Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video An overview of remix arranging, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
It was only a couple of decades ago that the term remixing began to creep into…the mainstream music vernacular.…In the 1980s D's like Shep Pettibone gained worldwide notoriety by creating…remixes of songs recorded by mainstream pop artists.…These remixes were specifically designed for dance clubs and DJ sets.…Often referred to at the time as 12-inch mixes, fans were treated to longer and…more amped-up versions of songs they knew from top 40 radio.…At their core these early remixes were rearrangements of the original versions,…with small amounts of overdubbed parts added to give the tracks a bit more hype.…
DJs were given the analog multitrack recordings of the original songs from the…record label, thereby giving them the ability to take individual parts of the…song and rearrange them to suit their needs.…The most obvious difference between the original versions and their remixed…counterparts was the length of the arrangements,…with the remixes having long intros and outros so that DJs could mix in and mix…
- 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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