Just had a listen at “Something good will happen”, I like the swinging a lot, nice relaxed tune. I don’t know why they rejected you, but here are my comments that may help: - drums are poor, seem like a one bar loop with no fills, no rolls, no stereo presence - your main instrument is mixed very loud (guitar in the first part, then the piano melody, then piano+bells)
hope this helps —ventilo35
I find it strange that you give up on some tracks you like just because some instruments compete with your speaker. I mean, if you want to add a voice-over basically you have to mix the music and the voice together, and part of the job is to EQ them so that they do not compete.
Typically I suppose you would EQ down the music between 200Hz and 400Hz (depending if your speaker is male or female) and between 2kHz and 4kHz for the intelligibility of the voice. Conversely you would cut down the voice below 100 or 150 Hz to leave the bass frequencies to the music, and perhaps add a deesser if needed (cuts high frequencies for sibillance problems). You could also use a side-chain compressor so that the perceived volume of the music is reduced whenever the speaker talks.
Hope this helps…
I listened to a few tracks from your portfolio, in my humble opinion your music is very nice. I’d suggest that you go on with learning since you’re motivated, and that you take example on the top sellers here with respect to production (mixing, mastering), and strive to get the clear, big sound that they deliver. This is my personal goal
PS: do you know Delusion Squared ? Your profile uses a font very similar to their logo and since you enjoy Progressive Rock…http://DelusionSquared.com
That’s a hell of a track!
I would support the palm mutes at 0:30 with hihat or ride cymbals
I would try to get more air from the drums, they sound a bit muddy/harsh (snare and cymbals)
I don’t like the tremolo effect on the cymbals, it is not in sync with the tempo (or is it a compressor pumping ?)
my two cents
Hi, to add a new link to an old topic:http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2011/10/holiday-songs-copyrighted-or-public-domain
I notice several recent files here which are not public domain…
I also agree about the need to play with some effects such as delays.
Your track reminds me of one of mine: http://audiojungle.net/item/wavelets/20381 Like you did, I added several guitars playing simple parts, but the delay gave me more depth
Another very important aspect is the quality of the execution (guitar tuning, play in rythm, regular string attack …). I talk freely about this because as you can hear I did not get it quite right
Hi, okay I’ll take the floorI composed a track in June called “Patternetic” http://audiojungle.net/item/patternetic/267995
This is one of my favourite works, and it has been the featured file on my profile since it was made available on AJ. I find it quite evocative and I could imagine video sequences that would be nicely illustrated by it
However, since June, the file has had 28 listens and no sale. What do you think ?
I remember reading here that for some of you video artists a piece of music may be a starter to get some inspiration, and I’d like to respectfully submit a track of mine. I personally find it quite evocative, and I’d love it if you would use it to illustrate a work of yours… what do you think?The track is named Patternetic: http://audiojungle.net/item/patternetic/267995