Referencing the original or demo version of the song


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Referencing the original or demo version of the song

When I reference the original version or demo version of a song before working on a club mix, it's a somewhat similar process to that of a radio remix. With a club mix, however, my goal is for the chord changes to be a bit more minimal, more static, as I'm looking to create more tension and release within the arrangement. So, as I listen to the original, I think about whether or not the song lends itself to that sort of treatment. And if the answer is no, then I may even pass on doing the remix. I'll begin by importing the original version of the song, and I will change my view in Ableton from Clip view to Arrange view, by hitting the Tab key.

Inside the Assets folder, I have Waiting in the Road. That's the name of the song. And Ableton will take a moment to populate the waveform, and there we go. I will double-click on the audio file up here, and you can see that Ableton went ahead and added all these warp markers into the track. It just automatically did this. So, I'...

Referencing the original or demo version of the song
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Referencing the original or demo version of the song provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Josh Harris as part of the Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form

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