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.
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'm going to turn off the Warp feature and slide the starting point all the…
- 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
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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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