To me it’s not a question of time, it’s a process of learning. It takes some time to find out what music sells on AJ and to find a style of music that sells you are comfortable with. But during that process you upload tracks that don’t work well and feel more and more like the black sheep in your portfolio.
I did not read the whole thread, so I don’t know if anyone suggested this before: What about an info-box in the dashboard that shows the actual average review time of the item category? This should not be too hard to calculate, I think.
This one is brand new, it’s so new, it’s not approved yet.https://soundcloud.com/lemega/epic-sky-royalty-free-music
3rd: Is an outboard synth it really worth it?
No, I don’t think so. I prefer to stay “in the box” wherever I could – it’s just more convenient. There are so many good soft-synths out there – and it’s so nice to have everything in place when you open a project in your DAW.
I still recommend the Galaxy Vintage D. Warm sound and very versatile.