Big +1 for adding your own artwork. Especially if they’ve given up on the EQ graphic.
Well there’s nothing wrong with it except that I don’t think the melody is really that catchy. And there are so many similar tracks to this, maybe it’s not done enough to make buyers choose it over some of the other ones. Just my opinion. Having said that, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it did get some sales, it’s a perfectly pleasant sounding track.
Might be a good idea to have banners on your homepage for your best tracks. Using an image that captures the mood of the song probably helps. Maybe it will catch a buyers eye. No idea if buyers browse much through your profile page, but a lot of authors put a bunch of work into the banners so maybe they do. Your SMASH banner doesn’t say anything about what it’s linking to really. So you might click it out of curiosity, but not if you’re looking for something specific.
This is a great start, but there are some problems with the typography. My advice – the perspective distortion you’ve put on the main text and the stars looks quite bad because it makes it look more squashed towards the right. It’s bad for legibility and generally considered an amateur move because it messes with the proportions of the letters. Maybe skew the text, but don’t use the perspective tool like that. The other typography can be cleaned up and improved as well. At the moment it looks very poorly aligned. For example “mar 14” isn’t aligned with “11 am”. Good typography is all about attention to detail, you really need to put some time in to make it look great. All the text should be aligned to a grid so that it looks orderly and well composed.
Edit: Just looked at your other work, looks like you have plenty of experience already.
I think for some reasons low sales are due to heavy snow / winter problems in the north-east of USA.
Cleveland: Minus 24 degree
New York: Minus 17 degree
Washington: Minus 16 degree
But all russian and sibiran authors laugh about those temperatures I guess.
I would like to see what percentage of buyers are from Russia. I’m betting not many. But you’re right, anything that slows down US business activity could have an effect. I still wonder if the new changes with tax etc are having an effect on sales.
I did notice some slight timing being out on the drums, but I noticed it more on the ones at the beginning, not the taiko drums. To be honest I also felt that the VSTs and stuff that you’ve used don’t sound like the best, so it could sound a lot better with better soft synths. But if you want to address what the reviewer asked you should look at your drums and make sure the timings are more exact, I guess. If they are really just lagging behind the rest, drag them back a fraction until they sound more in time.