I give kudos for the effort, but I'm not a fan of midi and midi presets. I think it sounds too dry and bland, there needs to be some love put into it; a more dynamic drum beat, better voices, better EQ. Overall, I have to give this a 6, it was a good effort, but right now, it sounds like a garage band :(
Try searching the net for some better drum sounds, add some bass, take away the repetitive clash sound, Try learning how to use Sytrus--people say it's a crappy synthesizer, but when you learn how to use it and make your own voices, you can literally blow people away. Use the mixer, add effects, add EQ, use filters, use what ever is necessary to make your song as beautiful as possible.
One more thing, always avoid midi, using a midi file has random, off beat, often horrible sounding consequences. You also don't get much creative freedom if you're not there making the riff.
better luck next time :D
Thank you for your honest critique. :)
Yeah, I completely agree with your stance on midi's since I find that a lot of the time they're so off that even when I try to fix the problems, it still doesn't sound authentic and real. :/
I'll have to give Sytrus a try. Hopefully it's more enjoyable then importing and screwing around with midi's in Reaper. Also does Sytrus allow VSTs? I have NI Komplete 3 and it's quite an extensive high quality library (guess midi's really don't do it justice lol) and I think it'd be a waste if I couldn't utilize it/further use it.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.