I’ve started the sampling journey a long time ago, around 1998 when software like Sonic Foundry Sound Forge, Cool Edit Pro (now Adobe Audition) and later NI Reaktor helped me to create new sound effects, percussion, drums, and loops.
The Marketplace project is online from August 2016, where I gave the possibility to author creators like me to sell their sounds and music exclusively or to link their sounds from AudioJungle.
Xylote Marketplace is closing now on March 31, 2019.
After that, a landing page will still live online with all my sample packs.
I will continue publishing my work exclusively on AudioJungle and organize Envato meetups.
A few words about me:
My first Sample CD “Transparency of Loops” was finished in 2001 and printed in 300 copies in northern Italy, when I was 19 years old.
My first attempt was to contact the main distributor in Italy and ask them to distribute my sample cd.
They sent me to Germany where the worldwide distributor of sample CDs was/and it is today, but from there I didn’t have positive feedback since they had already a similar product (they said) or maybe my product was not at their standards.
However, after that, I’ve started to see what can I do to make a website where I can sell my sounds one by one or in sample packs.
In 2010 the website was built with the help of an ASP.NET programmer and my own graphics and layouts.
The switch to PHP and WordPress CMS was made in 2015 when I had an advanced background in web design and with the help of other two freelancers, I’ve created the marketplace using Genesis Framework and Easy Digital Downloads.
The project was supported on my own effort and expense since 2001 till now. For the sake of the time and energy, I prefer to invest my efforts in other projects and leave the sound design and the music industry behind. I have full confidence in my skills in creating music and sound effects, but now all my efforts are dedicated to web design, motion graphics and to give full support to my wife with her project for the children.