Can you guys give me your opinion on why these tracks got rejected?


#1

My theory is that it sounds like crap in their headphones or speakers. I’ve only got one pair of headphones here until next month and I get my JBL monitors. I pump away, follow all instructions and I would have imagine it sounded ok.

What do you guys think, is it the music, or is it the mix?

Song #1: https://soundcloud.com/pesaventosound/the-stronghold-falls

Song #2: https://soundcloud.com/pesaventosound/the-rightful-king

Appreciate all your help.


#2

Hey Bill! Composition wise, I loved your tracks. The Rightful King is truly amazing, IMO.

Regarding production, I think you may want to improve your percussion section. Maybe all the orchestration could benefit from some more organic, human touch. The current versions could sound just a bit too “MIDI”.

That said, seems to me that nowadays the reviews are pretty whimsical and chaotic. In these forums I’ve seen a lot of outstanding works being hard-rejected and really poor tracks approved every minute. Guess it comes down to luck sometimes.

If I was you, I’d tweak a few things and re-submit. Best of luck!
WM.