Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Listening to stems and deciding on the musical direction, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
Building on the previous movie, it's time to import all of the remix parts, or…what I like to call stems, into our session and listen through everything.…But first, let me clarify what stems are, in case some of you might not be…familiar with the term.…A stem is a bounce of a file as it sat in the final mix of the song.…In other words, a drum stem is a bounce of all the drums as one stereo file…with their EQ compression and volume automation settings from the final mix of the song.…For most remixes, I receive vocal stems only, which typically includes a stereo…file of the lead vocal and a stereo file of the background vocals.…
Such is the case with this song, Around the World, by Natalie Brown.…I was provided with two sets of vocals. And as I increase the width of my…browser, you will see BG VOX DRY, BG VOX WET, LEAD VOX DRY, LEAD VOX WET--…basically wet and dry versions of the lead and background vocals.…Although I can add these directly to this session, I will copy them so that all…of my audio files live within the same Audio Files folder, and I will choose New…
- 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 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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