I’m just looking for some feedback and comparison.
Please do not flag me
- I hold ALL the authors I’ve linked in HIGH esteem!
- feedback can be meaningless if it just says “i think you sound fine”
- If my mix is bad I’ll listen to AJ mix references
- If my arrangement is too complex I’ll look at simple AJ tunes
- My main influences have been tunes that SELL. I want to copy what’s already successful.
This is not some moral issue folks, If you and I disagree on a musical element, let’s get it out and move on. However, I do feel it can be helpful to look at some cuts that have already been approved, in order to get feedback in context about my own cut that’s been rejected.
I do understand that certain elements aren’t perfect, but I hear stuff all the time that I feel is inferior to this track:
Is it just not loud enough? shouldn’t a mastering adjustment be a soft reject anyway?
I just heard some of Rish’s tunes - he’s got some great stuff! I don’t think the mix is of a higher quality than mine: http://audiojungle.net/item/motivational-morning-/14480366?s_phrase=rishabhnag&s_rank=5
A newer AJ user who is a machine at putting stuff out is Audiotrace (much respect for you Audiotrace)! He does tons of stuff, though I hear a lot of repetition. I’m NOT saying that’s bad; just trying to understand if that’s what I’m lacking? http://audiojungle.net/user/audiotrace/portfolio
On other AJ tracks I’ve heard dissonant conflicting melodic notes between instruments, and other harmonically unsettling things. Things I would probably not accept myself, if I was a reviewer. Obviously my standards are in a different universe?
I’m NOT trying to bash anyone else’s work, but simply show some references of mine, and ask, “If these are accepted, WHY NOT MINE?”
I do want to fit the AJ form (which I believed I had), but I don’t see reason to downgrade my quality of mixing & originality. Or melody! I’ve changed so many things on my track before even submitting it; listening on multiple stereos, playing it for many people to confirm it paints the right image. When I get nothing but positive feedback from everwhere I listen and everyone who hears…
I begin to question the reviewers or the process. I REALLY want to just find my focus (and I currently have time to compose and tweak until I get it)
I appreciate the community here so much, so please help and point me in the right direction.