Feedback - 4th hard rejection - what am I doing wrong?

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#1

Hi all,

I really thought this one would be accepted so please criticise as much as possible… I don’t really know where to go now with this?

https://soundcloud.com/mechanism-music/uplifting-and-motivating-corporate-preview

Thanks


#2

In my opinion composition is good, but for my ears mix is not quite good. It’s like there is a lack of low mid, also maybe you can try to replace drums with some other sample library. I hope this was helpful to you.

Regards


#3

I aggree with @RainyAudio. The composition is good and commercial, but the mix isn’t. Also there could be a few variations happen, the arrangement is a bit repetitive.


#4

Thanks for the comments.

I know that I’m competing in a very crowded genre with this, so maybe the reviewers are even more particular about quality and the bar is very high?


#5

They raised the criteria for approvements over the last time, thats definitely for sure!


#6

When do you mean ‘the last time’ - when was that?

Is that for all genres?


#7

Hey @mechanism-music

I totally agree with what others have said here and I do think Audiojungle have raised the criteria for approved items recently but that is them trying to move with times and evolve, so I dont think it’s a bad thing on their part. I know for a fact I had many items accepted back in 2014/15 that were mixed terribly and I have since removed those from my portfolio.

Anyways, the track is good, sounds commercial but as others have said the mixing could be improved. It sounds a bit of a blur overall and doesn’t have too much clarity. Try working on your mixing a little more, a nice handy trick is to use the “pink noise mixing track”. Look it up on YouTube, it can really help some mixes. :slight_smile:

Good luck with future submissions!


#8

Thanks for the help AaronWildeMusic,

It does sound a bit fuzzy in places now that it has been mentioned.

I’ll check out the “pink noise mixing track” … thanks.


#10

Hello,
great tune!

Just my opinion:
A would have used a more upfront bassdrum and reverbed clap like.| Beat BeatBeat, Beat BeatBeat Clap |.( 2 Bars)
More High end like Shakers Open and closed High Hats. Add Some interesting effects (ping ponged - downlifters) to the backround. Faster developing of the tune. And defenitly balance it with pink noise you will feel the difference ;).

cheers
Pat!


#11

Thanks for having a listen and for the suggestions.
I watched the pink noise technique on Youtube and tried it on this track - totally different mix. It was fuller in the low end and just sounded cleaner and easier to listen to. I’ll certainly use this to start mixing in the future!