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buddhabeats says

Hey fellow sound fx authors. I came across this project and so far it hasn’t filled it’s quota. It looks to be pretty cool IMO. A chance to have some fun and represent your part of the world. Check it out…

http://audibleworlds.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=33

And for staff/moderators….

From what I understand, all recordings won’t be for sale and only the contributors will be able to download upon finish of the project. So as I see it, no conflict of interest with AJ. I hope this isn’t seen as such. Just kind of a “nerdy” project for us nerdy sound fx guys/gals. :)

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buddhabeats says

I wish someone would have told me this early on in my music-making “career”. garethcoker mentioned it and I think it should be mentioned again. HPF (High Pass Filter) is your friend! In fact, it’s your very BEST friend.

Use it on everything that doesn’t need the low end. You may listen to something and think it doesn’t really have a low end, but there may be a little something there…every so slightly…but unimportant to it’s sound. Now imagine you have ten or more of these different instruments/sounds with a tiny bit of unimportant low-end. It all adds up in the end. Getting rid of it will really help pave the way to a less muddy sound.

Of course you need to decide what needs it and what doesn’t. Solve one problem, another pops up! hehe…

Good luck!

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buddhabeats says

This is strange, you mention that you’ve got a job in producing music for television yet you take constructive feedback very personally – do you respond with this sort of arrogance to your clients as well? If so, then good luck trying to keep that job. You’re not a shiny untouchable golden god, you’re not putting out world-class mixes. The point is, you CAN make mistakes and you should embrace criticism.

Wow, a troll remark if I’ve ever heard one. Reading his posts never once left me with a taste of arrogance. So don’t take that comment seriously KK.

I think he has a good point that his music shouldn’t be “mixed” by the reviewer. These kinds of comments will only leave authors second-guessing themselves on every little aspect of their production.

I’m saying this not having heard his track. Perhaps it DOES need the choir section to be more prominent. But which version would be more commercially viable? Only time would tell. Maybe submit an alt version (more choir version) and everyone is happy. :)

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I hadn’t realized the problem with #2. From a business standpoint, a point of reference should already be attached to the preview file prior to download. Even if this is perceived to be the downloaders duty, it only hurts the author and possibly the marketplace in the end. If said downloader can’t find it, what will he do? Find a new one…hopefully within the marketplace.

A good analogy would be giving out promo pens to an office workplace to use, but then forgetting to print the model number or any contact info on the pens. Maybe the receptionist at the office should have asked for your business card when you dropped them off, but you’re the one messing up by not making sure the end-user knew how to order more.

That aside, doesn’t AJ have an FAQ for these things?

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buddhabeats says

DSI Mopho Keyboard

When I don’t have a sound effect in my library for a project I’m working on, I’ll make one! :)

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buddhabeats says

Well, if you ever want to try something like this with another track in the future and worry this may happen again, I guess you could open a new account and submit under that one. Then it technically isn’t a variation if its counterpart isn’t in “that author’s portfolio”.

Now I’m guessing that could be side-stepping the rules a bit. I know we can open another account for exclusive/non-exclusive music, but not sure about just opening a new random account for whatever reason. I suppose I could see legit reasons for doing this though. Anyhow…just a thought for you to ponder.

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I’ll recommend what I always do when I see this asked (and good thing you’re asking! Can’t imagine tackling a studio build with no info in hand), gather as much info as possible about the area you have to work with, your desired outcome of the studio, and budget; then take it to John Sayers forum and/or gearstlutz acoustics sub-forum and present the info to them for some guidance.

You won’t get it designed for you, but they’ll really help you avoid common pitfalls and mis-information. All this could save time and money in the end. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen guys build something, it not work, and then post in those forums wondering what went wrong. When told to “knock down the wall and start again”, it’s kind of sad to see their reaction.

Lastly, buy a copy of Rod’s book (Home Recording Studio Build it Like the Pros, by Rod Gervais). I bought it. It’s WELL worth the cash. It seems pretty much “standard issue” in the DIY studio building world. And the author frequents gearslutz, so you can ask him particulars about something in his book you don’t understand and often get an answer.

Hope that was of help!

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buddhabeats says

Besides ,by not giving detailed feedback for hard rejection, they 1) speed up the review process and 2) are actually helping you develop your own ear/intuition and ability to evaluate your own music, even if you don’t realize it at first.

I think we’re starting to mix things up here. I don’t believe anyone has asked for detailed feedback for a rejected item, but maybe I’ve missed that post. Specifically, Magenta mentioned “a couple of words”.

I think it best everyone get on the same page. Are we talking about detailed feedback or a few words of feedback (Author getting a general direction)? I thought the latter was what we were discussing. B/c it does make a difference.

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I had one hard rejection and DID get feedback. (Yes, they do give feedback for hard-rejections as someone pointed out earlier.) I was told not to re-submit.
I’m afraid that was just one of the standard answers they’re providing. Like Unfortunately your submission Modern Epic Hybrid Happy Clappy Ukulele Intro Logo isn’t ready for AudioJungle and cannot be resubmitted as it did not meet our minimum requirements… and stuff.

Well, I can’t refute that as I must have deleted the email. I looked back at a different rejection and had this reply:

“Thanks for your patience while your submission was re-evaluated, but after a team review it was agreed that we are unable to accept this item. A recording of a suburban neighbourhood is a good idea, but this particular file sounds as if recorded…”

And it goes on to describe what their interpretation of the recording sounded like to them and why for those reasons couldn’t accept it. That one was certainly not a stock answer, but I’m willing to admit it may have been an exception to the rule.

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buddhabeats says


Anyhow, let’s just forget about it. :)
Yes 100%! After all, we are not husband and wife :)

Hahahaha! Awesome! Best one-liner I’ve seen in these forums yet! :)

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