Do you guys think this sounds muddy? I used a compressor for one of the first times ever on an orchestral track. What do you guys think?https://soundcloud.com/erickmcnerney/arise-from-the-ashes-master
I am going to be harsh, but please take it is my honest feelings and desire to help. The parts do not sound balanced, some of the string parts sound awkward and out of place, especially the repetition in the theme (1:28-1:34 and then 1:41-1:50). There is not enough support in the bottom end to sustain the thematic material on top, and it ends up sounding awkward and flat. There is no depth. At 2:12, the change just doesn’t really make sense—somewhat arbitrary. Is that an organ in there? I know this is not necessarily a bad thing but for commercial music, changes like these generally make it less commercially viable. Along those same lines, the ending cadence does not make sense either. It sounds like it changes key just for that part (whether or not it does, I’m not sure). Another thing is that the percussion sounds very quiet as well. Overall the mix of all of the instruments together unbalanced. The flute or woodwind part in the right channel sounds out of place as well. There are definitely some cool elements, but the above are some issues for which I think it may have been rejected.
Things are looking up here. 16 sales so far. On pace to be my second best month Trending towards more multiple sale days as well. I’m very encouraged.
If there was a restriction on how I can use the music I license from AudioJungle (with regards to how loud it is, whether it should have other music playing at the same time, or should only be used as a background when people are talking etc etc) then I think I’d probably look elsewhere for my music!
Good point! Restriction will only drive people away. It’s tough but we just have to expect honesty from people and just be diligent if we do notice people using music without a license. I can imagine sometimes it is more effective to have only music accompanying a video. I think Michael Musco did an example video of the effectiveness of music, and it was just music added to a video (no dialogue)
Thank for the critique! Always for helpful.
I use an external hard drive for pretty much all of my kontakt libraries and there doesn’t seem to be any problems.
Is there any redeeming qualities to these rock and roll demos? I put them together very quickly. It was more of a way to practice the drums but I kind of like them. If I polish my technique do you think these are worth uploading? (or similar kinds of tracks).https://soundcloud.com/erickmcnerney/sets/hard-rock-demos-loops
This is very forward thinking in today’s socio-economical realities. Props to EastWest. Hopefully this starts a trend.
Yep, they’re following the lead of Adobe and Avid. They both have the same type of subscription models.I think a lot of big companies will be going this route soon.
And I think it’s even a better deal. Is Paintshop Pro worth 11,000 USD? I don’t personally think so. In a way I think Adobe is making more money than if they just sold it outright. I think Eastwest will actually save most people money. It’s going to take a long time to pay out 11,000 $ for 30-50$ a month.