Feeling like it’s lights out here at the moment, really haven’t seen a drop like this in the entire time I’ve been here – the only thing I can attribute it to is abysmal traffic based on the stats of my tracks. Are any of you switching up your tags, descriptions and titles to try and combat things, or focusing on external marketing?
What kind of TB drives have you been looking at? I’m in the same boat, although probably a little further off than you from getting Darth Vader’s helmet at this point because of finances. But when I looked into it, it seemed like the most economical way of setting up my samples (also over 2tb and I’m also using VES Pro) with SSD’s was to use an external TB enclosure with some SSD’s from OWC (www.macsales.com).
However, it’s still going to be an expensive route, so I’ve been umming and erring on just sticking with the 12tb option which would cost $1k but provide a bunch of storage for years to come.
Subscribing to this thread, as interested to hear what other people have to say about it!
Impressive achievement, well done pz!
Amazing sales. even though it`s summer. We love you buyers
...Or rather ‘We love you AudioJungle search engine’
Simply terrible sales here, haven’t seen anything quite like it in years. Looks like all my external referral links and duplicated content across the web and other stock sites has finally come to bite me on the bum.
The reason for this I suspect is due to recent Google doorway/thin content penalties and other algorithmic updates that were actioned over the past couple of months, and still continuing. I can only imagine the complete nightmare stock sites are having right now trying adjust to these new changes, as they’re so heavily dependent on external backlinking from referrers (especially sites like Themeforest).Problem is, Google’s new measures are detecting these as ‘unnatural links’ to thin content sites (ie. sites that hold little to no informative value to users) – which in reality just isn’t the case. Envato is basically an online shop. Difficult times ahead I sense.
Yup, things are unusually slow here too – now seven days without a sale and the same slowdown across other marketplace. Also nothing like I’ve seen in the six or so years I’ve been here, concerning times! And yes, the logical explanation is that it’s Big Brother fiddling with their algorithms for sure, but we’ll really never know the real reasons unless we are sitting there in the boardroom discussing analytics and business strategies with Collis and chums.
I’m focusing on things I can change / have control over at the moment, otherwise, we end up in a perpetual cycle of frustration at why some people are doing great (cough search engine cough) and other people are doing pants. What’s 100% clear is that selling stock music has now become much less reliable than it was previously as a source of income.
Agreed, great track, really like it! Congrats on the feature
That’s great guys, really appreciate the help. I think Omnisphere 2 is going to be my first port of call for the time being, I can satisfy my rabid desire to buy it which has been growing in the background at the same time. Double whammy.
Thanks Gareth, nice comprehensive answer as always. My initial thoughts (and impulsive buyer side of me) was to get Omnisphere 2 as it really does sound like a solution plus I have the first version so I’m familiar with the interface. I just wondered, considering instruments like 8Dio’s Rhythmic Aura and Spitfire Audio’s eDNA have a bunch of configurable knobs and dials, whether ‘blank templates’ with those sorts of parameters existed already where you just drop in your sample and mash it up a bit.
iZotope Iris also caught my eye for creating nice washes and pads, but doesn’t seem like I could use that as a playable instrument as such. Sounds like I should just get Omnisphere 2 then and be done with it!
I’m just wondering if something like a set of Kontakt ‘drag-n-drop-your-own-sample’ instrument templates exist out there? What I mean, is literally a Kontakt instrument where a bunch of scripting has been done already to link up any sample that you drop in to the instrument so you can mess around with filters, reverbs etc but using your own start sample?
I know many instruments use loads of samples to get a realistic sound for things like a piano, so I’m thinking this sort of thing would be good for textural or pad like sounds, but I’m keen on building more of my own sounds that are playable on a keyboard.
Any pointers appreciated.