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In this course, author Josh Harris shows how to create radio and club arrangements, and a radio edit of a club mix. He utilizes four different digital audio workstations (DAWs)—Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, and Reason—and shows how to build different arrangements from the ground up, by adding guitars, drums, bass, and synths. Each DAW explores different types of arranging scenarios. Plus, learn how to add ear candy and take your arrangements to another level.
It's time to listen through the radio edit from start to finish, paying careful attention to the sections that have been edited. I like to double- and triple-check these sections for any pops, clicks, missing crash cymbals, or things of that nature. At this time I will remove the intro and outer regions from the club mix that we no longer need. Select all and move everything over to Measure 1. As we listen through, keep in mind that we are not listening to a final mix; what we are listening to is a final arrangement.
So we are simply listening through to make sure that all the parts that we want in this radio edit are there, and that there is a seamless flow at each edit point that I created in the previous movie. (song playing) Excellent! I am happy with all of that. The one thing that caught me right here is I think it would be a better ending if I copied and pasted in this clap pattern that happens at measure 79 over to the very end.
I think it sets up the ending a little bit better. It just builds, doesn't just end. So, let's take a listen from measure 97. (song playing) Much better. Just that a little bit of a fill there with the claps sets up the ending a lot better to my ears. So, this is where I will leave the radio edit until it's time to mix it.
I hope that this process provides some new information and offers new perspective on creating radio edits from your longer club mix counterparts. You should not assume that everyone who ends up listening to a radio edit has heard the club mix. I've had many occasions where people have emailed me asking for club versions of the song after they've heard the radio edit.
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