One question for Gareth:
What standards of equipment do reviewers use? Do you check on:
Home stereos laptop speakers phone speakers bluetooth speakers tv speakers car audio systems?
Do let me know! While the bass is full – I’ve actually listened to it on most of those systems. The same style of mixing is used that is popular with modern club / EDM, because the low end (for larger systems) is carefully balanced with higher frequency components that give a psycho-acoustic “low end” even on small speakers. Sorry if that sounded preachy – AJ can choose what AJ chooses; I’m just curious what kind of systems my work will be evaluated on in the future (and I’m sure others are curious too)!!Obrigado!
Hi, I took the liberty of running your track through a spectrum analyzer. See the following image:
This is what your track looks like 99% of the time, you’ve got your ~10 to 100hz range on full blast while there’s a downward slope through the rest of the higher frequencies. This won’t sound good on any system. Especially when coupled with the fact that there’s not much else going on in the track that could have filled the higher spectrum.
I’m pretty happy too about getting the weekly item feature spot
Yeah the brass sounds like a crappy synth. At least do some automation on the expression and dynamics to get it sounding more human.
That’s pretty generic advice though. And if the music itself sucks or the orchestration/arrangement/mixing etc. isn’t up to the standard of appropriately being able to convey what it’s meant to, then that self-obsessed “personal touch” means absolutely nothing.
Thanks MikeSea and MusicBoxStudios, I’ll try conjuring something up and see if jazzing up my profile will change anything but I think my time to fold’em is coming pretty soon here.
My first one was one of these
Good ol’ Commodore PC 2. After which I got a 486 with Windows 95, good times
It’s been low, tired of “waiting for things to pick up”, I’m beginning to think that the way I work, Audiojungle just isn’t for me.
Stop thinking about what you can do to get your songs approved. Think about what you can do to improve and create better music. I’ll tell you, work, work, work, work.