Here’s something different. I often get asked to make a list of my favourite music artists and I thought I could reply to this request in an original way.
Audio mixing is one of my favourite part in the AMV making process so I got the idea of making a megamix of all my favourite 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 be interesting. I then remembered that I had some video editing skills that I could use to make a quick video that would fit mix. 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. I couldn’t always find footage that was made for the songs 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 music video. 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 feat. 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)
I do not want to offend anyone, but these tracks do not go to any comparison with those that were heard in your AMV. They look very standard, this is what I see on MTV. Auriga by the way, at one time I was shocked when I heard this melody. Until now, when I hear it is awesome for its beauty. P.S. From Russia with love))
I actually really thought about using some of these songs for AMV. For example, for Magic Pad, I was hesitating between Arise and Burning Bright.
Your work has always stood out from the crowd that had a unique style and atmosphere. I’m pretty familiar with the AMV, nothing like I have not seen. The perfect balance between sound track and cutting videos without heavy use of effects. Music is in your videos have always been very original, not a hint of standardization. Such beautiful melodies open I have never heard that they charge for the soul. In this collection the usual boom-boom. I really hope for a speedy return to work in the style of Auriga and the Magic Pad (based on the fact that your Russian fans write on the forums akkross, they stand in solidarity with me.) I myself work in Motion design (make trailers for games), and about the present as well as what is done in your work, as the sign bit with the sound and writing his own music. I wish you success in the future. P.S. Please forgive my English speech curve, I’m just learning English, and therefore may be slightly out of clear Russian expressions in the English style.
Hey, Nostromo. A bit offtopic, but would it be possible for you to make sort of photography lessons in your blog? All you photos look amazing, so you must know quite a bit, could you please share some of your knowledge? =D I’m thinking of getting Canon 1100D with IS II lens for starters (friend recently got 550D). I believe quite a lot of people would find those sort of blogs useful.
I thought about it but there are already a lot of tutorials available on YouTube, I don”t think I’d be able to bring something really new and interesting. Also I just started last year, I’m still a beginner.
That’s just about what people want, to be honest – words from a beginner. Youtube and internet has too many tutorials, including from “pros” that aren’t pro at all – just got a costy camera and pretend to be so. I believe it wouldn’t take you much time to post like 1 blog per month =D Your photos are actully ones of the best I’ve ever seen.
i love you man. trance fan for live! looking forward to track number 2. but take your time for that, first i am gonna listend the S*it out of this 😀
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UNSJ8UqDq1Y#! I recommend to you the music you might like
I like this man. Perhaps you can make this a habit and let us pick your brain for more music with more mixes!
petite compile des titre ci dessus sur dezeer http://www.deezer.com/fr/music/playlist/98340671
C’est pas exactement les bonnes versions mais ca peut être utile quand même, merci.
Ca change des AMV mais comme d’habitude j’adore! J’aurais bien aimer avoir le remix audio pour écouter zic en allent au taff 🙂 ..possible de tirrer moi même de la video mais j’aurais certainement une perte de qualiter. Possible de la mettre en ligne ? Merci encore pour cette magnifique réalisation ! Comme tlm j’attendrais cette 2eme partie avec beaucoup d’interet. Bonne continuation Nostromo 🙂
La vidéo ça peut aller mais je préfère ne pas proposer de fichier audio pour éviter les ennuis avec nos amis les majors.
Tu peux extraire l’audio de la vidéo avec un outil comme mp4box. C’est en ligne de commande par contre. mp4box -add FichierSource.mp4#audio FichierAudioExtrait.m4a Ca fait un fichier M4A compatible iTunes/iPod/iMachin et facilement convertible en MP3. Je l’écoute sur mon autoradio pour rester éveillé au volant ! 😀
Ah oui , pas penser à ça. Pas de souci je comprend tout à fais. Merci encore pour ce magnifique travail & de ta gentillesse ! Bonne journée 🙂
Very nice! The quality of the transitions is up to par with top DJs like Armin van Buuren. It’s the first time I’ve seen a video for a trance mix. Very nice indeed!
Dude, I look forward to your second mix. This one is just brilliant … also my darling can’t wait 🙂
I’ve always wanted you to make one of these, so thanks for sharing your trance music! But I do have to agree with Feisar that these songs are more mainstream compared to the songs you use in your AMVs. I’d love it if your next mix focused on songs that you consider to be hidden gems! You know, the obscure, underrated stuff that most people haven’t heard of. Anyway, thanks again! :3
A friend shared this with me , and I will thank him later for it…all the songs you used in this mix are very good , I used to listen them a lot in the past … for some reason I stopped … but now I guess I`ll start again .. I`m glad that besides making amvs which is also my hobby , you listen to great trance music … keep up the good job , and I`ll wait for the second trance mix
Just wanted to congratulate you for all the great work you do Nostromo. I’ve been watching AMVs for a long time now (since early 90s lol …getting old…) but always as a watcher only. U are definately one of the creators I enjoy the most out there and well u are from the same city as me so Yeah! keep on the good work 🙂 PS: im on mac and trying to watch your Nostromegamix 1 but can’t display it correctly [pixelized and blur] (using VLC) and CCCP doesn’t exist on mac. sounds good though…any ideas for video quality? Une fois de plus, continues ta passion et partages la avec nous 🙂
Heyhey, thx for your message. Are you having problem with 10b and/or 8b version ? Either way, I know nothing about mac, so I won’t be able to help much. Just try 8b if you had 10b.
no worries (10b). will find a way. Awaiting your next masterpiece !
Great!! Congratz Nostromo! I follow you since Magic Pad and Running Man! Your amv’s are amazing, wonderful!! I really loves the music you chooses! Hint: if you can, place a Tag like “What I’m hearing” and post “post’s” like this. Only with music, tracks, artist etc. Sry for my bad english. I hope don’t be rude
We need moar megamixes. Great music to listen to whenever, even studying.