This is my second hard reject in 10 postings. This one I thought was one of my best postings, but instead I got:
"This submission does not meet our commercial production (samples/recording/mixing/mastering) standard, unfortunately."
The samples are good enough (EWHO platinum), I haven’t recorded anything (everything is VST), so it must be the mixing/mastering that isn’t up to the standard.
Things I tried to develop (and therefor have changed) from my earlier approvals were:
- Reverb (Instead of having the same reverb to the whole orchestra, I splitted the strings from the rest of the orchestra with an own reverb bus of the same reverb but higher prereverb setting. The goal was to get more depth of the orchestra, and I think I did ok).
- Epic drums (I implemented more epic drums to get a bigger cinematic feeling. Maybe the reverb here is too muddy and the drum parts ruin the rest of the soundscape).
- EQ (edited different sections different, so it would sound clearer altogether).
It is easy to get blind after working with the same project a couple of days, so I need your feedback here. What do you think needs to get this approved?