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Site Stats. They all have different traits, which make them great for analysis. Analysis of 3 popular remixes. Obviously to judge the quality of a remix, we need to hear the original first.
The track then builds into the familiar verse pattern heard during the intro of the track. In summary, what does EDX do differently in the remix? He extends the track by well over a minute, giving the ideas more chance to develop. The chord progression is the core of the track, rather than an idea that features only in the breakdown The chord progression features a different rhythm He adds a supporting melody pluck to the main chord progression for the final chorus He turns it from a club track into a beach track personal opinion.
What does Mat Zo do? So, other than almost everything, what does Mat Zo do differently? He uses a drum n bass rhythm for the long outro. Uses a slightly slower BPM. The Magician ft. The vocals feature a lot more reverb than the original to suit the vibe of the track better. What can we take away? Remixing for a purpose. How to approach a remix.
Differences in workflow. The ideas are already there. You have a point of reference. Rewrite chords and melodies. Change genres. Changing genres forces you to be creative, because you normally have to solve a few problems. Take elements away. Build on ideas. One approach I rarely see used is to build on ideas presented in the original.
Work around the key element. All good tracks will have a key element. Reverse the structure. You get the idea. This is another way to reduce the likelihood of making something similar. Make something that contrasts in energy. Copy the style of another track. Musicians have been copying each other for centuries. Chapter 4: The Practical. Congratulations on making it this far. You know what that means? Warping stems and acapellas. How to warp acapellas in Live.
How do you deal with them? Fixing timing issues. The Deep House Vocal Technique. Finally, I chop up the vocal in the drop to make it a little more groovy. Because I have these guidelines in my head, I can drag acapella in and start pre-arranging it. What does pre-arranging mean?
This allows me to process each one differently I might want the chorus vocal to sound slightly different to the verse and also gives me a better overview of the vocal arrangement.
So, how exactly do you do that? Finding MIDI. Audio to MIDI. Transcribe from tabs. There we go, the chord progression is E B G m F. Sample them traditionally. A creative way to use stems is to view them as something to sample. You can take a bassline like this…. And with a couple of quick cuts, turn it into something completely different….
Seem basic? Wash out. You can do this with vocals, synths, almost anything. Make them lo-fi. Chapter 5: Bootlegs. Whenever the topic of remixing comes up, someone mentions bootlegs. Copyright law. Fair use.
Can you expect your bootleg to be taken down from YouTube or Soundcloud? Here are the facts: Producing an unofficial remix or edit for the purposes of practice, is illegal. Producing an unofficial remix or edit for free distribution is lllegal, but the repercussions are less harsh than if you were to attempt to sell it. Producing an unofficial remix or edit for direct financial gain is lllegal and the repercussions will be harsh. One way to work around copyright law is to produce a cover. Finding Acapellas.
There are many different places to find acapellas for your favorite music. Here are a few:. Quality may vary. These were both rearranged by Garbage themselves for North American airplay alongside a second, more laid back rework of "Special" by Rickidy Raw and are presented commercially for the first time, as well as for the first time outside of that territory.
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Join Date: Joined: Jun Thanks Meter : 0. Pick a setup like bit, 48kHz WAV files for example, and convey this to the remixer. This assumes that you are both using different DAWs, though you may not be. Indeed if you are both using the latest version of Logic, just as an example, you can send a project folder with a raw project file and audio files. The major one is to export stems in the correct format. If your stems begin at 3. If they have project BPM and stems that start on a bar marker, your remixer should be able to import everything easily and have it immediately in sync.
The easiest approach to exporting stems for remix is to just export every track as a separate, continuous stem.
Yes, you might have a horn part that only comes in on the chorus, but trying to cut the stem up can just create confusion. The remixer will be quite capable of chopping that horn part out to move it around if they wish. Working with simple stems, one for each track, is the most straightforward approach. Embrace the new! Use a service like Splice to upload, collaborate and remix tracks.
For the maximum number of options, your DAW might let you export both dry and wet versions of stems, pre and post-fader.If memory serves me well, it was the dub version B-side of an Island 7" single; probably of the track called 'Concrete Jungle', from the Catch a Fire album. It must have been one of the first ever.