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« on: May 15, 2008, 09:35 »
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iStock just started up istock audio. Looks like another interesting way to make a dollar.

www.istockphoto.com/audio


CofkoCof

« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 09:36 »
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It's gonna start in September right?

bittersweet

« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 10:20 »
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It's gonna start in September right?

Sales, yes, but I think they were gonna open up submissions yesterday (based on my recollection of Bitter's announcement)

« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 17:42 »
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I'm in!

« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008, 18:00 »
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It's gonna start in September right?

Sales, yes, but I think they were gonna open up submissions yesterday (based on my recollection of Bitter's announcement)
You can't recall your own announcement?  ;)

I like the idea. I'll have to read up on my acid pro since I don't really use it (company gave it to me but had little use for it until now).

« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008, 18:06 »
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I'm in!
Congratulations,
I just uploaded my application, how long did it took?

bittersweet

« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2008, 18:09 »
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I'm in!
Congratulations,
I just uploaded my application, how long did it took?

There have been people posting they were approved in less than an hour. I'm sure once everyone starts getting their samples together, it will take longer. I want one of those cute little icons too, but have no idea where to even begin.  ;D

« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008, 19:13 »
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Nice to know there are people, here who like making music too.

Now I have to find and prepare some of my old recordings for submission, then pull my harps and my guitar out of the dust , and than install XP back cause good people from M-Audio don't like updating their drivers for Vista , especially for 64-bit machines.  I just hope I will not end up like in vector section ;D.





« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 09:20 »
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But we cant use the loops that programs like garage band have to make some new loops or tracks and upload to sell???

« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 09:29 »
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But we cant use the loops that programs like garage band have to make some new loops or tracks and upload to sell???
Exactly. All parts of any loops have to be 100% something you created or have a signed release for. That also means you can't sample anything.

vonkara

« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008, 09:43 »
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How can I listen at the samples? They are mp3 and I can't play them using windows media player. Do I need a special software?

« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 10:45 »
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Just curious since I have never done any audio before....if you wanted to make recordings of various sounds, but not music, what type of equipment would you need.  Any articles around on this sort of thing?

« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 11:38 »
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It strikes me that if you don't know anything about audio production, then perhaps you shouldn't be looking to make money off of it?

If you think it's something that you would enjoy then why not take classes in it or take it up as a hobby for a while before thinking about submitting?

I can't wait to get into iStockAudio, my qualifications are in Music Technology, Physics and Maths, so this is right up my street!

Shame I won't be around for a good few months from September!

« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2008, 12:13 »
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It strikes me that if you don't know anything about audio production, then perhaps you shouldn't be looking to make money off of it?

If you think it's something that you would enjoy then why not take classes in it or take it up as a hobby for a while before thinking about submitting?

I can't wait to get into iStockAudio, my qualifications are in Music Technology, Physics and Maths, so this is right up my street!

Shame I won't be around for a good few months from September!

I will not join istock audio but...

isnt it free and open for everyone?
It would be an application and reviewers so those who arent good wont make money

« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2008, 12:50 »
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Just curious since I have never done any audio before....if you wanted to make recordings of various sounds, but not music, what type of equipment would you need.  Any articles around on this sort of thing?

Ill try to answer that.

Firs you will need some hardware , probably another sound card , the one that is integrated to your motherboard usually has low quality inputs and it will give you headache with noise problems. If you are buying one try to buy one  that is ASIO 2 compatible and avoid Creative labs stuff , thats for gaming not for recording Then you will probably need a mic preamp , if you want to go cheap Behringer has some nice stuff for low price. You will also need a mic , there are also some good cheap ones outhere.You may want to buy all that second hand online like on ebay ... and you a ready to go for less than 50-70$.

Then you'll need some software to record with , Im not in music making waters for few years , but I remember that there was a nice free software there , i think it was called something like n-track , n-track studio or something like that.  It had a possibility of 16 tracks recording and vst plugins support , so you could easily bring some nice effects to your work , and there are tons of free vst-plug ins and instruments that you can use with it. 


There is a nice forum online that involves everything about making and recording music , people are nice and friendly and always ready to help, but I dont know if its ok to put a link here . If Leaf agrees I will put it.


Hope it helps

« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008, 20:47 »
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Yes Cool. I'm in! Look guys, I got some new bling bling:
 ;D

« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2008, 22:10 »
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Lizard...I appreciate the info...

« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2008, 13:35 »
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I was approved in about an hour as well.

« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2008, 18:40 »
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What about natural sounds?
They dont need them or I missed something.

« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2008, 10:42 »
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But we cant use the loops that programs like garage band have to make some new loops or tracks and upload to sell???
Exactly. All parts of any loops have to be 100% something you created or have a signed release for. That also means you can't sample anything.

Well after visiting istock audio  forum , according to them , its ok to use commercial  free vst-instruments single notes  , single drum beats , etc , if the license allows that, and creating your own compositions  from that , if I'm not understanding it wrong. 

Well anyway here is what they say:

Generally using hardware or software instruments to create a completely new composition is ok, just read the companies end user license. We are more concerned with presets or instruments that have complex melodies or rhythms programed in. However if it is a single note triggered by software, keyboard or other means, free free to use these to create a new composition, as long as the companies end user license permits it.


 

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