Help to understand why the track was rejected? Thank you


#1

Our Review team also provided these comments:

This submission does not meet our general commercial production (sample quality/mixing/mastering) standard, unfortunately.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/34057625/Motivate%20(Preview).mp3


#2

I think it just typical. Audiоjungle don’t need a large amount of repetitive works.


#3

Hey @Soundside -

You’ve got some really nice elements here. The main delayed electric guitar riff is really cool! Well done. Nice arrangement, melody and overall harmonic choices, IMO.

However a few things that jumped out to me were:

  1. The snare is too hot in the mix, and your hi-hat and cymbals are not present enough (try boosting around 8kHz to fix that)
  2. Your piano probably needs some EQ cuts at around 200-300Hz because it sounds muddy to my ears when you play the chords in your B-section.
  3. Most instruments are very central in the stereo field…maybe consider a stereo widening plugin.
  4. The ending doesn’t resolve (despite the piano chord playing the I-chord) because of your last-played delayed guitar note…and most clients want a nice resolve on the ending.

Anyway, just a few initial thoughts, hope you can get it accepted!

-STM


#4

AJ reviewers don’t reject tracks solely for being “typical”. If they worked like this, 90% of our tracks would be rejected.


#5

Thank you )


#6

I think the point mixing. Section drum sound separately from the rest. Drums in one space, music - in the other space. and I hear some panorama problems.