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.
Just like the chapter on creating a radio mix arrangement, it's time to import our stems.…In the case of this song, we only have one stem, as you can see in the Audio…folder to the left, Dry_Vocal_128 bpm.…Before I import that stem, I will remove the original version of the song, and I…will hit the Stop button, which will return the cursor to measure 1.…Fortunately, in this scenario, the BPM of the vocal was provided for me. Again,…referencing my course Remixing and Techniques: Time Stretching, this vocal is the…end result of changing the vocal from 6/8 time to 4/4.…
Ableton automatically turns the Warp marker on as I import the file, and I'm…going to turn it off, pull my Start point all the way to the left, and this will…allow me to listen to the raw audio file.…It says it's at 128 BPM and I will change my Tempo to 128.00 BPM, turn on the…metronome, and just have a listen, making sure that everything sounds in beat. …Hitting the Stop button to return the cursor to measure 1, and here we go.…
- 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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