thank you very much for your opinion.
The master processing is trying to be competitive according to most of the actual releases in the AJ market. Just checked all new releases, and there’s a bunch of new/approved items that have hotter RMS levels than our track. That’s why, with respect, we cannot assume a fair admission criteria among all authors, or at least, not an objective and unified admission criteria from all the reviewers. According to our mastering engineer, the track doesn’t have an undesirable pumping effect on master bus compression, but following your comments we will take a look at that also.
We checked your portfolio, congratulations on your work dude, sounds really great. However, tracks like “Country Pop Rock”, “Happy Advertising” or “Acoustic Summer Beat” seems at least such compressed, if not hotter, than our track we posted here.
Regarding the drums and piano, they are humanized, as they are played by real musicians and not programmed, nor hard quantized. Obviously, for budget reasons, they are actually not analog recordings, as the sound come from some of the best sample libraries in the market, but frankly, it doesn’t seems to be less realistic than (again) most of the items in the AJ market.
Thank you very much for your feedback, we really appreciate it.
Keep up the good work man !