Well, isn’t this the most hilarious thread ever?
Thanks Sky for the historical initiative, I’m sure this thread will last a long time…
We all know the realities, trials and tribulations of being authors here together… As you know many reviewers were also authors long before they joined the team. That said, just as being an author has its daily challenges, so does reviewing, day after day..
Since it’s lunchtime here we thought we’d add a short series too, from the reviewer perspective, your compatriots whom you all love and sometimes loathe, we hope not too much. Note however any jokes are meant to be taken as such, and the rules stay the same.. In the end they gotta be enforced. But yes, we can make fun of ourselves too
Almost 5 days of waiting. Still not approved…..
Hmm this is unusual because the system shows you only have 2 items queued, both 3 days old. Today you just had updates approved within the hour. Please send support ticket with name of track you say is 5 days and it can be verified. Thanks.
How I can to know my file is updated or no … I send two zip file and one new preview file ... In history i see… Approved… but in preview I still hear old preview file
Hi StudijaAS, records show you submitted an update but no files were attached. (You need to attach the files after you upload them) This created an automatic update which does not go in the reviewer queue.
Can you please try again making sure the files are correctly attached? Thanks
Will AudioJungle be accepting film music tracks that have multiple themes/tempos and layers to them like in an actual film score soundtrack? There must be plenty of clients out there who are looking for music like this that they can fit to their films. They can always edit the parts that they actually don’t need. Does all music (especially film music) have to stay at the same tempo? I think it limits the scope of the music produced.
We have several projects being evaluated, and we are exploring the potential for certain types of arrangement possibilities, but the primary goal of normal stock audio is still to minimize the editing work a buyer must do.
In that sense, expecting busy buyers (a great many of whom simply do not have the time or inclination to do edits) to cut tracks further does a distinct disservice to any single submission having notable tempo shifts, by potentially severely limiting its suitability for a significantly major proportion of the audience here. That should not be forgotten.
Tempo shifts in tracks can be great for custom sync work, when working on bespoke scoring projects, but avoiding them improves the odds of meeting many more general projects’ needs, which equals higher sales potential. While exceptions certainly exist, it’s generally much wiser and a safer bet to keep tracks easier for your buyer drag n drop, and support visuals with a unified, less varying tempo, a uniformly paced piece of audio.
This notion is originally explained in the first point of this article
With that said, we’re happy to announce that the first version of the FAQ article has now been released here We hope it will help answer several issues raised
Thanks again to everyone for your help
I believe it is actually due to the structuring of AJ. People are choosing to copy the Popular files because the popular files are getting a disproportionate amount of sales. In other words, customers come on AJ, search popular files and then click the first one that sounds good starting from the top. Small and mid-level authors want to copy what is already working because it’s less risky so you get percussive synths, palm muted guitars, or guitar harmonics with a dotted 8th note delay and a 4 on the floor beat. If there was a way for AJ to structure itself so that when you search popular files you get a randomized list of the top 10 or 20 songs it would make the leaders board much more diverse and then all of the small and mid-level authors realize that they don’t need to sound like one particular song to get sales, they just need to have the elements of a great track and can be creative.
Pushing that post to Discovery (search) Team for ongoing awareness. Fact is, huge strides have already been made in the last year with search. What might have been considered impossible in years past has started to emerge as a reality, in the last 12 months. And there’s been a LOT of great feedback for that.
That said, the road ahead is still long. Ultimately, Quality and Review Teams can’t make any promises as to the timing of any infrastructure overhauls, but in a perfect world, results would be able to be displayed in a way that would make even more buyers and authors satisfied together.
From where I stand, personally, I can say that a light seems to be appearing at the end of the tunnel. I genuinely don’t think it’s a train, so going to stay on the track.
How would one define a “simple cut”?
A simple cut is simply a slice of the main track, nothing added, nothing taken away
Orishlez, your variations were not simple cuts, they had a distinct ending, that’s why the reviewer asked you to include those on the preview, toda
Historically, when the WAV version of the loop is embedded in a web project (not streaming), a longer loop can increase the file size of the project significantly. (which can take longer to load on slower connections)
Besides that, for certain uses, some buyers may prefer a shorter loop, ~10-20 secs, for quick menu or start screen on a game for example. For other uses, like a game level, a buyer may prefer a longer loop.
Thanks for the explanation Adrien. Can you expound on the “positioning of collection” comment? I am not aware how that works currently. Thanks!
Sure, the collections now appear on the homepage, on a rotation. That means you may not see it each time you load the hompepage, but across millions of users’ pageviews, it is displayed significantly. However, personally I’d be hopeful it can eventually be seen higher up, not distinctly closer to the bottom.
That’s just my personal opinion, but the thing is, as mentioned, changing any infrastructure is an admittedly complex process. Any change has significant ramifications and must be very carefully planned.
It’s not like we can just snap fingers at midnight and voila..
Yes, that last line was just for you
The first collection went up June 1. Stay tuned for July 1. The tracks therein may be from recent weeks, not just the month in question.
And hopefully, if the pilot project goes well, positioning of collection can be potentially reevaluated
Right now it also appears on the VideoHive homepage, in rotation. So until a more ideal home can be found for it, we expect a little boost to come from there too. (Keep in mind Homepage placement reorganization is not immediately feasible across all markets)
All told, we’re aware of the challenges, obviously. We may be testing further avenues too, one step at a time.