Posts by tacoMusic

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  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
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tacoMusic says

Matthew, as you make a lot of orchestral music, another option is that you purchase VSL’s VIenna Ensemble Pro and run both your 32-bit and 64-bit plug-ins side-by-side. You should find that your CPU usage is far more efficient that way as well, especially the bigger your sessions become.

There are a bunch of other benefits as well such as being able to keep open a VEPro session with all your instruments loaded up while you move between different Logic projects (this is useful for film projects anyway).

Also thinking of going Yosemite next year, not sure I’m digging the look of it though (but obviously that’s minor compared to how well it works as an OS).

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  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
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tacoMusic says

Well, as you’ll see from my birthday cake badge, I’ve been here a long time. I’m the proverbial AJ OAP, just sitting here dribbling and reminiscing over how I might ‘make it’ here one day.

My experience is that yes, it does affect things. I wasn’t active for around 2-3 years at the beginning and I think my account lost its novelty appeal during that time. I believe that if you’re not considered ‘up and coming’, which is a good selling point for marketplaces selling stuff, then you’re fighting an uphill battle.

From what I’ve seen, Envato, like many places, like to look like they’re discovering and nurturing the new talent out there. Really, I don’t feel my no. of sales reflect well against the number of years I’ve been here and that negatively impacts your sales I think.

I’ve also seen very few authors like myself get a top seller / raised their sales significantly after they’ve been here for a while.

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tacoMusic says

Hi plastic3,

Basically, yes. Any free or creative Commons tracks can’t be registered with AdRev / YouTube’s ContentID. You can only register tracks that can be purchased with a license or you have exclusive rights for (like selling the music on iTunes).

Cheers,

Taco

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tacoMusic says

Now that is worthy of quite a few digital beers. Thanks for the update Alumo, I think you do this community a huge favour by doing all the legwork to find out and communicate these types of things, particularly as you’re under absolutely no obligation to do so. All of us should really be investigating these things ourselves, so a big thank you.

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tacoMusic says

Magic Fisting

Haha! Well, that would get you some attention at least, albeit the type you’re probably not looking for…

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tacoMusic says

Are there any tips anyone would like to share on naming cues as quickly and painlessly as possible ? Any free random generating software ? Websites ?

How about this?

http://www.songname.net/

Obviously, it’s to be taken with a pinch of salt as AJ has it’s way of weighing relevancy based on the title, but might be useful?

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tacoMusic says

Not the strongest look though…I might have to get rid of the tash before Christmas.

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tacoMusic says

+1 Couldn’t have said it better myself, spot on. The lack of support for authours protecting their work here is astounding. According to Envato, we have to watermark our work to ‘protect it’, yet when we protect our work outside the marketplace with things like AdRev and receive a 1 star rating, we’re told tough s**t and that the review is justified.

Ratings are useless here! Honestly, what is the issue with just removing ratings for AudioJungle? Is it a technical issue? A political issue further upstream? Or is it just that there’s a lack of understanding of company policy and Envato do actually want to support authours on this issue, yet not all of support staff are up to date?

Not holding my breath for a response. But it would be nice.

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tacoMusic says

(Also I won’t deny that Envato’s plans to implement creative 1099 reporting have made me a little shy about having more than one account here, though it sounds like reporting isn’t going to start Jan 1 after all, so I don’t have the end of November deadline I originally thought.)

Joel – I’ve been a bit out of the loop on that, what’s the creative 1099 reporting about?

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tacoMusic says

Its just unprofessional to ask a client/customer to fill out a form and prove that they already purchased a license days/weeks/months after they purchased it.

Hi Sky,

Really? Why is it unprofessional to essentially ask for a receipt after purchase? I would have thought it was more professional to do this as it shows you’re a legitimate business protecting their IP.

We do this all the time with software, iloks, elicensors, challenge-response codes etc. for our software, I’m not sure what the difference is with this? Playing the devil’s advocate here, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask for a proof of purchase, otherwise, what is the point of a proof of purchase?

Taco

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