Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Time stretching stems and creating a sketch arrangement, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
I like to take care of all the necessary time stretching before I lay down a…preliminary or sketch parts.…I'll turn Warping back on in Ableton and now my audio file, my solitary Lead…Vocal, will follow my BPM change. Move this up to 130, quickly check it with the…metronome, make sure everything is in order.…(song playing)…Excellent! I can turn the metronome off, rename my track, and begin to bring in some drums.…
One thing that I like to do is actually not program kick drums using MIDI or a…sampler or anything like that.…I'll bring in three single-shot kick drums. (music playing)…Which are basically just single hits.…(music playing)…Bring in one, bring in the next, and bring in the next.…And I essentially want to put a kick drum on every downbeat: right here, right…here, right here, and right here; it's 1, 2, 3, and 4. So, Option+Drag.…
We have 1 bar. Do the same thing with the second kick drum, and with the third.…Rename our tracks, resize the screen, and I will quickly consolidate these into…
- 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
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