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heartnote says

Hi there, I’m one of the audiojungle members and I decided to start a thread to share some of my songs which were rejected for selling. I would be more than happy to receive any comments; both positive and negative. Although they were not appropriate music to be sold, they are still music after all to me. I hope that I could share some musical ideas with you.

P.S. If you would like to share YOUR songs here please post the link to them. Thank you and hope to share some aesthetic value with you :)

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01. Accept Me http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Accept%20Me.mp3

02. Blue http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Blue.mp3

03. Candy http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Candy.mp3

04. Clubringer – Sound of my dream (J-pop remix) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Clubringer%20-%20Sound%20of%20my%20dream%20(J-pop%20remix).mp3

05. Drive Us Away http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Drive%20Us%20Away.mp3

06. Here We Are http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Here%20We%20Are.mp3

07. Oborozuuki http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Oborozuki.mp3

08. Ruby http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Ruby.mp3

09. Shut Up http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Shut%20Up.mp3

10. Sky Highhttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Sky%20High.mp3

11. Skyrocket http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Skyrocket.mp3

12. Spiral Stairs http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51646549/x/Spiral%20Stairs.mp3

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adammonroe says

Most of these are pretty decent, some of them are probably a little too experimental for Audio Jungle’s taste. I’m guessing a lot of them probably got rejected for reasons of tone? For example, a song like “Sky High” is fine from a compositional standpoint, but the sound of the bass drum probably deviates a little too far from the standard bass-drum sound for Audio Jungle’s taste. Also things like the white noise on some of the tracks – I’m sure Audio Jungle doesn’t see the artistic value in it, they just hear the white noise.

I think Candy, Drive Us Away, Sky High, and Skyrocket are good tracks, and Oborozuki is simply beautiful. Skyrocket has a definite Nobuo Uematsu flavor to it, and Oborozuki is actually almost mind-blowing.

For me, it’s always kinda of a crap-shoot when it comes to what work of mine gets approved and what gets rejected. But at the end of the day, I’m glad to have an impartial set of ears on Audio Jungle to critique and comment on my work. Yeah, they might be grading it on a somewhat commercially slanted scale, but you will usually get honest feedback from these guys, which can be valuable, because when you ask for feedback from friends and family, it is almost always biased in your favor.

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heartnote says

Most of these are pretty decent, some of them are probably a little too experimental for Audio Jungle’s taste. I’m guessing a lot of them probably got rejected for reasons of tone? For example, a song like “Sky High” is fine from a compositional standpoint, but the sound of the bass drum probably deviates a little too far from the standard bass-drum sound for Audio Jungle’s taste. Also things like the white noise on some of the tracks – I’m sure Audio Jungle doesn’t see the artistic value in it, they just hear the white noise.

I think Candy, Drive Us Away, Sky High, and Skyrocket are good tracks, and Oborozuki is simply beautiful. Skyrocket has a definite Nobuo Uematsu flavor to it, and Oborozuki is actually almost mind-blowing.

For me, it’s always kinda of a crap-shoot when it comes to what work of mine gets approved and what gets rejected. But at the end of the day, I’m glad to have an impartial set of ears on Audio Jungle to critique and comment on my work. Yeah, they might be grading it on a somewhat commercially slanted scale, but you will usually get honest feedback from these guys, which can be valuable, because when you ask for feedback from friends and family, it is almost always biased in your favor.

Hi there, thank you very much for your reply! I’m glad that you hear Uematsu in one of my songs, because he is one of my favorite composers. Yes, I agree with you that most of these songs are experimental. I guess it does not fit the purpose to be used as Audiojungle items.

I also agree with you that friends and families don’t criticize your song without positive discrimination. That is definitely why I would like to ask for opinions from artists who can give me advices from musical standpoint.

Thank you for your very careful examination and I appriciate that you did this for me! I listened to your tracks and I thought that they have great tones.

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TJMusic says

Your tracks listed here are beautifull and full of a subtle mood. The only problem which might cause the rejection is that they are not exactly following the quality guidelines. It’s the same as with fine art – you’re not usually going to use original fine art painting for a commercial poster.

Accept Me has a sound effect which sounds like noise, and it might trick AJ rule about not containing excessive noise in the tracks.

Blue contains a lot of 8-bit sounding instruments which are very prominent in the tracks. AJ explicitly discourages using 8-bit style of music in submissions (personally, I love 8-bit sound, but we’re talking about AJ submission rules).

Candy – nice and cute tracks, but again 8-bit sounds and poor programming in the middle of the track.

Clubringer – again some 8-bit sounds and bad mix – the pads are too loud while the vocal is too quiet.

Drive Us Away – again pads are too loud and lead instrument is too quiet.

Here We Are – again 8-bit sounds.

Oborozuuki – nicely executed, but there are a few spots where I had an impression of a false note.

Ruby – I don’t hear any distinctive flaws, but the mix is very level and mudy, it sounds more like a computer module (like there were in 90s) than like a proffesional studio production.

Shut Up – a great track, destroyed with wrong mastering. Some bass sounds in the middle are overdriven and everything is squashed with heavy dynamics compression. The hi-hat is not squashed but it’s too loud. It would make a perfect track if recorded and mastered properly.

Sky High – again 8-bit sounds. Also the dynamics compression is too high.

Skyrocket – very nice track, but again sounds as flat as a computer module, not a studio production.

Spiral Stairs – almost flawless, but maybe again a bit flat.

I’m sorry that I criticized all of the tracks, but I deliberately tried to find something that might be the cause of rejection. I hope you’ll forgive me that, and I wish you a lot of success with the new productions.

Most of the problems seemed to be more technical, than musical nature. What hardware and working environment did you use for these tracks?

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Iashchenko says

Great Music!!!

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Snabisch says

Do not understand why they reject. Some are very good

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