Not bad... the first one goes pretty well with what I was doing online at the time, Runescape ( killing Banshees in a dungeon, lol )
I stopped listening to Metallica for that =]
I like classical music as much as the next guy (not much), but I think you need to make your mixes more exciting, create crescendos (slowly getting louder to a point of EPICNESS!!), diminuendos (slowly getting quieter to show the end of a certain phrase) , accelerandos (speeding up tempo/bpm) etc.
I think you should listen to The Journeyman by Iron Maiden - that is my inspiration for mixing stuff - so much variation, and sounds Amazing!
please don't take any of that as offence - just constructive criticism (I know what I like + I like what I know)
I like your mixes, too. The first one is really epic-sounding, and the second one has a pretty solid dance-feel. Very cool stuff!
I've got four songs here that I've made. The first two are ones by my band. I did drum programming, keyboards, and vocals for them (first verse for the first song, and main vocals for the second song).
Love, Hate, Kill, Recre8
The following are two remixes I did independently. The first one is of Katy Perry's song, "I Kissed A Girl," and the second one is of the Fort Minor song, "Remember the Name." I'm pretty proud of them both!
"I Kissed A Girl" Tourettes Sex Remix.
"Remember the Name" Depeche Load Remix.
To tell you the truth, I liked the second one better than I liked the first! I have to agree with wannabesissybaby for the first one in regards to speed, crescendos, accelerandos and what not. It could go a little faster as it goes along, and maybe add a little more bass. Still, it is really good!
Mind if I ask what software you use for your mixes?
Dawes: I liked your mixes too man; good stuff : )
I use a few. Manly fruity loops 8 PE. But I also use mixcraft 4 and Reason
Fruity Loops is good. I'm still using version 3, however. While I've got 6 and Studio, I prefer the functionality of 3 a lot more. It's simple, and there are far more sound-modification options on it than in the later versions.
Your stuff is good, Mike! It's just a different style and likely recorded in a different way. Frankly, I'm jealous of the drum noises that you managed to pull out for use in those mixes -- I can never really master the understanding of how to make good *dance* drums. Mine end up coming out more like organic drums used electronically. ;/
If your using FL Studios, it its self takes a lot of time to get use to let a lone master. I still have trouble with FL