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In this course, author Josh Harris demonstrates time-stretching techniques in four of the major digital audio workstations: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, and Ableton Live. Josh covers the basic time-stretching treatments, where minimal tempo adjustment is needed, and then moves into more difficult territory—remixing at a much slower or faster tempo than what the original tracks were recorded at—where time stretching is pushed to the extreme. Another technique shows how to create a composite vocal from multiple time-stretched tracks. Each lesson employs real-world musical examples to clearly show where each time-stretching technique is useful and how the results of time stretching affect the sound of a song.
It's important to make sure that the BPM you choose for your remix falls within the accepted BPM range for the GENRE that you're remixing in. While this is by no means exhaustive. I've selected a list of what I feel are some of the most relevant electronic music genres of today and yesterday. First up we have Hip Hop/Rap and Trip-Hop, whose respective BPM Ranges fall between 60 and 110. Next up is Acid Jazz which generally falls between 80 and 126 beats per minute. Then we have Tribal House 120-232 beats per minute.
After that we have Euro/Disco House and mainstream house which falls between 120 and 134 beats per minute. Trends/Hard House and Techno are quite a bit faster with BPM Ranges around 130 to 155. And Breakbeat has a wide range of 103 beats per minute to 155 beats per minute. Dubstep has quickly become one of the more popular genres of electronic music and most Dubstep tracks fall at 140 beats per minute.
And finally, Jungle and Drum-n-bass whose BPMs are very fast and fall between 160 and 180 beats per minute. While I believe that the musical categorization can sometimes be overkill. Fans and DJs are picky about mixes within a particular style being legit. That is not to say that you shouldn't push the boundaries a bit but do keep in mind who your audience is.
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