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pietrogirardi says
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pietrogirardi says

Congrats, and thank you for this! My tune: http://audiojungle.net/item/emotional-piano-soundtrack/8767831&ref=pietrogirardi
All the best,
Pietro

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pietrogirardi says

precisely quality new authors are the reason old ones are having less sales, world keeps on moving
You joined a few days ago, maybe you’re not aware of how things have been goin’on here.
If you read the names in the “popular items” page (the starting point for many customers), you see at least 70% of the same names that were there last year and two years ago.

So your statement is not true: a short amount of old authors are still selling very good, while the majority of old authors have been selling with a certain pace, way slower than the top sellers, but at least constant.
Now in my opinion we have reached such a “critical mass” of items, with the result that
– Top authors are still up there
– regular authors are experiencing difficulties in maintaining their usual monthly income.

And it can only get worse: not only old authors are uploading regularly, but we have more and more new authors that are multiplying the items supply.


But Envato should restrict access with an entrance exam. no entry without 4 or 5 professional tracks approved by the staff?
This would be a reasonable idea. A more accurate selection of authors would at least limit the above mentioned problems.
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pietrogirardi says



Fun fact Your last sale was $18 about 9 hours ago.
Fun fact
Your last sale was $18 7 days ago.


That’s way more fun!
nah, take a look at this! Your last sale was $18 23 days ago. :D
Ouch!
Dear Envato staff, could be a good idea to close the doors. No more new authors for Audiojungle. There’s enough quantity and quality to make a successful business with this marketplace for years and years. Let the authors play their game with an acceptable amount of players and a decent income (that also means motivation, for many of us).
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pietrogirardi says

Fun fact Your last sale was $18 about 9 hours ago.
Fun fact
Your last sale was $18 7 days ago.


That’s way more fun!
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pietrogirardi says

Good job mate. For sure the ticket will be opened by the author himself.
Sh*t like this is happening more and more often, I guess if a service like AdRev may help finding out these abuses.
Hope Envato will beat the hell out of them.

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pietrogirardi says

They don’t know the track exists
Maybe! ;-)
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pietrogirardi says

I really like the mix and the quality of sounds you used. :) The synth bass and lead synth although performing a nice groove and of very good quality, they sounds to me reminiscent of the 80s. This might not appeal to the mainstream corporate potential customers. It is just my humble opinion.
Thanks for your feedback! You may be right, but I liked the contrast with the ‘80 synth sound and the modern, hyper-compressed drums…
Anyway, I’ve been nominated with this song together with a videohive project, you can check it out here. This could also be a good test for this song!
Cheers,
Pietro
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pietrogirardi says

Sorry if I’m a little rude, but I don’t think the OP really knows what he’s talking about…
There has just been a competition to join HZ team, it was called Bleeding Fingers. If you want to figure out the level of musicianship and composing/arranging/mixing/mastering skills required to make it to the final, you can check it out here.
Cheers,
Pietro

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Hi there! Generally speaking I do not believe in synth sounds being “dated”: ‘80 synthesizers are the most sought-after for how awesome they sounded (search for the price of a restored Yamaha CS-80, one of Vangelis’ most beloved machines, and you’ll know what I’m talking about).

What lacks in today’s virtual synths like the above mentioned Absynth is the warmth and depth of the old analog machines – but in my opinion we have no choice: an old Moog is expensive, hard to maintain, a nightmare to repair and needs time to be tuned (and forget total recall, of course).

For improving your VST synth sounds I would suggest you 3 things:

  • be selective in purchasing virtual instruments: for example, U-he Diva has replaced 90% of the VST synth I used before. Try to understand what your needs are, and search for the best synth in that field.
  • warm them up to taste with saturators or tape simulators (there’re plenty on the market)
  • use a harmonic enhancer like Loomer Mainfold to make the sound bigger and fatter, but be careful not to overuse them as you can easily loose clarity and mess up with the stereo image.

hope it helps…
Cheers,
Pietro
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