Item rejected. Can't see why. Please help.


Can you help me to see why my item was rejected? It is probably a too long single file, is that an issue enough to be a couse of rejection. Can you find more flaws in it? Thank you!


You may try to improve your mix


Too repetitive also


Thank you! What’s wrong about it? We’ve actually tried to base the mix on how the most popular items are mixed.


Really? I was afraid it was TOO LITTLE repetitive.


From what I heard drums are poorely mixed and it damages the overall quality of sound. Kick drum seem to stand out, especially in the beggining.


i agree with that


Yeah I agree, it’s way too long/repetitive. It’s an art to make it just interesting enough without changing the sound too much for it to work in the background. 5+ minutes is a bit too much here.

The instruments also sound a bit too lifeless. If you use sampled guitar you need to mask it better with more delay/reverb or it becomes very stale.


Hey @Anarcovision -

Nice track! I hear just a few things that might be keeping this from approval on AJ:

  1. MIX - There is unbalance in the stereo field, with the left channel containing too many elements of your song. The kick drum sounds pretty thin, might improve with a boost at 100-150Hz

  2. ARRANGEMENT - The main motif does become a bit repetitive. I notice you tried to thin it out in places for variation, but it doesn’t quite vary enough, IMO.

  3. INSTRUMENTATION - The swells you use at 1:54, 2:38 and later in the track are not in the right key and are quite unpleasing to the ear.

Hope that helps! I think with just a little more melodic and structure variation, and getting a nice balanced stereo field will help a lot. Good luck!



Thank you SpinToneMusic, Flumen, Mesamune and blair_jersyer!
That was very illustrative. I get it. You’re all very kind!


I reworked the track making it shorter and several versions, and I tried to follow the tips you gave me here in the forum. Now it’s ready to be sent again. Could you please give me your opinion of it before I do?