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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2009, 03:02 »
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Adelaide,
I can't hear your clip now because I'm at work and I don't have loudspeakers or headphones here, but I will do it later today. Cameras often have very sensitive omni directional microphones, which means they pick up sounds from all directions, which is not very good if you want to isolate a sound from surrounding.
I have some unidirectional SHURE microphone. I used it on stage, when I used to sing with my band. But, it has pretty low signal for PC, so I have to amplify it's signal using a software...which is not very good solution. It's better to amplify it using some hardware amplifier, but I can't afford one right now.
For noise reduction I have some software noise cleaners which help me reduce the noise. If you are interested, I could provide you with some good stuff that I use for audio clips.



« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2009, 03:46 »
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I'm thinking of starting into this but I'm not sure the iStockAudio is the place to be.  Anyone using any other sites they like? 

c h e e r s
fred

« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2009, 05:04 »
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I made 2 files, sold them 4 times and earned $21,27. I think it's worth it.

« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2009, 06:54 »
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I made 2 files, sold them 4 times and earned $21,27. I think it's worth it.

It just seems to me that an awful lot more effort must go into creating a sound clip - like  yours - than an image and yet I'm not sure their prices would make that much more money.

Also, would hate to put something up there, get $20 for a dl and then here it as a big hit or movie or TV show theme. 

At this point I've got a lot more equipment and software than talent but it does sound like fun.

I have a track that is about ready but it includes another musician (a real one) any idea if iStockaudio will allow a joint piece/copyright?

Thanks
fred
« Last Edit: March 09, 2009, 06:57 by Fred »

« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2009, 07:29 »
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I made 2 files, sold them 4 times and earned $21,27. I think it's worth it.

It just seems to me that an awful lot more effort must go into creating a sound clip - like  yours - than an image and yet I'm not sure their prices would make that much more money.

Also, would hate to put something up there, get $20 for a dl and then here it as a big hit or movie or TV show theme. 

At this point I've got a lot more equipment and software than talent but it does sound like fun.

I have a track that is about ready but it includes another musician (a real one) any idea if iStockaudio will allow a joint piece/copyright?

Thanks
fred

Since Istock doesn't want you to submit music if your a member of a recording rights association like ASCAP or BMI, then they probably aren't looking to share the copyrights!  If you have some music that you think would be commercially successful then I wouldn't post it on Istock!

« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2009, 07:36 »
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It's not so hard to make a useful peace of music if you have talent. When you hear the music in your head it's easy to put it on the paper...or to make it on computer.
About hearing your music as a big hit....You keep the rights, and if someone wants to make another big hit, he/she will contact you. We had lots of situations where buyers contact photographers asking them to make some special photo for them.
Again, if you sell all rights to your music, you will sell it for big money, not for $20. ;)

« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2009, 12:00 »
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Thanks for the tips.  I should study the licensing agreement before I upload anything, haven't  even gotten that far yet.

I hear music in my head sometimes but it is always some tune I heard somewhere else - don't think I want to try selling that!

c h e e r s
fred

« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2009, 12:19 »
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I made 2 files, sold them 4 times and earned $21,27. I think it's worth it.

It just seems to me that an awful lot more effort must go into creating a sound clip - like  yours - than an image and yet I'm not sure their prices would make that much more money.

Also, would hate to put something up there, get $20 for a dl and then here it as a big hit or movie or TV show theme. 

At this point I've got a lot more equipment and software than talent but it does sound like fun.

I have a track that is about ready but it includes another musician (a real one) any idea if iStockaudio will allow a joint piece/copyright?

Thanks
fred

Agree its a lot more work than taking and creating images. The prices are dirt cheap for whats involved but maybe the volume will make up for it in time??. The way I see it is I have a bunch of stuff sitting collecting dust on hardrives from the last ten years, some decent and some garbage. Why not chop it up and throw it out there. Doesn't do me much good in storage. Not sure if I would record anything new and expect to get paid properly for time involved unless you're doing sound FX. I think the guy/girl with best equipment wins that battle. If by off chance it turns out to be profitable pro's will come and dump entire libraries of loops and FX. It looks like fun anyway and possibly another small revenue stream.  :)

« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2009, 16:18 »
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Thanks again whitechild and cdwheatley,

I do not intend to jump into sound file production, so the purchase of a special microphone seems out of question.  The camera does pick up a lot of ambient noise, and it was a concern from the start. 

Let's go back to the unedited images.  :)

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2009, 17:30 »
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Thanks again whitechild and cdwheatley,

I do not intend to jump into sound file production, so the purchase of a special microphone seems out of question.  The camera does pick up a lot of ambient noise, and it was a concern from the start. 

Let's go back to the unedited images.  :)

Regards,
Adelaide

madelaide,
If your interested don't give up so easily. You can pick up a cheap book on "Basic Home Recording techniches" it will explain all the common problems you might run into. Different mic types, sound levels, noise, software, tips on how to set your room, monitoring, FX, etc..there is a lot to learn but equally rewarding.

« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2009, 18:58 »
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and I could help you with software Aledaide


 

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