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adammonroe says

8 sales in a few days is actually really good on AudioJungle!

Sometimes the metrics lean heavily towards the title. If you type, “inspired dream, inspirational dream, or inspiring dream” your track is the third track that pops up. I don’t think search results are weighted by trending because it’s probably too easy to inflate through forum posts, driving traffic from offsite, getting your friends to click, ect. I think most people probably just search for what they want and rank by sales anyway.

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adammonroe says

Or another thought; they have completely (or nearly) done away with soft rejections to speed up the review times and having to re-review tracks, would explain all the hard rejections.

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adammonroe says

They are rejected a lot of stuff these days, God know why. Your track does have a weird noise at 1:13, which might warrant a soft reject, but a hard reject no.

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Possibly two things have happened; either they hired an overzealous reviewer (or two) who rejects 99% of tracks on their shifts, or the review team is being pushed to make snap-decisions. When I took a hiatus a few months back, the review time was around 7 days now it’s 16-24 hours, obviously something has changed in terms of the review process.

Seeing as how some of what’s getting approved doesn’t sound the “absolute best” (just my opinion) and there are SO MANY THREADS started by people with rejected tracks that sound fine – even posting in the main forums, they are obviously pissed!) – I’m going to chalk it up to inconsistency in the review team. Seems like a real crap-shoot these days in terms of what gets approved for sale. I hope they address this issue soon, and/or layout a DETAILED description of what they expect production wise. It used to be I could see where the review team was coming from with a hard rejected track – be it my own or someone else’s – now I have no clue and I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way?

Maybe they HAVE implemented ridiculously high standards, which is fine, but I think in that case there is a huge lack of enforcement which is creating an unfair, highly-subjective playing field.

If the issue is that the review team is being pushed too hard, I’d prefer they go back to a week or more to review a track so they can take their time, rather than having all these great tracks flushed down the toilet.

Or possibly AudioJungle is reaching a critical-mass where they feel like they already have more than enough music or contributors, like some of the other stock music sites have. I guess all we can do is speculate until someone from Envato actually decides to weigh-in on this issue. Maybe we are all being paranoid, but I don’t think so, I think you can definitely feel this change, whatever it is.

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adammonroe says

Thanks for the feedback Erick. Maybe this link works.
Epic Hybrid Trailer

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adammonroe says

Wow your track sounds fine, I’m actually quite amazed by this rejection.

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adammonroe says

Yes I always include edits in both Wav and Mp3

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adammonroe says

Hello, here are two hard rejected tracks, feedback appreciated.

Old Glory
Epic Hybrid Trailer

The first one I can more or less understand, as my violin playing is a little rough, but I still like the track.

With the second track, some issues I hear:
*The viola in the beginning has a slightly naked sound to it.
*Maybe they don’t like some of the synth sounds?
*Bit repetitive, ends abruptly
*Midi notes might be a little sloppy in some places

Anything else you guys could point out would be great, I’d like to start learning from my mistakes, thanks.

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adammonroe says

Hi Adam,

Thank you that’s very helpful. How are your load times with a large template or project with a lot of virtual instruments? Say for example you’r maxing out all your memory how long would it take to load everything?

Sean

I’d say about 60-90 seconds to load the project, Kontakt stuff keeps loading for another 60-90 seconds after the project is open.

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I’m playing an Ibanez UEW20 on my tracks. It’s a nice Uke. Mostly I record with a microphone because the coin cells for the electric are empty. :) Though it’s nice to mix the line and mic signal.

Here is a video of the Uke I found (it’s not me):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L98NHBZy2tQ

Wow! I really like that also. So, do you notice a big difference in sound quality in electric models versus pure acoustic? I could almost imagine a sense of overkill in amplifying the Uke.

Am I wrong?

IMO when it comes to guitars, ukes, and pretty much any string instrument acoustic-electrics are more for live playing and convenience, as it’s a MUCH different sound than just micing a straight acoustic instrument-unless that’s the sound you are going for.

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