Hey Audiojungle Community
I was wondering why my newest item was not accepted even though I think it’s five times better than the first item I uploaded here. Are there any chances to get it on audiojungle though? This Is what Audiojungle wrote me in an E-Mail.
“Unfortunately your submission doesn’t meet our current minimum quality requirements for the category it was submitted to. Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting.”
Sorry to hear that, Crian. Lots of authors have had perfectly good work rejected from here, especially lately. The quality guidelines are getting more strict. If you give us a link to listen to this track I’ll be happy to give it a listen and share my thoughts on it.
Hello! In your place, I would analyze my track and listened to it on different devices (boom box, mobile …), fix all that I did not like, and upload it again …. As an option: upload it to YouTube and give us a link, maybe can we help you? On the other hand, it is good that the level of quality at this site plays is not the last role, we all are interested in this Good luck!
Thank you for your fast replys!
Well I also have an youtube-account where i will upload videos with links to the audiojungle item and i will give the ones that got not accepted for free. But I was really wondering because I was really confident this will be approved for sale. Well – Here a link, where you can listen to if you want:http://www18.zippyshare.com/v/32664502/file.html
Well – Here a link, where you can listen to if you want: Crian
sorry but, it’s not that we want – it’s you want!And now to the point: The track is well designed, has a VERY good idea and bad execution … One gets the feeling that this midi track is written on a cheap synthesizer, a sound was the “dawn” karaoke midi, I think you need to use all available means in your DAW studio. The sound is very poor, for comparison, you can listen to the music of other authors. This is not only a low level of volume, but the lack of pressure (especially in the solemn part of it) is not surprising that your track is rejected, I think you should work on it, and constantly compared with the sound of the more successful composers on this site. No offense, it’s just my opinion. Good luck!
I got flagged? really? truth hurts huh?
Thank you for your fast replys!
Well I also have an youtube-account where i will upload videos with links to the audiojungle item and i will give the ones that got not accepted for free. But I was really wondering because I was really confident this will be approved for sale. Well – Here a link, where you can listen to if you want:http://www18.zippyshare.com/v/32664502/file.html Crian
I listened to it! Very good song writing, but I think Sinar makes some good points. I think this would be excellent with some better samples and mixing and mastering. Some of instruments just aren’t convincing enough, but it’s extremely difficult to pull off a convincing sound when working with pianos and orchestra so don’t be upset by the critique. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t submitted any songs in that genre yet, because I’m not experienced enough to get close to that real orchestra sound. Some people can take orchestral samples and put together something that is nearly indistinguishable from a real orchestra. I really envy those people!
I want to reiterate though, that the song writing in this is VERY good. It is a wonderful composition. The execution is the only thing that’s lacking, so I understand why they rejected it but I still very much enjoyed the piece.
Good luck with future submissions, and don’t ever let a rejection discourage you.
@Sinar & Jonah-B: At first thank you for your opinion and your kind words, I really appreciate that you took time to help me. I totally agree with you with the cheap sound thing. I’ve been using Philharmonic Miroslav for only one or two weeks because my father gave it to me as i asked him, wether there are any possibilities to create orchestral music. I was actually surprised by it’s power and I started to produce something just for fun. I have no musical education so I do everything by ear and I also have no ideas of mixing and mastering (unfortunately) The only thing I do is playing the melodys into Cubase and saving them, hehe. I guess you can hear that I am not a professional musician of course. The problem is that I can’t achieve a better result than the music you already know from me. Are there any tips? I red some articles on audiotuts+ on audiojungle but the comparison between before/after is not that big. I thought about using Symphobia or EastWestOrchestra but these VST -Instruments are really, really expensive and for me, a 19teen years old student, who has other needs like driving licence, studying etc. its unfortunately impossible to purchase it, even though I’d REALLY like to.
@ElegentPurpose: These wrong notes on the piano were purpose, I guess you mean this little dissonance don’t you? I wanted to make it sound a little bit more dark and creepy, that’s why I used them but probably I will find a better option, thanks for the advice The idea with the Reverb is also great, I just have to find out how to put reverb on these strings, I am absolutely a Cubase beginner, hehe. But that’s a good tipp, thank you. By the way – What do you mean with “your post was flagged?” – Because I didn’t flag anyone ..
I know the boat you’re in, Crian. I’ve considered putting the money into the EWO samples, but I can’t justify putting the money into it until I’ve had more success with my music. I’ve spent more than enough money on new equipment recently and I have a family to support after all. Two other major things that effect digital orchestra performance are reverb and articulation. These things can make or break the sound. I’ve noticed that a lot of people recommend Altiverb for creating space. As for articulation, it’s just a tedious process of editing automation to get it sounding right.
I would love to give you more detailed advice, but as I’ve mentioned orchestral samples just aren’t my field of expertise. There seems to be a lack of information resources online for working with samples like this. I’ve found some pointers here and there, but no real in depth tutorials. Maybe some more experienced AJ’ers can use this thread as an opportunity to share their knowledge of the subject