For 3 years, I’ve been a pretty consistent contributor to AudioJungle. I have tried to contribute at least 1 new item per week on both accounts (what?? spoiler in press release), and I hit that fairly well. Even when I’d go on vacation, I’d bring a song to submit with me and keep my streak going.
Around the middle of December through April, I was hardly around and submitting music on rare occasion. Why? Well, some TV show producers in Malaysia searched around AudioJungle, looking for a composer to score their Malaysian reality TV show…and they chose me! For more on this, check out the press release below.
After drafting up a 12-page contract, I scored custom music for 4 months for Season 2 of Kampung Quest, Malaysia’s answer to Survivor. It has been my most rewarding project yet. Writing stock audio doesn’t really give you the chance to score to video. This was a new experience.
You never know who is lurking through your music. So keep your head up and your game up! Put your best stuff out there and then do better. Keep the big picture in mind and don’t worry about the small stuff, like not getting a file feature-I’ve never had a file feature from my personal account nor a song in Popular Files more than 3 weeks in a row, yet I’m doing this full-time! So, Envato deserves a thank-you! And so do you. I feel like I know many of you and that we are on this journey together. Truly. It has been a long, collective ride. An experience we share.
Episode 2 was released last monday. Follow along a fellow AudioJungle author:
KampungQuest.com | “Malaysian TV Selects Indiana Composer…” Press Release
Special thanks to those who have been especially helpful and encouraging over the years: Scott Wills, Tim Brown (BrownHouse), Benji Jackson, Jake LaVallee (audiophile-trax), alkis, Jeff Peterson (Sky Productions), Oliver Grothe (Simlos), Gareth Coker, Tim McMorris, Lester Woodward (BlueFox), PinkZebra (whoever you are), Matt Harris (Alumo), leto, Eric Turner, Ryan Ancona (Sophonic), Brandon Matias, and more I’m sure…
Striving for those 10,000 hours,
Congrats, buddy! So glad to see you rightfully on page 1 of top authors! It is an honor to be rooting for you from the beginning. You’re helping make this marketplace better, one vocal hit at a time.
Wow man. Great work. You set the standard for speed composition. What’s this song called so we can hear the final mixed product when it comes to AJ?
Wow! First account to reach Power Elite on AudioJungle! Many congrats! And well deserved.
In audio stock, I believe quality is more important than quantity. But what do you get when you have both quality AND quantity? Power Elite.
From one Phil to another, welcome!
It the spirit of encouraging positive author interaction, I thought of this little game.
The Rules1. Listen to an entire song of the last person who posted in this forum thread.
2. Leave an encouraging or kind comment on their song’s page.
3. Finally, post in the thread saying you did so. Hopefully, the favor will be returned to you by someone else!
Good luck and welcome to the jungle!
Not a bad song at all! Good job.
I think it might have to do with your string samples. At 1:48 on the first link, when the strings go high, they do sound a little fake. In the second link, the strings sound pretty obviously fake to me the whole time. Also, your mix could use some space and depth through better panning and fader control. There’s not a ton of width to the track – use the full spectrum of your pans and maybe add a stereo width plugin (these tracks, to me, sound a little too mono). Check fader levels by mixing in mono. Try mixing with some reference tracks as well.
I’m not perfect in my mixing either. We are all learning – always! Feel free to take what I have to say or leave it. I won’t be offended either way! Good luck!