Music software and hardware developers seem to be particularly tardy when it comes to keeping up with the latest OS version. General Yosemite compatibility, certainly for non-music apps, is from my experience excellent. There’s been a public beta out for months so hopefully most devs have tested and updated their software.
I use Symphobia 1 for pretty much all my orchestral samples – I’ve found it to be an excellent sounding library. One thing I try to do to get things sounding musical is automate the modulation/volume during long notes. Particularly in classical orchestral music, long notes tend to change in dynamics over time, so automating the volume can help with realism.
Having a wide stereo image has really helped me get things sounder bigger. Here’s a good overview: How to Boost Your Audio’s Stereo Image.
For me, making improvements to the way I mix has made the biggest difference. The Inflator and FX-G make an already decent mix sound bigger. Sometimes easier said than done, of course.
Great story, thesaka24. I wish you every success here at AJ!
Really pleased quality control seems to be improving. Might help stem the massive flow of new tracks, which just causes what does get accepted to be lost in among everything else.
I dont say its bad or good – but NOW there is 4000+ new tracks per month – thats really a big number and if a new author come here with AAA+ quality and see that one other author with A quality have the same sales just because he can produce 10 tracks/week … this is not good at all ! – demotivating and frustrating
+1. The chance of getting your track listed on the front page for any length of time, or being found in a search, with such a flow of new tracks is quite low.
I’ll probably think again before writing any more tracks for the Jungle. Even when you work really hard to get a track sounding great, you’ll know in the back of your mind that it’ll likely just get lost in the general marketplace noise.