I recently got another “This item does not meet the general commercial quality standard required to be accepted on AudioJungle, unfortunately.” It’s the tenth or eleventh time… but I’m not here to complain, I’m here to understand why this keeps happening: what am I doing wrong? Is it a mixing/mastering problem or composition problem? I’ll post here my last 2 rejected tracks… hopefully you can help me learn. Thanks for your feedback!
On A Dream Of Glory the Horn part especially from 0:35 onward is not the most glorious I’ve ever heard. The Attack part of each sample together with the constant FFFF dynamic and rising pitch makes it sound fake and a bit synthy. The structure of the melody does not help either. Until this 0:35 mark I thought the track was good if you remove the too-high-for-f-horn long melody line. Other things on instrumentation: is that really a ratchet that joins the percussion part (0:52)? Sounds more comedic than epic.
The open ending of the song is ok I guess for trailer music. Mixing and arrangement wise I have no Idea what to focus my ears on in the middle frequencies, there is just too much going on (this is sometimes called “muddy”). The drums could use some compression aswell.
Cyber Electro Extreme, this seems to fit the genre overall and has nice ideas. Instead of generating a lot of mud in the middle, the clarity on the main synth sound now seems overly exposed in the first half. The same applies to the guitar a bit later, it sounds very stressed and scratchy and is now fighting with the lead synth idea both in timbre and musical idea. And again, some odd percussion instrumentations here and there (speaking about 1:10, what is it? Gun rounds in a bowl being shaken around?)
These are just my personal opinions. For the first song I’d definitely say go for more clarity and improve the musical idea of each voice instead of just adding more voices and making everything louder.
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! I’m probably still very far from the Audiojungle standard and what you said is just gold to me. Thanks again, I’ll try to do a better work next time.