Thanks Jon, will check it out! I’m currently on Logic 9 and PT HD 9. No compelling reason to upgrade at the moment, but I know I’ll have to eventually. I do know there are a few options for 32bit plug in support in Logic X.
I’m on Logic 9 too at the moment, but based on the poor feedback on Apple’s forums about Logic X and Mavericks I’m particularly uncertain about upgrading yet! I’m still on Lion at the moment, but thinking of upgrading to mavericks soon.
As much as it pains me to change DAW again (I switched from Sony ACID to Cubase to Digital Performer and then Logic), I’m seriously thinking about moving to Reaper with Pro Tools 11 to be able to pass over mix sessions to a mix engineer.
Re: 32bit support in any DAW, I use 32bit plugins via VEPro and it works a treat. Costs around 230 euros though…http://www.viennaensemblepro.com/
Beyonce can fart on the microphone and it will go platinum simply based on her previous success. Somebody will love it.
I love it very much when she does that. All good points – digging your music and profile design too LostMachines, good stuff (although it doesn’t beat Beyonce farting on a mic).
Well done Luca, impressive rise dude
Too Funny @ Jumastudios. My wife doesn’t get me cool gifts either. If you re-read both Alumo and Luca’s posts they say their GIRLFRIENDS got them those gifts, there is the difference!!!! I do remember when my wife was my girlfriend I would get cool music stuff, now married with kids….........socks, sweaters etc.
This sounds like a downgrade to girlfriend from wife is the better option. I’ll say jinglepopmusic from AJ told me to do it, I’m sure she’ll understand.
Hmmm, I think I need to refund and replace my wife, I’m not getting anything like that from her these days!
@Matthew, yes, there’s an app called ‘Tabvn’, but it doesn’t seem to work anymore, at least not for me. Last time I looked into it, the app stopped working because the app developer hadn’t renewed his Apple developer license which means the push notifications side of things stop. You can still use it as a quick qay to check on your sales, but without the push notifications it’s a bit useless in my opinion.
I typed in ‘tacomusic’ and came across this incredible list of very usable music by some guy called tacoMusic. Result!
Well done Tony, hope to join you in silverdom asap!
1. I’m baffled when you say invest in new sounds. I have Kontakt 5.3 and literally almost every sample library you can name. Could it be my mixing that makes the sounds seem bad or not up-to-date?
I didn’t say the sounds are ‘bad’, I just mean you could work them differently to make them shine a bit more. The best advice is to listen to the pro’s and ask yourself questions like ‘why is their sound better than mine?’ and ‘how would I change my music to sound better / more like theirs?’. There’s a lot of subtleties in string writing, I’d start with that – I didn’t study classical music, but listen to a lot of classical stuff for pleasure and so I understand how strings are ‘meant’ to sound.
2. I need more clarification on the category suggestion. Example: Is this in the right category? http://audiojungle.net/item/the-heist/6276469
That particular track seems like it’s in the right place, but let’s take your latest track ‘Timeless’. When people look for Dubstep, they’re looking for raw, gritty and dirty electro sounds that kicks in and is glitched up, while Timeless is much more mellow and has a hint of Hip Hop in it. I would have put it in the Electronic category. This is just my opinion, there will be other people who differ! And I’m not saying it’s easy either!
Please don’t take my feedback as my being argumentative, I’m just looking to really narrow it down to the specific changes I can make to turn this experience around for the better.
That’s cool, totally understand. Hope I didn’t offend you with my comments, just trying to help. If there’s one piece of advice I can give, it’s to say we’re working in stock music where the stereotypical sound (possibly with a slight edge so it stands out) is what sells i.e. is this ‘typical’ of the genre if I was thinking of Dubstep / Corporate Motivational / Hurdy Gurdy music etc? Again, it’s hard to do, but there are lots of successful examples on here of it.
I had a listen through your portfolio – I think it might be worth investing in some better sounds to work with and closely comparing your tracks with what sells in a specific category that you’re trying to compete in.
I’d say your tracks Happy Island and Happy Go Ukulele are more the kind of thing that would sell here and are two of your stronger tracks. That’s not to say they’re the only styles that sell of course, but I think you’d get a better response with those kinds of tracks. Also think about structure, you want to wow people the minute they hear your stuff whether that’s with your production, unusual instrumentation or fresh / modern sounds.
Another thing I’d also suggest is rethinking where you place your music i.e. which categories. You might be placing your tracks in the wrong area meaning people would gloss over them as it’s not what they’re looking for at that moment. Think of what people are looking for when they browse a category and list by sales to get an idea of what works in a specific category.
Hope that helps – social media will work better for you if you’re not doing the hard sell by the way, something that is hard as ultimately we’re trying to sell here!