Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying arrangement changes within the body of the song, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
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Let's spend a few minutes listening through the track from our new start point,…and identifying the sections that will require some editing.…This part of the process is sometimes overlooked by remixers, resulting in radio…edits that contain unnecessary sections.…Now, because these stems were bounced out with all of the faders in Ableton…Live at 0 DB, there will be some volume adjustments that I'll make as we're…listening through, so you'll see me toggling back and forth between the mixer…and the Arrange window.…
(music playing)…Because I'm familiar with the song, I know that I don't want to cut out anything…in the first part of it, but towards the end here there might be a section or…two that I can trim down or remove that will help trim down the time.…
Remember, we're sitting in around 4 minutes before the intro is even worked out,…because I'm not going to start the arrangement just like this.…(music playing)…There needs to be at least a 4-bar build into that section, maybe an 8-bar…build, if at the end of the arranging process we find ourselves with enough time…
- 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
Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Toolswith 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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