This. Is. Superb.
Is there a badge for Super Dude or something? SchwartzSound, you deserve some kind of official recognition for your efforts in my opinion…
...often times I am just scanning files from the thumbnails, so I wouldn’t even notice if the track comes in different versions unless I listen to the whole thing or click to see the description.
Maybe this is where the ability to have different thumbnails per track could come in use? Mine are already labeled with a mood, so it might be difficult to fit more in there (!), but it would make it easy to identify tracks with additional edits in them…
Ok, cool. That totally makes sense what you’re saying about improving on tracks that are already selling well by adding multiple versions. The intro thing is difficult though, as not every track lends itself to a big powerful start…a SoundCloud-style display of audio would be incredible (as discussed in another thread), but I doubt that’s on its way anytime soon!
Thanks for your thoughts felt_tips
Don’t shoot me down in flames, but I also have the feeling that there’s a higher chance of finding musical mediocrity / inoffensiveness in the corporate section.
Shoot him down in FLAMES !!! Only joking, totally agree, although more because it’s become a ‘catch-all’ category. I’m guilty of uploading there as well as, and I’m sure a lot of composers here agree, it seems like everyone sells better in that category so it’s attractive to think that’s where you should advertise your tracks. A lot of top authours have their tracks in that category for example.
As a follow up question to your thoughts felt_tips and chanredfield, I tend to prepare 15s, 30s, 60s and full versions of tracks for the very reasons you describe and have a succinct ending, but I’ve been hearing from other libraries that it might be better to provide a sting along with 2-3 versions of tracks i.e. with drums, without and a very simple underscore version along with the full track. Would that make your lives easier when editing to your videos?
2) It would allow buyers an opportunity to see that there is more to your piece than that quiet 5 second string intro. They could also easily click around the sections of your piece that (should) be well defined simply by its waveform.
I would LOVE that. Big fan of SoundCloud’s interface for quickly moving through audio and totally see what you’re saying about the 5 second quiet intro. Good call BCrutchfield.
I know it’s not a solution, and I agree that a dedicated mobile app would be great, but if you’re interested in hearing the preview of items on your own iPhone / iPad then you can click and hold the play button on the thumbnail preview and open it in a new page to hear the mp3 preview…
I have to raise her name once again, Alisiya is an amazingly talented piano player. Some of her tracks feel like they should be in top-end feature films and have that beautiful quality that you also find in more obscure Eastern European independent cinema.
A diamond in the rough (me being the rough of course with my plinky-plonky Frère Jacques-style piano playing).http://audiojungle.net/user/Alisiya
I should add, if any of you spank-happy composers come across a ‘Gizmo Smith’, it’s my neighbour!!! Only joking
Well done Tim, good to see you’re doing well outside of AJ as well as inside! ZtarrZound, I believe this is via iTunes, so I’m not surprised there’s no mention of AJ:
“Tim McMorris’ breezy folk love song “Overwhelmed” (King’s Crown)...released to the iTunes Store last October, has moved almost all of its 14,000 downloads sold to date in the past four weeks”