Thanks for your feedback Casey.Casey H wrote: ↑Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:10 amSometimes it's close, but no cigar. Really nice track and it could easily find a home. Not what the screener said, but for this application, I found the guitar a tiny bit harsh and a softer instrument might have worked better. But that's just me, ignoring what the screener said or didn't say. I'm not at all knowledgeable on what synth sounds are current or not.
Yes, it can be close and you don't know how close.
I sometimes feel that the screeners don't listen too much to the reference tracks, or they are providing us with reference tracks that don't fit what they are looking for. In this case, I tried to make a track close to the reference with much more development along the way, than the reference track and the screener still make a comment about my arc, that's rather frustrating, and his comment about my sounds is complete nonsense when I listen to the reference tracks.
So I have(for now) decided only to submit to Listings, where I know I easier can get songs forwarded because I know the music style very well and move away from styles like ambient music, where I feel it's more of a guessing game(for me at least) what will get forwarded.
One more thing: It also frustrates me when TAXI or a Library keeps using reference tracks with vocals on, for an Instrumental Listing. I would rather hear only Instrumental tracks, so I can hear what the composers are using instead of a vocalist because it's two completely different ways to compose and arrange a track.
Is it only me that feels this way?