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.
Now it's time to fill in the holes of the arrangement, as well as creating an…intro and an outro.…A club mix is generally 5-7 minutes in length and should take the listener on a journey.…So now I'll work through each instrument section--drums, bass, keyboards--as…well as add some vocal samples to create some ear candy and special moments in the arrangement.…You won't be able to follow along with me step by step, but you will get an…overview of how to complete this part of the process.…(music playing)…Now that we have a completely finished arrangement, I'll spend a few minutes…taking you on a tour of what I added.…
We will start at the vocal.…I cut out a word, just a syllable actually of the word waiting, and I created what…I call a vocal sample or vox chop--that is my nickname for it--and I will solo…this out so you can take a listen to what it sounds like.…I cut out just the wait of the word waiting and I placed it on the and of the beat.…And then I consolidated 8 bars of it into one audio file.…
- 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
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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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