Here’s something different. I often get asked to make a list of my favorite music artists and I thought I could reply to this request in an original way.
Audio mixing is one of my favorite part in the AMV making process so I got the idea of making a megamix of all my favorite trance tracks. I already did some multi-song mixes for AMV MEPs and other small projects but this mix is a lot bigger with 18 tracks and a total length of 37 min.
The most interesting aspect of it is the work I did on transitions between tracks. I had to use some filters and audio tricks in order to make transitions as smooth as possible and adapt the BPM when necessary. I had a lot more songs that I wanted to include but they wouldn’t have fit in this mix.
When I was done with the audio, I thought that releasing it on Youtube with random still pictures wouldn’t really be interesting. I then remembered that I had some video editing skills that I could use to make a quick video that would fit the megamix. Of course, making a 37 min AMV would be insane and take at least 2 years to complete (considering how slow I work) so I decided to use official videos from music artists Youtube channels. I couldn’t always find footage that was made for the song I had in the mix but I tried to at least have video from the right music artist.
Some songs like “Fine Day” and “Always On My Mind” are pretty old, from the pre-HD era, which explains the low video quality. Also, for some tracks like “Burning Bright” and “Above The Clouds”, I couldn’t find any official video footage and had to get videos from other music artists. The track “Hold Me Till The End” is special in the way that I did a full lip sync from an other song’s official video clip. This is the first time I do it with live footage and it surprisingly worked pretty well. I also did some lip sync for “Phoenix From The Flames”.
1. Oceanlab – On A Good Day
2. Aly & Fila feat. Sue McLaren – I Can Hear You
3. DT8 Project – Hold Me Till the End
4. Dallas Superstars – Fine Day
5. John O’Callaghan & Betsie Larkin – Save This Moment (Gareth Emery Remix)
6. Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto – Lifted (Mat Zo remix)
7. Mike Shiver & Ashkan Fardost – Arise (Exclusive Hammer & Funabashi Remix)
8. Dark Matters – The Quest Of A Dream (Dabruck & Klein Remix)
9. Sash! Feat. Tina Cousins – Mysterious Times (Spencer & Hill Remix)
10. Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Another World (Shogun Remix)
11. Boom Jinx – Phoenix From The Flames (Omnia & The Blizzard Remix)
12. John O’Callaghan & Betsie Larkin – Save This Moment (Gareth Emery Remix)
13. Bobina – Spinning (Paul Miller Remix)
14. DJ Tatana – Always on My Mind (Ronski Speed Edit)
15. Matias Lehtola feat. Gina J – Burning Bright
16. Origin – Above The Clouds
17. Andy Moor – Fight The Fire (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
18. Above & Beyond & Gareth Emery – On A Good Day (Metropolis)