Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video An overview of radio and club arranging, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
At first it may appear that creating arrangements for radio and arrangements for…the clubs have no overlap.…But when you break down the process for each one, you will find that there are…quite a few similarities, and some fundamental differences.…First and foremost, a finished arrangement has a certain feel to it, and it…certainly needs to be tailored to work within the desired musical genre.…Songs on the radio have to fall within a certain timeframe,…since you don't hear FM radio stations playing five-minute versions of songs anymore.…On the flip side, you would not arrange a song for the clubs that clocks in at…three minutes in length.…
Radio arrangements are designed to pull the listener in through a series of…musical and vocal hooks.…The same can be said of a club arrangement, but the big difference is that club…arrangements are allowed to take time to develop and unfold, and they're…designed to get people on the dance floor and keep them there.…The nature of a club arrangement is to take a person on a journey, with ebbs and…
- 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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