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tacoMusic says

Good to hear some of you are doing so well in June. Not so much here, but my real concern is August based on last year…

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tacoMusic says

Good to hear you got it sorted in the end Noizman! :)

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tacoMusic says

Ercument, the same thing happened to me. It’s due to a faulty connection in the USB device and Native Instruments have been trying to ignore it for a very long time now. I had to send back two different USB drives to find out what was wrong with it and, in the end, it turned out to be a matter of opening up the USB drive and making sure that the hard drive was well connected to the casing.

Its pretty embarrassing that NI keep sending out these faulty drives, but what can you do, it’s company policy I guess! Another way around this is to remove the hard drive from the casing, but obviously you’ll lose your warranty, and then put it into an external hard drive USB ‘loading bay’ like this one:

http://www.pccomponentes.com/sharkoon_sata_quickport_xt_duo_usb3_0.html

If you want some assistance, send me an e-mail via my profile and I’ll help you out.

Cheers,

Taco
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tacoMusic says

Things have definitely quietened down for the World Cup across the net from my experience as well. I try not to rely on sales here because of that very reason i.e. sales can completely disappear due to factors out of our control. Maybe we should’ve tried to sell more World Cup items? :)

But yes, I’m also in (semi)-panic mode because of a low level of work at the moment!

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tacoMusic says

Guys gballx and studio26design... unfortunately I can’t personally to meet with you to inflict physical damage to both of you; it’s also, unfortunately I do not have the right to write my angry messages in your address, because it is prohibited by the rules of the forum.

While I sympathise with your situation, I don’t think that’s the right way to solve this either Realvoices! My comment wasn’t directed at either of those authors specifically, but more as a general comment. Graham – I think everyone including myself know your intentions weren’t intentionally malicious, I just think humour like this can easily be misinterpreted and non-English speakers should be given some slack as it’s tough to get your message across in another language.

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tacoMusic says

I’m a bit tired of seeing people use this repeated joke of phrases like ‘Dolla’ and ‘American Steer’ against people who aren’t native English speakers. It’s a form of forum bullying if you ask me, and I think it’s pretty disrespectful to people who are trying to communicate with other authours. I’ve had to learn a language (Spanish) and it’s not easy to say things as you would normally in your own language. Have some respect for the guy, he or she has at least had the decency to try and write in English here.

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tacoMusic says

Use support to report things like this, but even more important, check your links as you’re linking to the same item twice (pretty hard to plagiarise yourself)

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tacoMusic says

Joel, I’ve got Komplete Ultimate 9 and for the type of stuff I write, it has come in use a number of times, but hasn’t been essential. That said, it’s basically more colours to your palette (like any library), which means that you have more options to play with when one library doesn’t fit the bill. That’s particularly useful in an orchestral context as some instruments blend better with others I find.

Are you planning on moving into areas other than folk, or is this for another account where you do brutal dubstep, hardcore techno and hybrid orchestral mash ups? :)

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tacoMusic says

I always find with AJ that you are led into a false sense of prosperity. You start the month with a real good start thinking halfway through you are going to be rich by the end of the month and then it suddenly changes like the weather. This convinces me that we are all on some kind of wheel that turns until it is someone else’s turn for sales. The pattern happens too many times.

Yep, I’ve been selling here for nearly as long as you Marb and my experience is the same, it feels like this is just one big cog in the system constantly turning that gives each authour a small window of opportunity to sell their work every x days. If that is the case, I wouldn’t be surprised if such a system only lets your work appear in front of the ‘buying crowd’ during your ‘selling’ period which is why you get these little flurry of sales every so often.

It’s not a natural sales pattern here that’s for sure and a number of people outside AJ have said that’s why they don’t trade here, it’s just too sporadic and down to factors out of their control. However, if the system is automated that way, it’s a clever idea as it distributes sales among the marketplaces and motivates authours through a kind of ‘carrot on a stick’ approach. The social aspect of the marketplaces feeds into a system like that as authours encourage each other based on their own varying level of sales which means new content is constantly added and people strive to improve their quality constantly in the hope of more sales.

What I’m interested in knowing is if it’s possible to break out of the monthly sales threshold authours seem to get put into. Regardless of my efforts (and I know you’ve had the same frustration Marb), it seems like I can do absolutely nothing to break out of the same level of sales each month regardless of uploading new tracks that sell regularly in the beginning, therefore showing potential, yet slow down after their honeymoon period.

My impression is that for any kind of success here, and particularly top seller kind of success, you need to be regularly driving good quality traffic that buys to the marketplace. Then it would make sense for Envato to reward you with sales or you get them from the traffic you drive here as you’re contributing to the business model with hard currency.

PS, Envato machine, this isn’t a negative post, just a reflective one so please don’t murder my sales for dissidence.

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tacoMusic says

Well done Graham, glad to see you got a decent set of sales in

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