Personally, I love this track. I always rank Envato’s musicians/composers based on 4 things:
1. Complexity: does the song/sound incorporate live musicians and/or sound effects? Or, does it sound like it was entirely computer generated or played by a soloist on a basic Casio keyboard?
2. BPM: did the composer include BPM on the AudioJungle details page so I can match it to my project’s timing?
3. Flexibility: are more than one track or cutdown provided, ESPECIALLY, for tracks with vocals, was an instrumental version included?
4 Inspirational/Aspirational: did the track inspire me? Or did it inspire one of Videohive’s artists to build an AE project on the track?
I make a lot of social media promo videos and license a lot of Videohive AE projects. But, I’m no musician. Therefore, I rely on Envato musicians/composers. However, AudioJungle doesn’t make finding music as easy as other licensing platforms. So, if I hear a track that sounds complex, layered, dynamic, and that really grabs me, I’m all in.
Nothing makes me crazier than hearing a great track that doesn’t provide the BPM so I can determine if it will work for my project. I’m no audio engineer so, if it isn’t already timed to an AE project that I’m going to license, I can’t figure out the BPM for myself or change it effectively. This song provided the BPM number I needed.
I did have to make my own cutdown of this track and it was easy to determine where to do it seamlessly.
This track really inspired me. And someone over at Videohive. Fantastic!
I HIGHLY recommend “Awaken the Jamaican” to anyone who is thinking of licensing it.
You can see what I did with this track here: