Newbie music track rejected

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#1

Hi colleagues!

I’ve just started using AudioJungle and I wonder if you could help with some feedback about a corporate track being rejected. All I got was "This item does not meet the general commercial quality standard required to be accepted on AudioJungle, unfortunately.”
I really want more input where I went wrong…

Upbeat Inspiring Happy Corporate

I would appreciate your feedback.


#2

Hey RedBread! The link doesn’t appear to be working for me? Cheers!


#3

Hi SeththeHuman. Can you please try https://soundcloud.com/redbreadproduction/corporate1
Thank you.


#4

Hey RedBread, the link works! I think you have composed a very nice corporate track here, but there are some production issues that I believe could have led to the rejection.

The first thing I notice is the main guitar theme. It’s a bit too dry in my opinion. It’s not really filling the space in your track the way that it should be if it is the main theme. Perhaps tweaking the reverb/delay, or maybe trying to layer it with some other sounds could help with this.

I think a lot of the sounds you are using are too artificial sounding. This goes for the acoustic guitar parts (especially the one that starts around 0:34), the strings, and the singing/choir part. I would either try to invest in some better sounds, record them yourself, or use them a lot more sparingly in your track. That synth sound that begins around 0:17 is also just a bit too shrill for me, personally.

Mix wise I think there are some issues as well. The sound is overall just a bit muddy and too focused in the mid-range with not enough oomph or clarity in your highs and lows. Make sure you are EQing in a way that is giving each instrument it’s own place in the mix.

Compositionally, I think your track is done well! If you just work on some of the production elements I think you would have a really nice corporate track here. Best of luck!


#5

Hi Seth!
Thank you so much for your extensive feedback. I really appreciate it.
I’m still in the beginning of my path of music production (2 months :slight_smile: ) , so an opinion of an experienced musician is really helpful.
I will keep in mind all your comments and will work on them.
All the best,

RedBread


#6

I love your corporate track… transmits positiveness and I feel that it’s really different! maybe I would change some synth sounds, I feel that some string staccatos are a little bit loud… your track should be a good background for corporate purposes, so you have to choose the sounds and set the levels very accurately…
but sumarising, I think you have a big potential here, and I’m sure you will get your future tracks approved ! :slight_smile:
good luck!


#7

Hi @RedBread!!! Welcome on board :slight_smile:

It’s a good place for getting feedback.

Best of Luck! :slight_smile:


#8

Thank you very much for your feedback and inspiration!
Will be working on polishing my skills :slight_smile:


#9

DP :slight_smile:
Yeah, it’s really useful.
Thank you for your support!