Epic cinematic track rejected


#1

Here’s my epic track. It was rejected without any reason being explained. Could somebody tell me what’s wrong with this track?


#2

It seems to me that the track has too long an introduction. If you listen to the tracks in this genre, you can see that the best-selling have a similar structure. Sub kick with a pause in them somewhere in 20-30 seconds. You have it almost in 1:00. Not the most successful choice of libraries, brass brass sounds frankly weak and unnatural. In general, the track sounds a little underworked (for me personally), lacks brightness, “juiciness”, volume. Apparently, you try yourself in a new genre)


#3

Thanks.


#4

This awesome and great track is for YOU!!! My dear critics and real reviewers!!!

I don’t know why this rejected by respected and great Envato Team.


#5
  1. Drums need to be big, it sounds to me like Action Strikes - I could be wrong but this library cannot do the epic sound all by itself.
  2. No bottom end on the piano to give it body.
  3. Apart from 1 Sub drop it needs power in the lower end to give it lift.
  4. Hi cymbal or HPF Filtered sound too loud.
  5. Need a counter melody to raise the adrenalin
    That is just my opinion - so do not worry if I am wrong about the above. This category has reached an insane standard now thanks to Jeff, Robert and Martijn.

#6

Graham! A lot of thanks! But, sometimes, review team rejects my items due to VERY BIG BOTTOMS) and overcompression. As for AJ, I’m afraid of really big drums)


#7

Never be afraid of drums - on the bigger tracks I normally have about 25 - 30 tracks - just mix them in LO / MID/ HI.


#8

I’m a drummer) I love drums. Action Strikes too… good library)


#9

Action Strikes is too small and thin by itself. I use it and then use Storm Drum 2 PRO and HZ-1 for the real sounds.


#10

Thanks… I’ll try… Roland module)

But, man, really, most of trending tracks has very background drums, at the same time, harmony and SFX rules. Strong melodies does not accepted, isn’t it?