Fear of rejection....


#1

After having both of my first submissions rejected, I thought I’d post my latest track here BEFORE submitting!
I feel that this song sounds good enough, and flows well, but i thought that about my first two lol

Any advice you can give would be warmly received,

Thanks,

Ally

https://soundcloud.com/ally-music-957987500/summer-inspiration


#2

It sounds ok to me.
But again, you’ll never know …


#3

Thanks for replying. I checked out your tracks ~ they sound great! What’s your secret for such great sounding acoustic guitar and ukulele? :smiley:


#4

Nice track but there are a couple of issues to my ears that, if addressed, would make this a very good track. I would consider it for cruise/travel videos.

First, the shaker suffers from some combing. Not sure if that is intentional but I would go with a more traditional sounding shaker/maraca sound. As it is, it is a bit distracting. I would also consider bringing the volume on it down a bit.

I would consider a beat of silence followed by a kick in to the main theme.

While I know that delay and reverb are part of the summer sound, I think you might have a bit much going on here. It sounds great on the mallet keyboard sound and the lead synth, but I might consider toning down on the snare. I think there are too many elements with noticeable reverb on them and the mix loses clarity.

Hope this helps. Nice work.


#5

It sounds good and it should be accepted. Im just getting distracted by the hihat/shaker. It is too focused on the 10 or 12k range (too bright). Its my opinion but If it make sense to you you could try turning down a couple of dBs the elements that live in that area or find your way EQ’ing that out. I hope this helps.


#6

the secret is : Listening, listening and listening :slight_smile:


#7

Thanks so much for your reply. Now that you’ve pointed out the shakers I can’t un-hear it ~ very distracting lol


#8

You’re absolutely right. I’ve pulled down some of 10-12k range and it sounds way better. Thanks so much :smiley: