Pankrazzo;4495348 said:Everyone can scream, everyone can growl and every hillbilly can fudge together some midi crap on simple music programming tools without any real instruments, and I won't support talentless no-name stuff like that.
BachiG;4495241 said:Unfortunately, no matter whose "fault" it is that the majority of the music on RBN is of the metulz screamz catagory, the fact that it's primarily THE genre available is probably the biggest factor why there is not greater numbers of sales. As a PS3 owner (after the whole preview problem was worked out) I've bought quite a few non-metalz tracks, but there aren't a whole lot to chose from. Then the whole pro-drums cymbals/toms screw up didn't help matters much....so my initial interest from the promising idea at the beginning definetly waned.
SheSaidSheSaid;4495478 said:What's this about pro drums screwup? I don't drum, at all, ever, so it doesn't affect me, but I thought all songs had pro drums.
DragoonXD;4495484 said:There are quite of bit of early RBN songs without pro drums, because the authors weren't told how to chart it. I believe they were told how June or July of 2010?
ricecake;4495441 said:While I agree with the whole pro drums thing on the early songs, I did actually end up buying some of them, and just rated them differently in my library so I know when not to pick pro drums for that song.As far as genres on PS3 go, Metal is around 1/3 of what's available and is the largest single genre represented, but that still leaves 2/3 of the songs that are other genres.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&key=0Apm-lkjZhgQ7dGtWNHkyTWNIY1pCOXNZUmphbzh0VUE&hl=en_US&gid=70
ThatAuthoringGroup;4495351 said:Pankrazzo, we're not asking people to just buy songs they don't like just for the sake of supporting RBN or authoring groups.We're trying to find ways to reach out to the people that say the never buy or bother with RBN. Find the reasoning behind that, and find out what we can do to help as there are a lot of really great tracks in RBN (and yes there are some questionable ones as well).[...]So again we're not suggesting or begging people to start buying every track released just for the sake of RBN, or authoring groups. We're trying to find ways to help expand the consumer base, and try and educate the masses that there are some real quality tracks in the RBN offerings.
ThatAuthoringGroup;4495682 said:Dack without giving anything away on things we have in the works, your friends will be really happy with what we're currently working on
DackAttac;4495692 said:Well, in order to express happiness, they'd need to either smile or speak, both requiring the use of their jaw, which as was established, will probably likely be ejected rectally at the prospect of the Po—Wait, are you referring to the PM5K songs? 'Cause I know you're working on those. I left an off-color comment of praise on your YouTube video for SMWYG. Or is another group I mentioned in the works...?
DackAttac;4495692 said:Wait, are you referring to the PM5K songs? 'Cause I know you're working on those. I left an off-color comment of praise on your YouTube video for SMWYG. Or is another group I mentioned in the works...?
hiddenzombie013;4495693 said:The advantage RBN does have actually though is that since songs aren't available in packs, I'll be more likely to buy them sooner. For example, if there were a four-pack of those BoH songs, I probably wouldn't have any of them right now, because I wouldn't allow myself to buy just one if there was a chance I'd want all of them down the road.
BachiG;4495574 said:Neat breakdown and pivot table...thanks for creating/sharing/showing. It'd be neat to be able to sort your table by different combinations. For instance of the 2/3 remaining genre songs, I'd also like to remove the prog, find only those with pro-drums and sort by difficulty, because I don't often by devil head/impossible/nightmare songs on pro-drums and I'm guessing I have a little less than half of what's left... It'd be good to see what I should go back and check out now that previews are available.
pksage;4496016 said:As someone who's been part of the RBN community since the start, I really want user review aggregates back. Despite being an author and keeping a fairly close eye on the weekly releases, I've bought maybe 2 tracks per month by artists I didn't already like (i.e. I knew I would buy every Jukebox the Ghost song well before Half Crazy came out). I just don't have the time or inclination to look at YouTube videos for every non-metal song that comes out.A significant portion of my RBN library is RBN1 songs that I found at the top of RB2's "Sort by Review". It seems like Harmonix is avoiding user-specified filtering in the local songlist, though (no filter by review), so maybe they're trying to avoid litigation? Or at least hurting bands' feelings? I can't imagine it'd go over well if a band advertised themselves heavily only for them to have a 2-lighter aggregate in the store. Still, it's something that would help me buy a hell of a lot more RBN tracks.
FairwoodStudios;4496027 said:Should be doable third-party.
Example said:Meic Stevens - OutlanderGenre: Psychedelic/Contemporary FolkYear: 1970Excellent Welsh folk that keeps the acid subtle enough for less adventurous listeners who consider Donovan "really crazy stuff".Recommended If You Like: Syd Barrett, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Van Morrison, Bert Jansch, and Mark Fry.Sample the album on myspace.
lvmathemagician;4496056 said:Finally, if you want me to buy your songs, include keys.