I agree with everything said above. The timing is off to a point where it’s quite distracting. But as far as I can tell once you get that worked out you’ll have a nice track there – interesting, catchy, and well arranged.
Yup, the queue is very fast now. Heads up though – you may need to use an FTP client to get your tracks uploaded at the moment.
Most of the custom music requests I receive through AJ disappear after my price quote. I think there is some sticker shock when buyers who are used to $17 per track find out the price for a custom music track.
I’ve had some, but this disappearing trick usually happens with me as well when I give a quote. I base my rate on what I would make per hour on average on a stock track over 3 years (total of my revenue / the amount of hours on average it takes to create a track), because otherwise I figure I’m losing money, but I think it’s a lot higher than many people expect.
The exception to this rule is that if I get a request to modify an existing track (for a 30 second loop or whatever) it’s somewhat cheaper because I figure I’m supporting my product. So usually the freelance I end up doing is around that sort of thing, not a new song.
Yeah, I scanned through it a little bit, and I sound like a freaking broken record in all my posts.
“Short answer is… blah blah blah – here’s a link”
I should know better than to go back and read my old posts
Hey illuminations – I’m mostly non-exclusive but have been dabbling in an exclusive account lately just to see how it goes. I’ve thought about it a lot since starting here. Long story short – by strict numbers I have made more revenue being non-exclusive than I would have as an exclusive author on AJ, but it’s more of a pain in maintenance and I am constantly months or even years behind on some sites getting updated with all my tracks.
Here’s a thread that can lead you to some exhaustive discussions on the topic:http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/exclusive-or-nonexclusive/86628
switched to Presonus Studio One in January 2012 after being a Cubase user since Atari ST days.
I have never been able to produce such an amount of music since I made that switch… thanks to S1, I have at least material for the next year or two on my harddrive…why? I can sum it up in one sentence: Studio One NEVER throws me out of my creative flow!
Just curious – what specifically did you find Cubase hindered you with that Presonus One alleviated? I ask because I’ve been using Cubase for years, and haven’t noticed that it’s particularly impeding me, but also I realize it’s easy to be stuck in a rut and just think, “well this is just the way things are,” when they could be much better. There is something appealing about newer DAWs that don’t (presumably) have a giant stack of now ancient technologies that they’re built on, but then again it’s always challenging to learn a new system.
My voice So wish I could sing! I’d love to rock out Hendrix style playing awesome licks and singing along!
Ha ha! Yeah, I’ve been practicing with my voice for years but haven’t gotten any better! Hasn’t stopped me, though. And there’s always Melodyne
I have a banjo that I thought I’d take to like gangbusters since I love to finger pick on guitar, but I simply couldn’t get into it and it’s been collecting dust most of the time. It’s a pity, because in theory I love the banjo – I just don’t get any enjoyment out of playing it for some reason. I have and can sort of play the mandolin but haven’t gotten that fast double picking down well enough yet. Oh yeah – I got an inexpensive violin once for my birthday and have literally touched it once.
I’m sure one of the envato staff would be a better authority on this, but as far as I know songs in the public domain are fair game as long as the performance is yours. You’ll especially see a bunch of these pop up around Christmas time, of course.
Here is a thread that may have some decent info about public domain as well as the policy on imitation of non- public domain works:http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/audiojungle-imitation-pastiches-and-copying/65640?page=1#579990
Wow! That is truly awesome and inspiring!