Hard rejected... need some of your feedback!

Hey everyone. I think it’s the same story of anyone that starts a topic with a title like that.

It’s my first time on AJ and I just got hard rejected for my 1st song.

Honestly now I’m afraid my upcoming songs that are in the queue already will also get a hard reject… for the same reason perhaps? Which was: “this item does not meet the general commercial quality standard”.

So please, I appreciate any kind of feedback from you all… thanks in advance.

It seems to me that the track lacks a leading melody, even if simple. The shaker sounds annoying. I think that not always live recorded bass (if it’s realy is)) is better than bass from libraries. Not enough good mixing, instruments require compression. I’m sure that you are on the right way, the main thing is not to stop)

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Not bad for a newbie! At 0:18, you are expected to upraise both your track and audience.So,like @SolarStock said, you need an energetic&strong lead melody to carry the track.
I hope you good luck!

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Thank you very much for your feedback, guys.
So here’s the “checklist” for improving this track:
-provide a lead melody
-deal with annoying shaker
-“de-humanize” the bass (it’s from a library, but maybe there’s too much tone into it)
-compress the instruments (I will need to watch a tutorial on how to do it properly, because I’m very afraid of compressors and how I can easily ruin things with it hehe)


Compressor won’t ruin anything if used responsibly)) Try to use the references, both in sound and in arrangements, constantly compare your sound with the sound of the reference, try to understand why the reference sounds good and what you need to do with your track to make it sound good too.

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common man you can do better than this! sorry if this is too harsh, but you can do it. this needs lots of things, mix is very outdated

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