I have several of Simon's books too, and they are very helpful. These videos are clear, well illustrated, and focused on a single topic (as Simon sez).
Simon, when you get a bunch finished, do you plan to bundle them and sell them? I'm in line to buy whenever you do.
Thank you all for your kind words.
And Dave, thank you in particular for your offer to buy some videos. I can answer your question in a very straightforward manner: no. I have not intention to sell a bunch of these videos. Let me elaborate...
These videos are free and they will remain free. At the moment they're on YouTube and while that remains a good place they will stay there. If another place becomes a more appropriate place for a centralized repository of knowledge then I'll post them there too.
I'm a believer in giving stuff away. I give away How to Make a Noise (http://noisesculpture.com/htman.html
), I give away SFZ Tools (http://noisesculpture.com/sfztools.html
), and I give away these videos (http://noisesculpture.com/videos.html
To my mind, free stuff is the best advert for me and my books. If someone doesn't know me I don't think they can get a real idea about my books in an easy manner. However, by checking out my free stuff people can take the time to figure out whether they think my stuff is right for them.
In addition, I'm hoping that by giving stuff away for free (1) I'm expanding the number of people who are interested in this stuff--this will have the effect of increasing the potential size of the market for my books, and (2) I hope that I'm building up some good will. This second point is crucial--so many of my books have been sold by people who like my books recommending them to other people.
By using YouTube and making the videos embeddable, I'm aiming to create something of value for bloggers/website managers who will be able to embed these videos and use them as the basis to generate income. This is a win/win: they generate income by using my material, I reach a much wider audience and find more people who will be interested in my books.
This is probably a much longer way to say "no" than you might expect. However, the lack of a separate product with all the videos included shouldn't be a problem as I intend to keep them permanently available for free, so you will always be able to access them.