact I feel like this part of the marketplace is one area that has a lot of room for growth.

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My top that I know of is 6 in a row of the same song. 8 in a row is pretty amazing :)

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Tom Waits is awesome – I wish I were 1000th the lyricist he is. Gotta agree with McCartney and the Beatles in general.

When I was learning guitar I really got into older folk music from my parents’ generation – of those, my top 3 artists were Paul Simon, Dylan and Cat Stevens. I have other influences now, but those three were huge for me when I was just starting out.

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Happy Birthday, and congratulations!

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