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In my experience, an initial and intensive deconstruction of cues is the gift that keeps on giving.
You can learn a LOT from Paul!
I would “open up” your mixes with “Lusher/Warmer Effects”, and I would invest in some “Wideners/Mid & Side Enhancements” to loosen up that “confined, and too In The Box sound”.
Also, unless you have “Studied” under Ken Lee, Herb Powers, Bernie Grundman, or equivalent. You are not going to sound like Sony Extreme, until You’ve done “World-class Mastering” to the track/song. Those tracks 8-out of-10 times NEVER come in sounding like that.
Tough question. Sometimes tracks sit for years then get lots of placements. Sometimes tracks sit for years and get no placements. If you signed 100 tracks and none were placed you should probably move on. If you signed 5, it’s hard to say. Also, given royalty lag time, you could have year 2 placements that haven’t appeared on your royalty statement yet.
Hopefully, no offense is taken by this, because there is none intended.
Understanding the “Climate” of this business has changed “DRASTICALLY”. About 10 years ago, that would have been the way to think. But now with everything running at break-neck speed. It is “Highly Unlikely” that something sitting in a library more than 3 years will see any action..
I have tracks starting its 3rd yr in an excl lib with a 3yr reversion clause that has’nt seen any placements. If it hasnt seen any movement after the 3rd year would you pull it out and try a different lib, or leave it in and hope yr 3-6 would fair better? would be helpful to hear experiences on either path and how it worked out for you…thanks
No Movement in 3 years? Time to “pull’em”. You wait till the 6 year mark, and depending on the genre they might be too old to do anything..August 24, 2019 at 5:23 pm in reply to: Having a hard time finding orchestral-focused libraries #32936
To give you an idea…
We have some really talented people here on this Forum. (Not sure if they want anyone to shout them out. So, you have to watch as they chime in, and make themselves known) As well, there is a lot of really good advice that gets given here. I would really watch the threads, postings carefully, and “Recent Library Comments”. They will give you up to date info.August 24, 2019 at 3:54 pm in reply to: Having a hard time finding orchestral-focused libraries #32926
Without knowing what you sound like. All I can say is Welcome aboard, and watch the threads, posts, and recent Library Comments…
The problem is in playing full chords. Chorded backing tracks of ,lets say piano, will never sound as full when played with a guitar controller than they would when played with a keyboard.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a Guitar Player that could not at least block out chords on a Keyboard.