I agree that the stuttering synth sound is distracting and takes away from the track.
Here are my suggestions which may help it to be accepted
1. Edit the track to start at 2:13 and end at 3:40. It doesn’t need the reprise
2. I would leave the stutter in but keep it very low as you do at the start of the track, and lose the panning movement. If you decide to drop it, you will need to introduce some light percussion to give the track movement
3. At 2:43, the track starts to drag. Step it up a notch by adding a soft counter melody on the bells. I think this track does not develop sufficiently to hold interest after this point (and this would also count towards improving the composition/arrangement aspect.)
4. For me, the bass is a bit loud but that is a personal issue
Overall, I enjoyed this track and I think it would do well precisly because it stays in the background. It doesn’t need pauses or breaks which can break the fluidity and forward movement.
The standard microsoft Paint that comes with windows has both a text and resize function where you can specify 80×80 pixels. I find it easier to work on a larger scale then resize a copy to 80×80.You don’t have to start with an image.
Well done spotting these – it all helps. Pity about the song (although I hesitate to call it that).
This one may fit the bill.http://audiojungle.net/item/majestic-landscapes/5682475
This one is meant for a life retrospective. If you want something shorter, could I suggest using just the bridge and coda, or I could always edit it.http://audiojungle.net/item/a-life-remembered/3947254
I wouldn’t bother replying again. You don’t need this guy, he needs you. To trash a video in which he has invested his time and passion for the sake of having to pay a miniscule amount to include someone else’s intellectual property is crazy.
For the effort involved by the author, $17 is a bargain. Try hiring anyone else to do anything for that amount.