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lucafrancini Reviewer says

Hey express soul,

just wanted to chime in, exceptionally here as we can’t add detailed notes on item reviews, but in our spare time we can discuss on the forums. From listening to this track, I can deduce that the team noticed these errors.

At 0:00 Arp synth sounds relatively basic and dated.

At 0:13 The upfilter noise fx doesn’t really fit in the arrangement (for tone and volume)

At 0:16 The bass sound much like an INIT patch, again a really basic sound. The arrangement and the amalgam of the sounds give a pretty untidy outcome.

At 0:26 The bass stops suddenly without any sfx underlining/masking this change. This might look like a particular of little importance but it greatly helps making the track sound well refined.

From 0:30 The full arrangement starts: here the kick is too high in the mix. Both kick and bass are rich in low frequencies; this, combined with the duller synth arpeggios, creates an objectively muddier sounding mix. The melodic synth is too far away and we could guess it’s even sidechained (this makes it disappear even more).

How to fix this point in general? Lowering both kick and bass, cutting some low frequencies in the other tracks while enhancing some of the high freq could be an answer, but generally in Electronica/Dance a good way to fix a mix is starting from scratch again choosing different samples/sounds which fit better with each other.

At 1:29 starts the rise before the refrain. Again the set of instruments for this purpose is quite basic and poor. Today we can easily buy tons of high quality risers for dance music, for a few dollars, which help to fill the important parts of the tracks. Here your snare and hi-hats are observably dry and duller and you repeat your starting, short upfilter noise sfx once again.

At 1:44 the refrain is heard. As a detail, where the devil often lies, this moment is usually underlined by a cymbal crash or similar, to help the transition, but here it’s simply left undressed. And the melodic synths are buried in the mix. Where are the medium and high frequencies?


So, most of the issues are on the production side. But even the composition side could have been refined better;

Personally I like the chord progression as well as the melodic arpeggio, but the track seems to border on underlying over-repetitiveness.

Repetitiveness is not necessarily an ultimately deciding issue (especially considering the background use) but if it’s combined with a less than ideal mixture of sounds, than it could be a point to consider, when a track gets rejects.

Anyway hope this answer helped you to better understand situation.

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lucafrancini Reviewer says

Wuub Wuub Bawawawawawa Congrats to all :D

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lucafrancini Reviewer says
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lucafrancini Reviewer says

Ciao Luca, I’ve just done all the buttons (editing a button template for Photoshop), then I made all the collections and finally I linked every button with its collection. It takes some time but it’s very easy to do.

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lucafrancini Reviewer says

Hi:) this starts pretty sad and then has a triumphant evolution:

http://audiojungle.net/item/epic-elegy/7244757
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lucafrancini Reviewer says

Hey I made this little tutorial, if this is what you were looking for … http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/pimp-your-profile-tutorial-for-new-users/123754

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lucafrancini Reviewer says

Sales are slow but I’m almost near to doubling my earnings of July 2013, so it’s a good improvement :) This is the perfect moment of the year for focusing on packs building and for writing a list of future tracks to produce. (It’s also time to go to the sea, of course :D )

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lucafrancini Reviewer says

Great Job :) Happy anniversary and happy sales! You’re driving towards the top ;)

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lucafrancini Reviewer says

It’s very inspiring this growing number of AJ elite authors :) Big congrats!

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