Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Referencing the original or demo version of the song, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
It's almost impossible to create a quality musical arrangement without having…some pre-existing version of the song to reference, even if that version is…merely a piano and a lead vocal.…In the world of remixing there are instances when an artist or a label will…request a radio remix, with the hopes that this new version will either add to…whatever radio play they are currently receiving or help them get the radio…play that they desire.…Over the years I've worked on many remixes that were purely geared for radio,…often reproducing an entirely new track just using the vocals and nothing else…from the original version.…
I'd like to take you through this process using a song by Natalie Brown…called Around the World.…Those of you who have taken my Remixing Techniques:…Time Stretching course will recognize the song.…I'll import an MP3 version of the original and Pro Tools will convert it, and I…always set my Quality on sample rate converting to Tweak Head.…It's important to leave the sample rate converting option on Tweak Head at all times.…
- 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 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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