I for one am flabbergasted by the rejection. I’m now officially afraid of uploading anything new .
If only you had uploaded it some other day, another reviewer might have approved it.
Maybe this one reviewer had a problem with the drums, that do indeed sound a bit midi, four on the floor arrangement, a bit too loopy, with no variations. And the samples themselves a bit 90’s, particularly the snare … But I certainly wouldn’t say it doesn’t fit in the song the way it is….. the whole composition positively sounds like ’’news report’’ background.
I think people might be complaining more because of the frequency of the watermark, and not the loudness ( although yes a lower volume would be more suitable in the beginning ) It seems like you placed the watermarks exactly every 10 seconds (as suggested by AJ), maybe you even used that 1 minute watermark loop, but try breaking that monotony sometimes by giving it a 13 seconds space in some areas, and in others, place the watermark on the first or fourth beat from time to time, together with the rhythm.
Preparing a finished song for uploading is not just about simply placing the watermark every 10 seconds, the preview file actually often needs a bit of attention, lowering or raising the volume of the watermark according to the feel of the song etc. =).
It’s all about the highs in the distortion , while the bass jumps down an octave almost unnoticed.
Next time open this kind of topic in Item Discussion =)
Anyway, there are far more competent people on here to comment on trailer music, but I would say a bit more variations on the percussion are needed here and there, it gets repetitive , especially the ending, kinda bland , with just that one big drum hit copy pasted 3 times =). And indeed, the drums do sound plasticky…
Nevertheless I am kinda certain that it will get approved here, I don’t think that you’ll get the “doesn’t meet the quality standards” kinda message :/ .
Well there’s an important lesson for ya , I hope you will learn how to organize in the future =). Just like my mother, leaving her digital documents named only with dates scattered all across her laptop, and then losing valuable time wondering where is that thing she needs.
Although I still don’t know why doesn’t AJ keep the name of the preview file as originally uploaded.
Hopefully the author sees this thread.
No , updating an old item will not give you front page exposure, it stays buried deep down =). A nice option on AJ would be to hide your track that makes you cringe while you rework it. But oh well, I advise you to leave it, try to forget that it’s there, hope no one hears it , while you touch it up and rework. When you’re happy with the rework, of course -> update the item with the new preview and zipped main file. And the queue for the reviewing process of an updated item is significantly shorter, as I recall it gets done within 24 hours (?)
But , if in the process of redoing your work you somehow end up changing the melody itself, then you’ve got yourself a completely new song, and you can upload that new one.
And in that case I still advise you to leave the old one that you’re not happy with. Maybe YOU don’t like it, but someone else will. You can also suggest to potential buyers to listen to the new song by putting the link to it in the description field of the old song, because they would probably be in the same genre.
I hope you can read and understand English a bit more than you can type =) ‘cause google translate as you know isn’t good with long sentences.
Makes sense for Music anyway.
Soo many of these instruction pages :/ , every time I search for something, I keep finding at least 2 different pages that explain the same thing. This article is so deep deep in there…. Home > Knowledgebase > Authoring Requirements > AudioJungle > General File Preparation Guidelines
Good article though, but why does it have so many bad votes . Maybe it’s because it’s so hard to find .
I know each file of the pack has to be first uploaded as a stand-alone file.
No no no , you can upload a Pack first. Your choice. I think At least I’ve seen Sound Packs with no links to previously uploaded individual files…. But it’s always desirable to later upload the songs individually in case the customer only fancies one song.
Although the best case would be to firstly upload the songs individually, let them be heard, and when they get buried under all the new AJ uploads, you can kinda revive those tracks of yours by uploading a Pack , that would of course have the links to the individual files. It’s good cross promotion.
And yes eXodos, the “main file” is the zip file that contains all your songs. And as I see you have lots of house music, so I’m guessing you’ll be uploading a pack of House songs, so name it something that suggests it has House music in it . Like “House Pack” ... I’m pretty unimaginative You can try and make it a bit more catchy.