Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Developing the drums and bass, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
Now that we have our sketch arrangement in order, let's dive in and develop the…drums and bass a bit further.…Go back to my Exercise File folder and audition a few more loops.…(music playing) I like this loop.…What I'm looking for at this point is something that has a bit of movement to…it, that will help pulse the track a little bit, give it a bounce.…I'll bring this loop in. And we'll call this top 2, move it here. And visually I…want to move this kick drum over so that everything looks even, and I'll…actually trim the vocal a little bit too.…
Whenever possible, I like to do this bit of housekeeping as I build the arrangement.…It just streamlines the workflow process.…When you see something you can quickly edit, move, shift around,…you take care of it then and there.…So now I'll move this back. We'll just take listen to this loop, copy and…paste it for about 16, 24 bars, and take a listen to it from the beginning.…(music playing)…That's working nicely.…
I don't know that we're going to have it in the verse, but it's working…
- 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 RIAN SKYE G 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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