Hey RedGiant, here’s my two cents:
1. In all cases, a VideoHive author contacted me.
2. No, I don’t actively browse VideoHive, though I will check out new works by authors I’ve collaborated with.
3. I don’t think so, although I have collaborated with some VH authors more than once so it’s possible that subsequent works have been influenced by my musical style. But I think that VH authors have a pretty good idea of what they’re trying to get across and are looking for matching background music to fit their vision.
4. I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to do this. One time there was a problem with a preview file sound quality when compressed in the video, so I supplied a watermarked WAV , but I think that was it.
5. I’m not sure what advice I can offer except to be friendly and professional when collaborating (of course I’d say this about any form of communication with other authors or buyers). I’m always honored when someone wants to use my music and it’s exciting to see it in action with some great video, so it’s easy for me to be enthusiastic when contacted. It’s possible that others may say that you should pick and choose who you collaborate with, but I’ve never turned down a VH collab and in all cases I haven’t regretted that.
to JHUNGER :
Compared to Presonus converters ,difference is very big. Even if you just play a cd with Aurora, you hear it. Aurora is very detailed, and vety clean, especially on high frequencies.
Presonus is nice , very simple and compact device, which i still have home, but UAurora is the thing you can have for many years without having to go for a better converters.Firstly i wanted to buy RME FF800 , because i have a respect to that company,and really love it. Two friends of mine have RME ,and are extremely satisfied.RME is very simple and easy to use. But i had a good offer to get 16 channels, and i need no preamps, since i already have few preamps.And everuthing i read about AURORA was that it is excellent converter But i think you did not make mistake choosing RME , definitely!
Thanks, Kris! That’s good info, and you’ve put my mind at ease . I agree RME is a great company, and the UCX is a good value for the $$.
From few weeks ago Lynx Aurora 16. Before that i used Presonus FP10
What do you think of the Aurora? When I was looking for interfaces recently I nearly got an Aurora 8 but opted for the RME UCX because it was newer and less $$, but since I’m not using the preamps anyway I’m thinking now that I would have been better off opting for the reputed higher quality conversion of Lynx (or Lavry, Apogee, etc.). Do you hear a big difference over the Presonus converters?
First sale feels good, doesn’t it? Congratulations, and best wishes for many more!
(BTW, you’ll get your new paw soon – it can take up to a day for a paw change to register).
Which one do you use? I have Leaflet and it’s cool, but about a year ago it stopped sending me push notifications so it kind of diminished its usefulness.
In answer to the original question, far too many.
Over the @ 3 years I’ve been building my stock portfolio…
Presonus Firebox MOTU 8 pre RME UCX (very recent addition).
RME conversion was supposed to be an improvement over MOTU , but I honestly am not sure if I can hear the difference, and I wonder if the improvement people hear is mainly the quality of the preamps and not the conversion (I’m bypassing the preamps in favor of outboard pres, so this doesn’t apply in my case). Then again, I haven’t done any A/B comparison – maybe it would be more apparent if I were listening closely.
Agreed. My first 60 or so tunes were loops only – I’m not sure why I stuck exclusively to loops besides the fact that they seemed to be selling and I didn’t want to mess up a good thing. A lot of the really early ones I didn’t even provide an ending for in the project (which was particularly short sighted, because it makes going back and adding an ending much more difficult when I could have just taken the 5 seconds to let a guitar chord ring out in the first place :P).
Anyway, after getting enough responses from buyers who wanted an ending tacked on I realized that I needed to at a minimum start providing full songs, and as much as possible I’ll now also provide a loopable version in the zip package. This is a little bit of overhead but it is nice for the buyer to have options.
On the other hand, I don’t think I’ve had any buyers ask for a loopable version of a full file. I think most buyers are pretty savvy with audio and can edit as necessary. But again, if the author can provide it in the package that’s a few minutes that a video editor can save, which is nice.
To beat a dead horse, it would be nice to have a “Both” option for loopable file instead of Yes | No only. I know I’ve mentioned it several times before, but you know what they say about the squeaky wheel…
Online radio with AJ items?:D Who will listen watermarked audio?:D
I would . I don’t listen to near as many AJ tracks as I’d like to because for each one I have to specifically click around to get to playing a tune. Not hard, but it requires being on the site and interaction every few minutes. If I could just have random songs (maybe filtered by genre) in the background when I’m at work/car/yardwork/etc. I would definitely listen to a lot more AJ music.
+1000! Envato/AudioJungle has seriously sparked (as well as funded) my creative pursuits over the last couple of years.