Posted: 07 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST
Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.
Featured ActiveDen Author: ravi_allam
This week’s featured author is ravi_allam, who has 6 items, including the newest from the MP3 Players category.
Featured AudioJungle Author: joesacco
This week’s featured author is joesacco, who has 107 items, including the newest from the House category.
Featured ThemeForest Author: proxdeveloper
This week’s featured author is proxdeveloper, who has 4 items, including the newest from the Portfolio category.
Featured VideoHive Author: GrandTerr
This week’s featured author is GrandTerr, who has 16 items, including the newest from the Openers category.
Featured GraphicRiver Author: mKrukowski
This week’s featured author is mKrukowski, who has 832 items, including the newest from the Miscellaneous category.
Featured 3DOcean Author: Luckyfox
This week’s featured author is Luckyfox, who has 10 items, including the newest from the Buildings category.
Featured CodeCanyon Author: mythodeia
This week’s featured author is mythodeia, who has 9 items, including the newest from the iPhone category.
Featured Tutorials Author: rockablepress
This week’s featured author is rockablepress, who has 22 items, including the newest from the Workflow category.
Featured PhotoDune Author: ryanking999
This week’s featured author is ryanking999, who has 1338 items.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 10:00 PM PST
Belonging to the Glee Club at school, selling songs geared toward songwriters, aiming to make the majority of his money through the Envato marketplaces, and having a close family. This week we meet Jamie Graves (WriterTracks) from AudioJungle.
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My name is Jamie Graves. I am from the U.S. and the beautiful state of Tennessee. I am married (over 18 years) and have two children.
I grew up near Nashville and have been involved with bands since the age of 13. I began playing the piano at age 11 and moved on to keyboards and multi-track recording. I started with a Vesta-Fire 4 track Cassette recorder.
Now, I produce tracks for stage shows, songwriters, some well known artists and some up and coming artists. I am fortunate to be able to make a living from my work room in the lower part of my home.
AudioJungle. I sell files geared toward songwriters. My tracks are designed to inspire the songwriter to either write or finish a song.
I started by watching a gospel quartet at an outdoor concert. I was fascinated by the piano player.
In high school I played piano for the Glee Club. The director was also a keyboard player and introduced me to drum machines and sequencing. I have had no formal training and can’t read music very well. I have had some private instruction from some great players throughout the years.
My workspace is in my basement. I use Cubase as my platform. My favorite pieces of gear I have are my Earthworks pre-amp and old Yamaha Motif. I record vocals through a Rhode NT-1A. I have an Earthworks M-30 that I use in conjunction with the Rhode for Acoustic instruments.
I use Ivory software for my piano sound. I have Stylus, Atmosphere, Albino and several other software pieces. I have both Mac and PC, but am gradually going all Mac.
I usually start with a groove or loop and build on that. Sometimes me and the other band guys just jam with the red light on (we call it red-hearsing). A lot of times ideas are captured that way.
I have had to re-create a lot of cover songs through the years via karaoke. I have been exposed to a wide array of genres, so that helps tremendously.
Linking from the major social networks is the primary way, but I am about to incorporate some new ideas in 2012. My goal is to make the majority of my income from AudioJungle.
I just like the groove and feel of this track. I love old wulitzer piano sounds.
I love Christmas music and this track just turned out really cool. My colleague, Greg, did a fantastic job on the guitar work.
I dig the keyboard guitar loop. I love intentional sounding key guitar. You can’t replace the real thing. Key guitar just has a sound all its own.
Tim McMorris. He is a talented guy and a very nice guy. He has been very encouraging to me.
When I am not producing music I am trying to generate work, so there is very little spare time. Our family is very close and we spend it together on outings, movies, football games, the usual family stuff.
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