If you listen to it – can you tell WHAT is bugging the reviewers about this? I’ve heard a LOT of inferior sounding tunes on AJ.
Eh, it doesn’t sound too bad to me. Maybe a little repetitive, but I tend to agree with your statement. It feels like there’s a very fine line to be tread when it comes to what’s simplistically acceptable here and what’s too simple.
Make a track that has that Audio Jungle “sound.” You know what sound I’m talking about. I don’t necessarily mean corporate music, just something that sounds like it could be a high-selling track.
Put your ear to the ground, figure out what’s in the air out there…for awhile it was that epic orchestral sound, that heroic sound, that uke sound, that dubstep sound, maybe it’s a different sound now. I’m not sure, I don’t keep track of the trends in music like I used to, but be sure that in music – much like in anything else – there are trends, and people will be looking to buy what’s trending right now, because it is familiar and recognizable, and can therefore make their product more accessible. For example, Game of Thrones seems popular right now, maybe music that sounds like that. I believe that’s the point of the featured items, to sell more tracks. Some of the featured items don’t sell that well and some sell stupendously well. I think by now they have a pretty good finger on what sells well and what they like to feature.
I think the other way to get your stuff featured is just to be INSANELY PROLIFIC. Your odds go up the more stuff you produce either way.
Much too long. Although I frequently write out a score which adds a considerable amount of time.
Would I buy another author’s music? Probably not. Are there guys who I think are excellent composers? For sure. I’m not saying it could never happen, but it would have too be a damn-fine composition that I just couldn’t live without.
I have purchased a few sound-effects – they sometimes come in handy when writing music.
especially this harmonic minor movement at the beginning
Yes, I believe this is likely the issue. It jumps out at you, especially for this type of composition. Instead of descending from C-B-A-Ab-B, I would just go C-B-A-G – That sounds happier. Otherwise this is 98% passable. The other thing I notice is that the bassline from 1:15-1:29 is a little rhythmically busy, but that is a minor point.
I have owned Les Pauls and a PRS SE Custom 24. Both are great guitars but I always end up coming back to my Epiphone Sheraton. The look and sound great and are very affordable too. Here is mine!
I was taking a good solid look at the Sheratons too! I love the laid-back, mellowed out tone.
- Reverend Flatroc
- PRS SE
- Gibson 2014 SGJ14
- Used Les Paul Studio
What do you guys use.
I have one horror track and it is the item that has sold the most!
I have a uke that I almost never use. Nice sounding instrument, cool tuning, but it doesn’t really inspire me to write anything around it. You guys can have the uke tracks!