A tad earlier one of my submissions got rejected. The reviewer was kind enough to give me a couple of reasons as to why:
Too many themes; good for specific use but not for general broad usage.
(I can see this and definitely agree)
The piano sounds very mechanical and couldn’t be approved for a professional market.
Now, I definitely don’t deny the reviewer as being right, but I don’t hear it. And this is my problem. I’m not a piano player and I’m afraid that my ear isn’t trained enough to distinguish a natural piano from a piano that stands out as mechanical/badly mixed.
Could anyone give me a few pointers on how to make a piano more believable and natural, aside from using an in-DAW Humanization feature (Did that).
Here’s the song in question.
I’m using Native Instruments The Giant as the piano in it.
Piano’s there throughout the song, but a few standout moments are
0:30, 0:54 and 1:13.
I’d really appreciate any feedback, tips, suggestions, etc.
Thanks a lot!