Always keep in mind that every element in your mix is coloring a certain frequency. If you pile to much of the same frequency on top of each other the level of those frequency start to have more energy and literally tire the listeners ears. To achieve clarity every instrument needs to have it’s space. Try to cut frequencies completely out of instrument in the areas they shouldn’t be heard. Usually people tend to want to add more bass when it lacks definition. Thats not a good idea. Most everyone, i’m guessing, on AJ try to tackle mastering the track themselves. This consists of EQ, compression, and limiting. I would try setting up an effects chain on your stereo out and experiment. If you have a multi band compressor definitely use it. you can compress individual frequencies of the overall mix and not all of them together. increase the output of the compressor so your levels are close to 0 db. Set your limiter so it wont allow anything over 0db to pass and keep your stereo out level on 0db. That should give you maximum output without clipping and getting digital distortion. Be careful with how you use the compressor though, too much can slam your mix into a mudpie. Also if you have a frequency analyzer on your final EQ use it as a reference. It helps also to listen to the song on different devices like headphones and in your car. It should sound balanced on everything if its mixed well. Also remember people are usually applying EQ, whether they know it or not, in their cars or home stereos so try to mix flat. I’m still learning myself, but these tips have helped me. I hope the help you.
Thank you guys for the input in response to my questions. I know there is a huge library of talent here and there is no way for everything to be on top and accessible to someone quickly browsing. I am going to focus on putting together some packs to increase traffic.
Hi all, I’ve been a Audio Jungle author since the end of August. I’ve made a few sales which is encouraging considering the limit of material I have and exposure on the site. After observing other peoples pages I find a few sales are common with everyone. However doing the math on the most popular genre, which appears to be corporate, it seems that every 100 uploads, by date, 2 sales are made on average (this is total uploads by all authors). If you search by sales, which I believe most buyers conduct their search, you find authors who have sales over the hundreds, sometimes thousands, of a particular song dominate the “by date” search as well. This reinforces my theory of people mostly searching “by sale” only. I’m not complaining. If I were running the website I would set it up the same way. I, however would like suggestions on how to improve sales against the obvious odds. The thing about AJ is I really haven’t heard anything bad. Pretty much anyones ukulele whistle song with a music box melody is a contender to be a top seller. My biggest questions to any top sellers is this: Did most of the sells for a popular item happen at once and then cool off suddenly as it got buried under new uploads? And, is there a particular time and frequency in which you upload new material for the best exposure? Thanks to all!
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I’ve used several throughout the years. I have settled down with Logic after my switch to Mac in 2k. Most DAWS are synonymous for the most part.