AudioJungle Radio is a quick and easy tool for Envato members and prospective buyers to listen through a bunch of AudioJungle items all at once, and with greater control. Feedback from AudioJungle authors has been overwhelmingly positive, and tool author Eric Schwartz (SchwartzSound) has been awarded a Forum Superstar badge for his efforts.
In this post we catch up with Eric and ask him about his experiences creating and using AudioJungle Radio.
How did you get the idea for AudioJungle Radio?
Well, it came from a recent forum post from VideoHive moderator felt_tips, who made some nice suggestions on improving the way users such as himself are able to browse and listen to tracks on AudioJungle. It’s certainly true that finding the right song for a project can be time consuming in of itself, and is currently a very “active” process on AudioJungle.
Locating the right style and fit for your project is tough enough, so why should the actual task of browsing and navigation add to that? I tinker with web development now and again, and it struck me that I might be able to put something together that would help out with the heavy lifting. At least until AudioJungle inevitably comes up with it’s own slicker, integrated solution!
How have you used the tool yourself?
One of the key features I made sure to incorporate is a mobile-friendly HTML5 powered player, which means with it you can now easily listen to AudioJungle items on the go, on your iPhone, etc.
I pulled up AudioJungle Radio while I was exercising the other day. It’s amazing how a catalog full of upbeat, motivational music comes in handy when you’re trying to break a sweat! Then of course I tweeted about it right from within the player.
I also went ahead and put banner links to the player on my AudioJungle item pages, so if someone comes across my portfolio while surfing on their iPad, they’re still only one click away from listening to my music over on AJ Radio.
You’ve received a lot of support from the community, including a Forum Superstar badge. How do you feel?
I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m so glad it’s already beginning to help fellow authors, collaborators, and potential buyers save valuable time as well as expose themselves to more music than they would have otherwise been able. Ultimately I hope it will serve to bring even more ears over to AudioJungle in the future.
Do you have any plans for this tool or other tools in the future?
Indeed I do! I think there are still plenty of enhancements that can be made to the way our music is presented and heard, a number of which have already been tossed around in discussion. If it’s a good idea, and I can make it happen with the AJ Radio player, you can bet I will try.
I’m already working on improving the organization and filtering of tracks in the playlist, tracking and display of popular search keywords, and even a special feature that will let AudioJungle authors easily add a waveform display to their tracks. I also look forward to the ongoing development and expansion of the Envato API, and the features it will bring to the table as it continues to grow.
Congratulations, Eric. Want to learn more about AudioJungle Radio? Check out the following: