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tacoMusic says

What’s next? A nigerian prince promising 2 million dollars for buying your audio?

If only…I’m waiting for my Nigerian princess to sweep up my portfolio with those 2 million buckaroo’s. Don’t break my dream ToxicRecordings. And Santa IS REALLL!!!

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tacoMusic says

This gives me an idea to try and boost traffic to my portfolio. I might pretend to be a middle aged guy who sits alone at his computer in a dimly lit room ordering pizza and trying to pen the next corporate hit… no, wait. Scrap that idea.

Haha, that’s a winning look. Kind of like this which is going to be my 2015 Summer look (btw, that’s not me if you’re wondering!):

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tacoMusic says

Jamie, you’ve got a new fan. Love this kind of stuff – I’ll also be looking for it on Amazon.

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tacoMusic says

Bookmarked – looking forward to watching these, thanks for sharing Jamie and congrats on finishing them! I can imagine it was a lot of work!

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tacoMusic says

Taco, have you heard of people running logic x along side vienna ensemble pro? VEP processing of VST instruments is much more efficient than within logic. I set up VEP to stream into logic on my same rig (slave rig is even better) and it works so so much better than having everything inside logic.

Hi thesecession,

That’s actually the set up I have – I’m running 3 or so VEPro instances on my Mac Mini and routing it into Logic X’s mixing board so I can add effects etc there. However, there’s this weird thing with record-enabling a track in Logic even when all the instruments are loaded in VEPro instances whereby a single CPU spikes and you get this nasty digital distortion. It seems to prevent Logic from distributing the processing power across all cores.

I’ve tried using buses for all my inserts as that was posted elsewhere as a solution, but nothing seems to have worked yet. I’d hoped going from v9 to X would sort it, but nope. Have you had te same issue?

Ps, sorry for hijacking this thread, I’ll start a new one if the conversation gets going.

Pps. Gari and Jamie, I’m drooling with envy over your set ups

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tacoMusic says

I’m really having quite a terrible time with sales at the moment, not sure what to do. I’ve uploaded a new track I spent a bit of time crafting, so let’s see if that helps things, but I’m not hopeful based on my last upload!

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tacoMusic says

How many HDMI monitors you running?

I’ve not experienced the record-enable core spike thing on the mac pro, nothing like it. In fact nothing I’ve thrown at it yet has caused a crash (wish I hadn’t typed that…might have jinxed myself).

So far I’m very happy with it, although kicking myself for missing Graham’s Atari offer. ;)

I think we all want an Atari, or a BBC Micro to play Repton on:

Great to hear you haven’t had any issues with it. It may well be something to do with my set up, as much as I like to think of myself as technical, I have my limits so it may just be a serious brain fart that’s stopping me getting around the issue. Still want a Mac Pro though.

I have two 23” HDMI screens which has served me ok for the time being, but I get the feeling I’ll need to get another one to use with the Mac Mini when I finally get a Mac Pro so that I can use VEPro on it as a slave. I feel another brain fart coming along just thinking about that though…

Do you have multiple SSD HD’s hooked up to the machine? I’m already at my limit with a 4tb FW800 / USB 3 G-Tech drive and on a continuous cycle of needing more it seems these days!

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tacoMusic says

Jamie, you’re running Logic X if I’m not mistaken right? I’ve been thinking about upgrading to a Mac Pro for the film work I do too so your set up interests me too. One thing I have a REAL problem with at the moment in Logic X is the record-enable thing where one core spikes when it’s enabled. Just can’t seem to shake it. That combined with the fact my Mac Mini just whizzes off to space every time it’s a bit hot in Seville (which is most of the time, much like where you are I expect), so I wanted to save for a Mac Pro I best use the SSD’s, quietness, extra horsepower and not feel like my machine is about to melt every two seconds. Assuming I could use TB to HDMI adaptors for my HDMI displays correct?

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tacoMusic says

Nice one, that’s a very impressive leap to Elite status in such a short time!

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tacoMusic says

As a freelance editor, many of my broadcast clients have purchased tracks (several hundred over the past few year alone). Now that the price has jumped from $18 to $306 for national broadcast, we will no longer be using audio jungle. Thanks for a good run!

I understand it must be frustrating seeing such an apparently ‘big’ jump in price Brian, but honestly, the prices here haven’t been correctly pitched for a long time now and even that price point for a national broadcast is still incredibly cheap in today’s market.

As has been mentioned before, the figures for just getting an ad onto national TV is so much higher than what is being asked for and multiplies according to when you want your ad to air, the size of your audience etc. I’m sure you know all this, so your broadcast clients really shouldn’t have an issue with paying a bit more for music, especially as it is probably contributing a fair amount to the production and therefore success of the campaign.

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