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LumenMedia says
Thank you for help. :)


Can anyone provide some screenshots? I am in other 50%, who did not see any changes.

Hi Lumen,

It hasn’t updated for me yet either…

There’s a screenshot of the new look on the first page of this thread.
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LumenMedia says
Wow, really?

Less than 1,5 day.
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LumenMedia says

Can anyone provide some screenshots? I am in other 50%, who did not see any changes.

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LumenMedia says

Good luck.

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LumenMedia says
Remix and resubmit. While remixing hold to best examples of same genre and do not hesitate to do A-B comprasion. I do not advice you to abuse reverb, but many authors pointed you, that your mix is dry. Did you mix on monitors or headphones? Did you use midi keyboard with velocity or piano roll? Some libraries (LSS for example) dramatically change sound when using velocity and pitchbend. Try it. :)


Nice librabries. Just need better programming. And more air – use it with reverb.


Hello, what sample library did you use?

A mixture…..

Miroslav Philharmonik

String Orchestra French Horns Trumpets Percussion

Soundiron Olympus Micro Choir

Sampleism Percussion Hits

CinePerc drums

Cakewalk Sonar 6 Bass (either fretless or synth..can’t remember)

That’s ironic that you say that LumenMedia because I specifically held back on the reverb on this track after reading a “mixing and mastering article” that said too much reverb can make tracks sound amateurish. Who to listen to eh? Even my own ears aren’t good enough in this instance.

So are you saying that its OK re-mixing and re-submitting this even though it was “hard rejected”?
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LumenMedia says
Nice librabries. Just need better programming. And more air – use it with reverb.


Hello, what sample library did you use?

A mixture…..

Miroslav Philharmonik

String Orchestra French Horns Trumpets Percussion

Soundiron Olympus Micro Choir

Sampleism Percussion Hits

CinePerc drums

Cakewalk Sonar 6 Bass (either fretless or synth..can’t remember)
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LumenMedia says
if only you, I and Gae47 were owners of this library. :)

“My job is a Piano teacher and I compose for a hobby”

My little rant is not aimed at you, but is more about the general approach to RF music libraries.

I think your track is fine for this library.
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LumenMedia says
+1

I don’t think that you have to buy the most expensive orchestral libraries to get your songs approved on AJ. You can get along with cheaper libraries, if you find their sweet spots and avoid to use the weaker patches.
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LumenMedia says
Read between lines – improve aesthetic and technical quality and resubmit. No other words like crap or something. If i was reviewer here – i asked for editing and improving sounds – i.e. soft rejection.

“Unfortunately your submission Your Destiny isn’t ready for AudioJungle and cannot be resubmitted as it did not meet our minimum requirements for quality and/or marketplace policies. In order for submissions to be considered for sale they must be of high aesthetic and technical quality” So, it cannot be resubmitted and is considered CRAP and not worthy of AJ? This is the unequivocal message that I get from this hard rejection.
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LumenMedia says

I know how you feel, bro. Believe me, i also had some soft rejections here, may be 1 or 2 hard rejections. Please do not accept it personal. This is library with (thanks God) raising bar of sound quality, hopefully accompanied with raised prices too :). Sometiems we are too personal to such problems, as happened to you. Me too guilty :). But belive me, after spending some time with sadness or despare, i have found those comments and reasons of rejection helpful and it helped me to raise bar of my quality. So accept this with honor, please.
Sorry for my English – this is not my native language.



You right, this is not for HARD rejection, but for SOFT rejection. Do not be angry. Reviewers are also people like us, i.e. they are making mistakes too.



So this issue has been on the cards for me for a while. I’m very angry about my latest hard rejection. Here is a track that I spent a week on that has been hard rejected outright. I composed what I thought was a memorable, emotionally powerful theme and spent several days working on the arrangement….the track has been hard rejected purely on the quality of my samples again. So basically, it all boils down to sample quality now does it? Unless we have the latest sample libraries then we might as well not bother even uploading? We are expected to have the best, most expensive kits and the most expensive libraries and work our butts off for several days but AJ still remains the cheapest Audio Library around and without a Broadcast License? A Library that allows items to be sold and broadcast nationally for just $17? That’s OK. We will sell your music cheap but you still have to have the most professional sounding and expensive samples around. Don’t even try to upload anything less than that, but we will still sell it cheaply, potentially to multi national corporations and tv stations. I think AJ really need to re-address some of their policies and very soon. I for one won’t be uploading any more tracks here for a while until I cool down. I’ll upload this track and any future tracks to another stock library. I guess this day had to come for me and possibly other authors too. AJ has continued to raise the bar of the quality of its music, which is a good thing, but if you read between the lines that also means raising the quality of samples too. Unfortunately, this bar has been raised without increasing the reward (i.e. the prices) too. For those authors, like myself, who either can’t afford to, or are not willing to spend hundreds/thousands on the latest computer and most expensive libraries, then I guess that’s the kiss of death. Yes, the music should be great, yes the music should sound good, but also, if you want that quality then yes the prices and the uses of our music (i.e. on national tv) should reflect those expected standards too.

Here is the hard rejected thread.

http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/angry-at-hard-rejection/137757
Submit it to other stock – this is the fastest and simpliest decision. Honeslty, arrangement is awesome, but not sounds. Too flat, too dry. Add some reverb, use better orchestral libraries. All other aspects just awesome – idea, mood, the way track progress and ends.

Thanks LumenMedia. All those elements you mentioned though…surely they qualify for a soft rejection minimum don’t they? I’d be willing to spend a bit more time re-mixing this but a hard rejection? AJ is basically saying that this composition is crap! C’mon AJ. Please get a sense of reality here. You are telling me that there is no-one on the planet that would want to use this track in their YouTube video?

If AJ now only wants Cinematic music on a par with the quality of Hollywood movies, then I think they should at least make some kind of formal announcement and save a lot of authors here a lot of trouble. I’m still under the impression that our tracks are often being used by hobbyist YouTube users.
Lumenmedia. I can’t help it. I AM angry. My response is a natural response and over the months I have accepted a lot of hard rejections with no fuss and said nothing. This though, is a good track and I feel that my integrity as a composer is under threat here. Forget the samples, forget the mix, if this isn’t a good piece of music and deserves to be hard rejected, then music has evolved beyond my understanding of what it should be. Perhaps WE HAVE reached a point where everything must sound generic! :(
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