My first try at Cinematic > Dramatic, Action, Adventure rejected. Please listen and rip it apart, I'd love to know how can I improve.

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#1

Hello, please listen to my first try in Cinematic > Dramatic, Action, Adventure that has been rejected. My only aim is to improve so please criticize it in every aspect (composition, mixing, mastering, midi instruments, etc.)


#2

Cool track!

Here are the points that may have brought on the rejection:

Instruments:
The strings sound too airy and flat, they lack body.
The drums sound a bit muddy with not enough oomph in the low end.
The lead instrument (starting at 0:49) has a harsh resonating frequency that’s rough on the ears.

Mix:
Mix is too muddy and too crowded with some frequency clusters.
Not enough low end.

Composition:
The third chord of your progression is unusual, it’s great for creating unresolved tension, but it creates some weird harmonies that borderline on dissonance with the melody.


#3

Thanks a lot, I appreciate your comments!