UJ-pro saidThere is truth, thank you very much for your support. forthcoming new version of the track is much better. thanks for the comments again I appreciate it
Hhhmmmm … would be great if the responsible reviewer could explain his choice in this case because the meanings seem to be quite different. It could help us understanding the rules a bit better in some cases.
I heard the track again. Of course I feel able to distinguish between good and bad music. But if this would be my track I would feel irritated as well.
Everybody who knows a bit of house/trance music knows as well that this music often lives from the little, the reservation, the slow upbuilding and of course the “pumping”.
Just a thought: I’ve been on the AIDA as a musician two times. When I would make a documentation video of the AIDA this music would fit perfectly to the Pooldeck-Party situation. At the end it’s suitable for every Disco-Scene. And always a matter of taste as long as nothing is really “wrong” in the music. IMHO
I think a much better and more fair way to sort out what is usable and good enough for our customers would be to delete all tracks with 0 sales after a half or one year. That would keep the AJ portfolio much much smaller and clearly. I don’t mean to stop rejecting. no no no… Just not to be too hard and fussy and give the customers the choice.
It’s difficult. I don’t want to go out on a limb and support low quality music but somehow I feel sorry for him in this case. Because I see enough matching situations in commercials for his track.What I said. The best thing would be an explanation of the reviewer. These are just my 2 cents.
From an early age I showed affection for music. the age of 15 I started to get interested in hip hop music, I recorded the song on free beats and I wanted something more, I started making up my first hip-hop beats, later it spread to the rest of the music. Since 2010 I was interested with house and electronic dance music that has revolutionized the music industry, and then I found out that music is something that will follow me through life. Until much later that I learned about audiojungle and started uploading.
It sounds like it was made of loops, the looping stands out too much. The snares sound horribly flat, with no changes in velocity. The beat sounds too much compressed, it causes all other sounds to pulse. Some mainstream productions are often overcompressed this way, but here we’re not making the music for radio, so there is no point in fighting a loudness wars.
Take any successful track by ATB for example, and compare. You’ll hear what your production lacked. You were heading in a really nice direction, but the result was not proffesionally sounding yet.
And if you need to resort to the argument that there are many items with low quality, you’re answering the question yourself – your item quality was not that high. And the point is that the requirements went up a lot recently, so the low quality items are not longer acceptes like they used to be.How many times did you listen to this track when polishing the mix up? It seems pretty monotonous just after a few listenings. It’s a good idea to listen to the track for several days, on different equipments and in different environments, trying to catch up any weaknesses to fix, before submitting the final version. It’s because the final stage of composing releases too much enthusiasm and causes the composer to miss too many flaws that become obvious after more repeatitive listening.
Thank you for your honest feedback, I will try to do better in the future, to hear the song a few days is a very good idea, so is this more would happen, thank you very much.
Yes, a similar problem as mine, but I got a lot of positive comments, and criticism, to go on even in strong rhythm.
matsteiner saidThank you very much, thanks for the support, I’ll need in the future work
Mihai_Sorohan said+1 that’s exactly what I thought as I listened to it. I’m pretty surprised that this has been rejected anyway. I feel like I heard worse tracks already on AJ. But first I’m not an expert in House music and second, it’s also a bit a matter of the point of view… For sure I wish you more luck with other tracks!
Not a bad track, quite well mixed.
To my personal taste it’s a bit repetitive and the snare in the build-ups sounds like a machine-gun, so, maybe if you would switch to a drum machine with round robin or make some filter tricks, it would improve this.
Anyway, a good mix.
Here are what I thought why it may have been rejected. 1st point: The snare is used for the build up every time, and it gets very repetitive/fatiguing on the ears. Perhaps another synth line could come in with a varied gate time as it gets nearer to the start of a the section.
2nd point: I totally get that with this kind of music their is a repetitive element, the beat stays the focus and the melody holds it together, its what ‘clubbers’ love. But maybe around 1:30 and 2:45 some other element should come in to beef it up/create another level to the track.
My thinking is that perhaps some distant vocals could work really well with this, kinda like the Tiesto style.
Additionally while it has some great prospects, it could be seen to be more aimed as a track for general listening, and not something with as much commercial value to say a cinematic of corporate track.
Thats my thoughts anyway, what ever the out come I would not take it personally, I think with a little extra time you could make this track into something much better than it is with some simple changes and additions.All the best!
Thank you for your reply, I will really consider what you said, really good, detailed and honest answer thanks again