Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding synths, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
Now it's time to add some additional synth parts.…I'll begin by adding the texture-- synth pads, things of that nature.…Create a new MIDI track. And I will move towards some of Ableton's built-in…synth sounds for this portion.…Right away I'll move to the Synth Pad folder and this Amped sound, just by…its name alone, is intriguing to me, so I'm bringing this in, and take a listen to it.…
(music playing)…It's a very vibey spatial sound. I like it.…(music playing)…Go ahead and lay that in.…And I'll start right round the first chorus.…(music playing)…That works. It almost has a Brian Eno-type vibe, which I like.…
And again, a nice 8-bar region here to work with.…And I already know that's a chorus part, and I'll quickly distribute that to the…other chorus sections of the song, and taking a quick listen.…(music playing)…Excellent! I like the sound, but I'm going to apply a very cool remixing technique that…you actually hear in quite a few songs, even on the radio today: side chaining a compressor.…
So the first thing I do is I go into the Audio Effects folder and I choose Compressor.…
- Reviewing the different types of arranging: music, remix, and radio/club
- Referencing a previous version of the song
- Listening to stems
- Creating a sketch arrangement
- Adding synths and guitars
- Developing the drums and bass
- Using time stretching
- Creating a radio edit from a club mix
- Adding special effects like drum fills and delays
Skill Level Intermediate
Remixing Techniques: Time Stretchingwith Josh Harris2h 51m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Music Editing for TV and Filmwith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Ableton Live 8 Essential Trainingwith Rick Schmunk7h 20m Beginner
1. Arranging: An Overview
2. Arranging for the Radio
3. Arranging for the Club
4. Creating a Radio Edit from a Club Mix
5. Adding Arrangement Ear Candy
6. Final Listens
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