How can I improve the quality of this song?
I have been rejected many times and I am very disappointed!
I can not make it sound better even a single instrument, a single piano piece!
If someone can help me with some useful tips or if I do not ask too much someone can mix my song to figure out what should sound and what to do.
Lately I’ve been focusing on mix techniques.
I read about compression, eq but it seems nothing helps me!
I do everything like there!
All the best!
Sorry for my English.
Try making the track sound like a performance as it sounds rather too much quantisation and lacking dynamics. Solo piano should be played as a solo performance.
But what about the mix you think is too weak for AJ?
There is scope for this track to be creative in the mix using delays and reverb for example by splitting the piece in half and adding fx to the right hand for example.
Thanks a lot for your comment, it matters a lot to me!
Put eq, use low shelf and everything under 200hz put 2-3db down, put reverb on your track to taste, put delay to taste, you can use some piano presets and go from there. Also maybe create another version with drums
Did you write this music using MIDI-keyboard or mouse?
I think you should try to use another sound of piano and also you need to improve your skills in playing)
Also you should use delays and reverbs to make this sound more tender and beautiful)
Yes i use a MIDI keybord and what piano sound to use …i use THE GRAND for Kontakt. Thank you for the advice
but sounds like you played it using mouse, couse melody and rhythm are not peculiar to the manner of playing the piano…
Do you have any references of piano music that you like?
Yes i like a lot this song
I think that the arrangement is a little bit poor and not so interesting matching nowdays standarts.
Try to listen top tracks here on AJ, especially in your favorite styles. Try to achieve that quality and sound.
Also I can recommend to learn on YouTube tutorials, courses more and keep going to write music. Write the music you would buy for yourself.
I think you should play this track, just find every note and try to play it and you will understand how the melody and harmony are constructed. The sound is wide and thick, the author used reverb and a lot of compression. youtube tuts is really good idea)
Thank you for your comment !
I appreciate it !
I would advise you to concentrate on the composition and arrangement. Music sounds chaotic, many notes are not in their places. If it’s a melody for a piano, then let it sound only one piano. There is a feeling that someone is trying to play along on the second instrument, but does not always get into notes (no offense).It is difficult to trace the main melody of the track.This is not a problem of mixing or compression.If we talk about EQ’s and compressors, then we do not need to rely so much on them. It is necessary to select the “right” sound from the very beginning, which will sit well in the mix. Equalize and compress is also necessary in the mix, as in solo it may sound good, but with other instruments it’s bad. Take caution to “teachers” on the Internet, many of them do not know what they are talking about!
Wow,wonderful advice, thank you very much for your involvement.
I’ll take this in my mind and I’ll work harder.
a beautiful day !
You’re welcome! Always glad to help)