Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging the rest of the song, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
We have spent most of our time so far working in a 16- to 24-bar section of the…arrangement and now it's time to build out the remaining sections.…The finished arrangement should not feel forced or edited, but natural.…All sections need to make sense with one another, especially during the transitions.…Radio arrangements have no wasted space, and if that means your arrangement is…three minutes and twenty seconds, as opposed to three minutes and thirty…seconds, that's fine.…Don't get hung up on the length of time, but do keep in mind that most radio…stations won't play songs over four minutes long.…
My ideal time is somewhere between three minutes and twenty seconds and three…minutes and forty-five seconds.…Although you won't be able to follow along with me step by step, I will now…provide you with an overview of how I build out a radio arrangement.…(music playing)…Let's spend the next few minutes taking a look at how I built out the radio arrangement.…
We'll start up here at the vocals, and you'll notice that there's an edit point…
- 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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