Finding the reason for rejection

Hi guys,

I’m Chris and just starting to explore the world of stock Music submission. Actually I am trying to upload my first song to AudioJungle but apparently Envato doesn’t really want my stuff. :wink:
After receiving the first rejection I watched some mastering tutorials on Youtube and noticed some big flaws which I eliminated. Now I got my second rejection but I don’t really know why as I get the generic rejection reason. “This item does not meet the general commercial quality standard required to be accepted on AudioJungle, unfortunately”.
I think it would be a major improvement to at least give the authors some hints where the issues are like in length, arrangement, mixing, mastering, but I assume this was pointed out often enough.

Anyway… I’d really appreciate some help from you professionals as I did my best to get the track nice and epic but apparently there is still something missing or too much which I can’t put my finger on.

Thanks a lot in advance! :slight_smile:
Best regards

I´m in the street with smartphone, but the first thing i can hear is outdated libraries.

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Thanks for the on-the-fly-feedback :wink: I’m using the EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Samples.

Hello! The track sounds empty and not monolithic. A lot of unpleasant frequencies and unbalanced sounds. Listen and analyze the arrangements of other authors. Try even copying some track for the experiment for educational purposes. This way you will learn much more and faster about your shortcomings and advance your skill level.


The first problem is that the mix sound way too narrow aggressive telephone like. You need more low end and hi end frequencies. It sounds messy. Give more power to your toms (sub), make your double basses more warm (bass), Your french horns could sit well around 300-500 hz. Your hi strings could sound more open and energetic with way more hi frequencies. You need to give a place to your instrus/groups where they will peak more than they other in the spectrum. This is the way to make a transparent, intelligible, powerful and clean mix. Try not to overdo this in making your instrus too narrow sounding or they would sound harsh and cheap. Use a professional reference mix and a spectrum analyzer to compare. At the end it’s how its sounds that is important but the analyzer could definitely help to learn. You need to rework a lot the mix.

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This is lawless!!! Envato! Are you bullying me? rejection 5 items in a row. I’ve uploaded about 100 tracks to your site! You want to say during this time I have forgotten how to write and has fallen in quality??? What’s wrong with the quality of the music kit??? The original track was accepted and is being sold. This is lawlessness and harassment of authors. Your reviewers are not competent.

Thank you so much for taking your time and helping me with your detailed reply, Anthony. This kind of answer was exactly what I was hoping for and which I can improve on. :blush:

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Great! :slight_smile:

Hi there!

Even an orchestral piece needs some sort of pad or atmosphere to it in between the driving beats. You might even keep those strong downbeats but have some of the instruments filling in the gaps as well. Also the pipe sound itself is in the background and lacks strength and character, I would either beef it up significantly or find a different lead patch - of everything that instrument needs to be really convincing, strong, and well-articulated.

Good luck!

  • Nathan