Remixes, how to?

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Remixes, how to?

Post by OggeOJ » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:41 pm

Yeah, how do you remix stuff? You cant just chop out the bass and drums and change it, right?

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Post by th0mas » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:32 pm

Yeah, get ableton live.

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Post by OggeOJ » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:33 pm

th0mas wrote:Yeah, get ableton live.
...then? :S
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Post by hageir » Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:20 pm

get the original recording from the artist (seperated parts, a capella, etc.)
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Post by th0mas » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:28 pm

hageir wrote:get the original recording from the artist (seperated parts, a capella, etc.)
If you want some practice tracks try http://www.acidplanet.com/contests .

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Post by GeneralBigbag » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:33 pm

Really, a remix can be any track where you're using material from the original in a somewhat obvious way.
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Post by divineaudio » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:50 pm

assuming you are remixing other artist's music, generally you have to get the multitrack files from them or the record label. but with software being as powerful as it is, you can really just cut up any part of any song and do what you want with it.

when i do remixes i only use sounds/tracks that were in the original file, and the finished product almost never resembles the original. i always hated when people do remixes and add their own bassline or vocal parts or whatever. if you want to do that, why not just play covers?

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Post by Xabiton » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:27 am

there are 2 good steps for remixng that never change

1. Find Tempo
2. Be creative

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Post by killedaway » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:28 am

divineaudio wrote: when i do remixes i only use sounds/tracks that were in the original file, and the finished product almost never resembles the original. i always hated when people do remixes and add their own bassline or vocal parts or whatever. if you want to do that, why not just play covers?
different strokes, i guess. i always thought a good remix was when an artist took someone else's song and sorta... "made it theirs"... you know, pull in a new synth or two, maybe some different drums, but maintain the original melodies, overall feel, original vocals (newly effected, of course).
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Post by dj_stick » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:30 am

killedaway wrote:
divineaudio wrote: when i do remixes i only use sounds/tracks that were in the original file, and the finished product almost never resembles the original. i always hated when people do remixes and add their own bassline or vocal parts or whatever. if you want to do that, why not just play covers?
different strokes, i guess. i always thought a good remix was when an artist took someone else's song and sorta... "made it theirs"... you know, pull in a new synth or two, maybe some different drums, but maintain the original melodies, overall feel, original vocals (newly effected, of course).
that's the way i feel too - if you're going to remix a track you might as well go the whole way - do your own arrangement, add your own parts, use your own synths/patches/samples - your own "signature"
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Post by shaft9000 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:07 am

also be mindful of what sub-genre you are trying to satisfy.

A trance mix is not a garage mix, acid house, breakbeat, big-beat, electro, dub, d&b, instrumental mix etc. - be aware of these distinctions to a certain degree. but take it with a grain of salt - those are only general guidelines. BUT this can make all the difference in being sure your music finds the kind of audience that will enjoy it most.
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