That’s pretty fair consumer advice for us. Has this happened to anyone else?
If I was reviewer, I would ask you to change title, because it is not dubstep actually, but called “Dubstep Number”. It’s something like ambient, chillout or downtempo, but not dubstep.
But it sounds pretty good for me and I think that may be demanded by users who needs hi tech background music.
+1 I was about to say some very similar things.
The track itself is fine in terms of production values and compositional structure, I don’t really see it getting hard rejected but they may change the category for you. Some authors stress over this but normally it’s a good thing as the reviewers normally have a better idea then we do concerning where a track should go to optimise it’s selling.
Whilst I agree with Toivo that the track is a tad repetitive and low-key I actually think that’s not a bad thing as it makes it really useful as background music, if you read the new article they released recently on tips for music for AudioJungle they do say to avoid intricate solos or things that raw too much attention. God knows I myself sometimes write 4 chord music beds for AudioJungle because I know that some customers really like it for background music. Watch daytime television on the BBC, particularly shows about Gardening or Food then you’ll see they love that stuff. Again, if you’re going to go the route of writing background music/music beds it’s important to differentiate between repetitive and subtle. Repeating a phrase a lot is not necessarily a bad idea as long as you have enough different musical ideas to keep things interesting, we all know there are TONS of famous 4 chord songs that do really well in the charts!
As Alexander has said earlier I too see it better for a “Corporate-Tech” track rather than a dubstep one and can see it selling rather well there. It’s a very nice and subtle track yet includes sufficient melodic ideas for it not to be boring either!
So yeah, it’s a nice track but really isn’t dubstep enough to go in that category. One thing I have noticed in the “Electronic” music category here is that to get a track to do well in that category it really has to purely represent that genre. The dubstep tracks are VERY dubstep, the glitch tracks are VERY glitch, the trance tracks are VERY trance. Personally I like electronic music (to an extent) but do not consider myself an electronica producer hence whenever I attempt to produce it I often make tracks that really should fall more into Pop, Corporate-Tech or Ambient-Lounge and I learned that placing them in those pure electronica categories would often lead to few sales but after I learned to place them in the other categories I mentioned earlier and I got more sales for those tracks!
I ended up droning on a bit, but I hope that was useful!
I have some rules I personally follow for this sort of thing:
1. If a pack doesn’t sell for a few months then I say delete it, when you have new tracks in that genre you can try making a pack again with what is perhaps a better combination of songs.
2. If it’s a song you never know when it will sell and why say no to the money, never delete it UNLESS…
3. It’s a Corporate/Motivational song… those just get buried really quickly now so if no one picked the song up in it’s first few weeks it’s unlikely to be picked up after unless you really market the hell out of the song (and really what’s the point if it didn’t sell in the first place). Go ahead and send non-selling Corporate/Motivational songs right over to the other markets and delete them from your AudioJungle exclusive account.
In the case of situation 2, I find that tracks written with quite a specific feel in mind (which really is most of the genres here if you think about it) have quite good longevity and consistence over time. Look at successful authors here with big portfolios like Pink Zebra… he has various tracks in the same genres but each has a very distinct feel one from the other. When people come here to buy music, it’s that specific feel they are looking for, if your track has that perfect combination of emotions then boom! the sale is yours!
I watched this video as it was a commercial for something else but it got me thinking, is there something like this for people who want to produce music and simply make money out of it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmqvNDegUv8
Just to clarify what this is for those of you that don’t want to click on the link, this is a video about this DVD series for becoming a successful wedding photographer and all the aspects from artistic to business about it.
Now the DVD series costs 300 USD but if I’m honest, I’d gladly pay that to get more info on how to find more clients, how to improve my artistic/production sense and the steps I should be taking to really run my own show.
Obviously there won’t be a “How to become a Billboard/Top 40 producer” and to be honest that’s something that shouldn’t really exist anyway… but something practical like “how to become a jingle writer for your local town” or “how to write music for your local TV station” would be really cool.
If any of you know if there is anything along the lines please do post it on the forum for all of us to take a look at. If you’re an elite author/already successful in the industry consider making a DVD series, I think you might be pleasantly surprised as to how many people may want to buy it!!
I was going to write about Session Horns in my forum topic “What not to buy”. That topic really didn’t take off so I never got round to it but I’ll take this as my chance to throw in my 2 cents.
I am not a programmer nor am I a computer/software engineer (actually I was trained as an Architectural Engineer but that’s not related this). When I pay my hard earned cash for these programs I expect to be able to play the horn part into the track with minimal midi editing/programming the sounds etc. Now Session Horns CAN sound realistic, the sound samples on the NI website aren’t lies, it just takes a REALLY long time and lots of effort to get that crisp and realistic horn sound we want for our tracks. What plays when you load the program is not particularly better than some of the cheesy horn sounds you find in most keyboards today (some Yamaha and Korg samples are way better IMHO).
Now Joel, I know you are a software engineer so probably will find working this gadget easy, but is it really the best of it’s type in the market? I myself don’t know and hope someone else chimes in about this, as Session Horns was my first Brass only sample purchase….
If I’m honest, I do buy into these bundles mainly because they are economical. But I understand that ideally, one should pick the best of the crop and go from there, I just don’t really make enough from all this right now to do this. But for you, whose level of musicianship/production/business level has already advanced quite a lot (you’re an elite author and heaven knows what other wonderful things you do outside AudioJungle) it’s probably better if you go around getting “exactly what you want” rather than buying into these things.
So there we go… my argument for you to keep searching for a product that might suit you more.
As a side note though, if you do buy Session Horns I’d love to know how to make it sound as realistic as they sound on the NI website!
Congrats! Enjoy your honeymoon!!
(edit) a friend explained everything to me… this post was a bit irrelevant to AJ and was about the AFM… please lock it.
To be honest, I do wonder how much longer the other ones will last, especially the ones that only do music.
(edit)I had some funny jabs at the other stock sites, particularly a play on their names, I wrote here earlier but I ended up feeling guilty and deleted them, I may post them on the article’s site though…
Great stuff, I was actually writing something similar in preparation but this is in a different class. I will post my analysis later but to be honest I got the same results but even more pro-audiojungle.
As for the thread being locked/censored… I really think the staff won’t because:
1. This is awesome data 2. It pretty much confirms that AudioJungle is king! (why not have the publicity?)
Awesome stuff Matt!! Truly well deserved!
So happy to see someone who isn’t just a superb musician and producer but also an exceptionally helpful and gracious person achieve this.
Hope you have many more sales and on to your next paw!!!