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gbiasillo says

Here’s a story that I found funny.

A recent track of mine sold within hours of being released, so I went to bed with a fluffy feeling inside. The next morning, I checked my profile and my account balance was way up! Woot! I thought, I’ve FINALLY hit a formula for a track that will sell! Nope, my track hadn’t sold any more – the sale was from a music pack. Still good but not quite what I’d hoped for! LOL

Please share your anticlimactic stories :)

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Basspartout says
I once discovered that stock music site called…. ah…cant remember the name right now. Anyway, they have that system that you can actually see what an author sold by a coloured paw right next to his/her name. So I joined and uploaded a few tracks, went to bed with that feeling that I’ve FINALLY hit a formula for my life and that I’d see at least a red paw in no time….... Woot…still brown?? :confusedsad:

Still good but not quite what I’d hoped for! LOL
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:chuckle: You all have a terrific weekend :)
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thesensercomplex says

I love it when a music pack sells. That balance goes up mighty quick…. That goes for extended license sales too.

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scoringaudiogeeks says

I love it when a music pack sells. That balance goes up mighty quick…. That goes for extended license sales too.

Yeah, once there was extended license sale on music pack and I was w00t how many songs we have sold and … it was just one music pack :D

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TortoiseTree says

Ok, I need to share this story with you guys coz I know that at least you guys will understand it, and how funny it is.

So we know with this saxophone player who’s a real jazz cat and put a lot of his own money into writing, recording, producing and publishing a jazz album with some friends. So he comes to us one day saying “Man, we worked on this album for months on end and it’s finally done, it’s published everywhere now… iTunes, cdbaby etc… here let me show you one of our songs” So then he opens up one of the sites he’s publishing from and plays the “best” track. So it’s pretty good and he’s taking us through the song and says” listen to this part, it took so many takes to get this sax solo down but we got it perfect” so then we all lean in in anticipation and then suddenly we hear the noise of ten saxophones playing at once. His face goes completely grey and he murmurs “S**t… guys I gotta go fix this” and bolts out the room.

Now those of you with mixing and sound engineering experience know what has happened but to those of you that don’t I’ll explain. When you record solos or even parts for a song, often you do it various times and you save all the takes, then when you pick whichever take you like most you either mute the rest of the takes or delete them. After that you export the audio. This poor guy forgot to mute the other nine tracks and the engineer forgot to check the track, so on their published album there are ten sax takes playing at once!

Now, I do want to clear up that we felt really bad for this guy and fortunately the actual CD hadn’t been burned yet and they had only published online. But still, we did laugh about it and now it’s a joke amongst all of us, even he admits it’s pretty funny. I hope you guys find it funny too, I just had to share that with my fellow other AudioJungle musicians!!

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SimpleProductions says

That is hilarious! Obviously they didn’t bother with mastering…

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AlumoAudio says

@TortoiseTree: What a great story! I’ve accidentally exported multiple takes myself in the past, but as I’m terrified of exactly this happening, always check the output. OMG imagine the sound on those saxophones!

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SchwartzSound says

then suddenly we hear the noise of ten saxophones playing at once.

I dunno, sounds pretty avant garde to me ;)

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scoringaudiogeeks says

@TortoiseTree: Entertaining story! Poor sax-dude :/

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Mihai_Sorohan says

... and then suddenly we hear the noise of ten saxophones playing at once. His face goes completely grey and he murmurs “S**t… guys I gotta go fix this” and bolts out the room. Now those of you with mixing and sound engineering experience know what has happened but to those of you that don’t I’ll explain. When you record solos or even parts for a song, often you do it various times and you save all the takes, then when you pick whichever take you like most you either mute the rest of the takes or delete them. After that you export the audio. This poor guy forgot to mute the other nine tracks and the engineer forgot to check the track, so on their published album there are ten sax takes playing at once!

Well, here’s another, sort of similar. Some time ago a friend of mine asked me to record a trumpet solo for his album. I recorded several takes, some with mute, some without, sent all and told him “you’ll chose what you like”.
Next day he send me a mix with all solos on top of each other and told me he likes it better this way. That did create a certain “something”.

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