Feedback needed, please


#1

Hi, guys

I’ve just finally uploaded this item after remixing it quite a lot.

I wonder what everyone thinks, could it get approved. Is it worth something? :smiley:

I’ve already sought out feedback after it was rejected some months ago and tried to apply all the great advice I had received.
I actually didn’t touch it for months and then got inspired and finished it in the last few days.
Check out how it sounded before:

Thanks for everyone’s help, criticism and advice.


#2

Anyone???

I would appreciate some feedback very much.

pretty please :smiley:


#3

Ok, here goes:

Overall, the track sounds midi-ish, one-dimensional and cheap. For example, the strings sound artificial and are lacking room and depth. The piano-like sound on the right playing the eight notes is just plasticky and annoying. The drums sound pretty sharp (hi-hat) which adds to the uninviting overall sound. The thing is, you are simulating real instruments and, based on that title I presume you are shooting for that inspiring, uplifting, cozy feeling, yet the track does not have any of that warmth and hand-made quality one would expect from such music.

Hope that helps, let’s see what the others think. Good luck!


#4

Composition is okay, but just as @FirstNote says: The sample quality of the instruments is too low, and therefore the quality of the whole track is not high enough. Befre you upload I would try to fix that. Invest in high quality sample libraries (or try some free vsti plugins) And you’ll hear what it does to the feel of a track like this!

Good luck!!!


#5

Problem is, I AM using high quality libraries, but I don’t seem to be able to use them correctly in this context.
This kind of music is entirely foreign to me and I used this project as a learning experience and a way to start off into stock music production.
I’m into funk, acid jazz, and blues, stuff that I don’t see get a lot of sales on audiojungle.

Any advice on how to get these instruments sounding more natural.
I use Addictive Keys for piano (sounds great on its own but hard to make it work naturally in a mix), Session Strings for strings, and EZdrummer for drums.


#6

anyone else?


#7

Hi, if you have skills in specific genres, why are you trying to produce generic music?
there are already thousands of tracks in this style, and only a few are good and sell.
is it better to bet on a middling track in a saturated market or offer a quality work in a tighter niche?

Moreover, nothing prevents you from creating a new corporate style based on music that you’re able to produce… More exciting, isn’t it?

Just my 2cents :wink:
good luck


#8

Thank you to everyone for their critiques. It was very helpful. Made me realize my backing piano track was crap, so I changed it into an arpeggio kind of thing.
Also gave the theme to the violins, works better IMO and gives a different kind of feel that I like.
Sounds much better now and I hope good enough for AJ.
Tell me what you think…
https://soundcloud.com/user-803784885/uplifting-inspirational-preview-1


#9

Everyone? Anyone?


#10

Hello!

  1. Some instruments has cheap and unhuman sound (try to play live all melodies on keyboard, do not use mouse to create melody on your daw)
  2. Use relevant samples/vst instruments to get more natural and modern sound;
  3. Mix your track with right balance of frequencies (in this mix is very loud high frequencies and pour bass/mids).

Good luck!


#11

Thanks for the suggestions.
Your third comment was very helpful cause I kinda lost the reference point


#12

https://soundcloud.com/user-803784885/uplifting-inspirational-preview-new

How about now?
I warmed up the sound a bit and lowered the hi hats and overheads levels.


#13

Now balance of frequencies is better. I hear bass :slight_smile: Also you can try to lower volume of strings and woodwinds.


#14

how does the piano sound to you now?
You think the strings are to loud or to bright?


#15

Both. To my mind, strings/woods are to loud and to bright. Also strings and woods sample not relevant (sounds like in 90s). But maybe if make them quieter mix will be norm… :slight_smile: