Posts by tacoMusic

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tacoMusic says

I have been using Tabvn – now i just saw that its supposed to alert me of sales – anyone else have this problem?

Yes, it’s stopped working for me (iPhone 5 on iOS 6 – not interested in iOS7). Bit annoying really, I really like being notified as it cuts down on my OCD sales checking (a bit).

683 posts
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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

I met him once. He’s real!

Don’t believe you, I reckon he’s some imaginary figure that lots of people follow ;)

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tacoMusic says

I’m thinking of getting some bass traps for my room too – Luca, are the foam options that bad? I was going to look into getting some, but if you think “lana minerale” (is that Italian for rockwool?) is better, I’ll look into those as well.

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  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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tacoMusic says

Hi muszty,

Yes, that’s totally fine – hope you find the music / sound you’re looking for!

Taco

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tacoMusic says

Hi Clipzz,

You’ll need to upload it to Soundcloud first, then paste a link to the track in one of your comments in this thread. Sorry to hear you’ve been stung by this case, Alex Khaskin has done a great disservice to this whole industry and highlights how both authors and customers need to be protected more.

I hope you find a solution.

All the best,

Taco

683 posts
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  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has referred 100+ members
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tacoMusic says

Well done mate, good to see you rise up!

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tacoMusic says

Well done Martijn, good to see you rising the ranks :)

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tacoMusic says

Granted this is only a small slice of the pie, but the consistency of the numbers suggest to me that the “blame summer” mentality is really a simple case of correlation without causation… my point is simply an echo of the age old testament: that we’re all likely better off saving our precious mental energy for what really matters most – the music :)

Well, you can’t argue against statistics and I see your point and agree that it’s not worth placing your energy in places where there’ll be no pay off. I guess there are also different customer bases for different authours as well meaning sales go down when your particular customers aren’t around!

That combined with what looks like a system of sales buffering / monthly thresholds that AJ has in place will obviously affect sales, so I’ll focus on trying to write better music and hope the curators pick me up one day and give me some limelight. Thanks again for your reply btw.

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tacoMusic says

Here’s a track I did with the dude that is Garry O’Neill:

http://audiojungle.net/item/christmas-jing-a-ling/3536767
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tacoMusic says

Hi Eric,

Thanks for this, really appreciate you taking the time to do these posts / analyses and well done on becoming part of the Envato staff! :)

One question though – I assume you’re saying the Summer slow down is a myth for top selling authours right? I’ve had two very poor August sales since I started trading on AJ (I began selling two years ago) and I know a lot of other authours have had the same experience.

So I’m wondering what myth has been busted exactly as I believe I’ve continued to improve the quality of my music based on the quick succession of sales I usually get on tracks before they disappear into the mass of other tracks, something that didn’t happen in the beginning, yet Summer has continued to prove itself as a poor period of sales for me and others.

Thanks,

Taco

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