I’d love to see a thread here on AudioJungle that allows all envato members to post a link to a video that contains music. Could be something that you like or just want to share, could be funny, could make you cry. Whatever! Just a simple thread where authors post a link to share awesome videos that contain awesome music.
I’ll kick things off with this:
I like the general concept, especially with the “V” and the scoop of ice cream on top. I think the main part that lowers the quality of your logo/submission to creattica is actually the vignetted background. It distracts too much attention away from the actual logo resulting in less impact for your logo. Also, on a minor point, that vignetted background is actually superimposed on top of the logo (or your logotype is transparent). Either way, be sure to put your logotype in the foreground. Finally, consider that with all that text, the logo is actually quite verbose. You could try some variations without the tag line included. Hope those observations help.
Brilliant idea, Mark! This is going to be a lot of fun.
Where would the files be stored? Would AJ like to make a spot for it?
Good question! We would allow authors to upload it anywhere (their own server, a free file hosting system), BUT , we would also give a link to a recommended/reliable service. No, the files would not be stored on AudioJungle. It would be too time consuming. Part of the point and attraction is to upload as quickly as possible to maintain that momentum. Waiting on me to take everyone’s files and store them somewhere and then provide links might get a little crazy!
Ha, ha, don’t worry, we’ll finalize the rules soon. It’s better that we keep discussing everyone’s ideas and thoughts now before anything starts and then end up changing the rules half way through, that might get confusing! Here’s what I’m thinking at the moment:
- Someone posts a link in the forum to a WAV file they have created. It HAS to be based on one instrument, riff or sound otherwise it will be hard to add to this file.
- The first person to accept the challenge responds in the forum something like, “Challenge accepted!”, or something more creative if you want to.
- From the moment the challenge is accepted, that author has a maximum of 4 hours to download the track, add it to their DAW , and then add something to the composition in a new layer. The author is allowed to cut-up, tweak or add effects in any way to the previous author’s WAV file. But the most important part is to add another layer/track too.
- Author will work on something that looks like this:
- Author then does two things. ( A ) The author bounces the entire song in mp3 format. ( B ) The author also exports all individual tracks/layers in WAV format.
- Once bouncing is complete, the author ( C ) Posts a comment in the official Track Tennis thread with (i) a link to the mp3 file, and (ii) a link to a .zip containing both WAV files.
- Any author can download and comment on the audio/mp3 file at this stage, say whether it’s cool or ask how it was done etc…
- Someone ELSE now comes along (it cannot be any of the previous authors on this particular song), posts “Challenge accepted!” takes the 2 WAV files, and then adds another layer to it using exactly the same method. This author will then add a third layer/track, export an mp3 of the entire song, and provide a link to 3 WAV files in a .zip.
- This keeps going until the community think that the song should end and nothing more should (or could!) be added. Alternatively, we could set a limit of a certain number of rounds or tracks/layers – 8 for example.
- Once a track is done, we start over with a brand new track and the fun begins again.
How does this general concept sound? Yay? Nay? Do any more rules need to be defined?
Cool. Let us know what your impressions are of the upgrade and if you think it’s worth upgrading to from LP8 . I’ve heard some reviews that LP9 is awesome for first-time owners/users, but might not be worth it for current LP8 users. Everyone’s experiences and opinions are different of course, but it’s always good to get multiple people’s opinions.