If you are going to be using pro-tools, look at picking up a digi002 rack and having the guys at blacklion do the signature series mod to the box. With the mod the digi002 sounds amazing!
- Advertising: I believe AudioJungle will be the next ThemeForest. Factually, audio is actually a larger market then website templates, however there simply hasn’t been a central marketplace or mechanism that really has had the power to attract and engage all of the potential buyers around the world.
No company has really emerged as a possible solution and front runner – until what is happening now with AJ. Respectively, there has not been the same type of focus on AJ as there is on TF as the revenue is not even close, which is understandable, however I believe now is the time to make some serious changes to get this great market place to become the #1 Royalty Free Music website in the world!Overall, the music is already here and continues to get better. The community is already here. The site is already beautiful and easily navigable. We already have the goods, we just need to let everyone know we’re here!!!.....so my last point is, please increase our advertising budget!!!
I agree with Tim, audio has huge potential.
One other point I would like to add is that I believe AJ could use a price increase. The pricing is so low I have had clients purchase tracks from sites that cost more because they didn’t believe the tracks and license’s were legit from AJ due to the low cost.
2. Some sort of sliding scale for non-exclusive authors like the exclusive authors have, not as lofty, of course, but a little bit of a hike for reaching certain revenue amounts.
I thought version 3 was the best for what you are looking for. It retained the dynamic range, felt more open and had more air while also raising the overall dynamic level. Just for fun I messed with mastering the original – see what you think:https://www.yousendit.com/download/M0Rvek9wTlEzS3BFQlE9PQ
Can you upload the unmastered version as well? It is hard to comment without hearing the before and after.
I wanted to take a minute to voice my concern over the fact that the Trax files show up in the AJ Top Sellers Listings: This is a concern for several reasons:
1. Trax and AJ items do not have the same license – if a user purchases a Trax item they play from the Top Sellers List they may assume that the $2 gives them the same license because they are listed on the same page as the royalty free tracks.
2. The audience for Trax and AJ is totally different – Trax is a personal download service ala itunes and AJ is a professional marketplace consumers license audio for use in their projects and productions. I am afraid having Trax files mixed with AJ files will cause consumers (especially new buyers) confusion.
3. It really isn’t fair to AJ authors to compare sales to Trax authors – it is like comparing apples and oranges – the pricing is different, the licenses are different, the intended audience is different.
4. The other marketplaces do not operate this way, all of the top lists are for each individual marketplace, photodune and themeforest don’t share a top list etc…
5. It is not fair to the AJ authors – Having the trax files in the top list likely doesn’t help their sales much as buyers are looking for production music not personal music but it does hurt AJ authors as it bumps AJ authors out of the list.
These are my concerns and would like to hear other thoughts on the issue:
That is a really bad move mixing the top files like that, they are intended for two dramatically different audiences and don’t even carry the same licenses. Having the trax listings on the AJ site does nothing to help the trax users and only hurts the AJ users and clients.
I think they should be separated, anyone else want to give their opinion?
I was just curios as to why Trax files were showing up on the AJ weekly top sellers list – anyone know what that is?
I think you are totally missing the intent of this marketplace. This is a MARKETPLACE , a place where people do commerce and try to make money – Envato is in the business of making money, all businesses are. They are totally within their rights to screen out content they don’t think they can make money with – honestly I wish they were harder in their reviewing process.
If you don’t like the rejection open a support ticket, be a pro. Take your file to another market or sell it yourself if you believe in it, open your own website…. take the time you spend venting getting better at your craft…
Unfortunately that’s just a personal opinion.. what is “better” and what isn’t …
There are a lot of threads about music being subjective and not being able to define “better”. I think that is bogus. I live in Nashville which has a very high concentration of musicians, writers and engineers. Everyone knows who the great players are, who the great engineers are and who the great writers are – they are “better” than everyone else. I can have a track mixed by an a list engineer and it will sound “better” than my mix, I can have a guitar track cut by one of the a list session players and it will sound better than my guitar track. Yes, music is subjective but I bet I can pick two tracks (similar in style) and post them in a thread and have 90%+ of the people pick one as being better than the other.
Just my two cents.