I listened to your track and I think one reason could really be the quality of your samples. The staccato violins sound very mechanic and repetitive until 1:00. Also your legato brass/strings are missing some dynamics. Most orchestral sample libraries offer you the possibility to control legato sounds via modwheel (e.g. velocity crossfades) so that legato sounds can “come to life”. Your arrangement/composition gets better at around 1:00, I like the energy you are evolving there. Before your production feels a bit empty, maybe some polyphony inside your staccato-pattern or a light string layer could solve the problem. For my taste there is also a little bit too much reverb in your mix. Hope this helps.
great work! Your track puts me in a relaxed and positive mood. I can hear all the work you’ve put into it…there is a lot going on. I think it would perfectly fit to a timelapse-video of a beautiful landscape or something like that.
Keep up your good work!
Ah…I know what you mean, yes very similar. What a coincidence! I have to agree with you, this track isn’t very motivational too. Nevertheless I think this category-change will help your item to be found.
I think the question isn’t about “a little more or less”. In my ears your track sounds “very” technical and “very little” motivational. Those categories are there for sorting different styles and moods, so that buyers can easily find what they need. If someone is looking for a motivational track, your track will simply not suite (I know…it’s all subjective…but I think 90% will agree in this case). But if someone is searching a nice track for his/her presentation of a new medical device or something like that, your music will fit. And he/she would chose the Tech-Category to get the best results. I think authors shouldn’t have the last word in choosing the category…because everyone would upload their tracks into the category where it is “most likely to be heard”.
I thnik the reviewer made the right decition for your track. The synthetic instruments and sounds you’ve chosen are creating a scientific/technological mood. Changing the category will help buyers to find what they are looking for, so I think there is really nothing to worry about.
Nice track, good luck!
a few thoughts about what could have caused the rejection.
The first thing is the general mood. I think your track is a bit too slow and mellow to obtain that typical uplifting/happy mood those tracks usually have. I would speed it up and work on the piano melody to get it more lively and catchy.
The second thing is the structure/arrangement. Although you are presenting some themes and meldodies, there is nothing that makes the track catchy and evolving. I would try to build several parts and bring them into a structure, e.g. Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Outro. Repeating several parts gives listeners something to hang on to and to recognize.
The thrid thing is this Ukulele sound in the first half. I don’t know if this is a VST or if you’ve recorded and looped it for yourself but it sounds mechanic and unreal.
I like the sound of the strummed and doubled guitar. You played it live, right? And that melody at around 0:25 is very cool. A bit too melancholic for a corporate track but very nice
I hope this helps a little bit.
I also listened to your Epic Dramtic track…very nice!
great track, pity that it wasn’t accepted!
The only part in which I’ve noticed a unnatural piano sound is this fast melody at about 0:30. It seems that the melody tones are played all with the same (unnatural strong) velocity. If you vary those velocities I think it will be much more natural. The other parts sound very good in my opinion.
Hm, in my opinion the reviewers made a wrong decision here. Although the sound is a little bit harsh and unnatural sometimes (e.g. at around 0:53), there are many examples of great (automobile)-commercials that have music with exactly that sound. This “mechanic” and unnatural sound is meant as a stylistic element and should not be rejected because of “bad sample quality” or something like that.
I would like to hear a reviewers statement on this specific rejection.
I like this track a lot, great dynamics, great use of effects.
I do a low cut at 20hz,as i understand there is more room for the signal to become louder that way when i smash it with limiter,i think this is only good for dance music because you don’t need much dynamic range and need to make signal as loud as possible.
Yes, I also do this 20/30hz Lowcut just to make shure that nothing is rumbling down there… Never heard of doing a highcut. I would recommend a high-shelf setting to control the highs.
But I’m no mastering pro either
Something like this?http://audiojungle.net/item/sub-bass-drop/7498710?WT.ac=search_thumb&WT.z_author=helloearth74
I searched “bass drop”.