Proper Remix Packet
by Dan Carrone / Tip
wanted to share the proper way to share
your song with other producers to have
them remix your work. I have done many
remixes for a wide range of artists. From
independent to major label. Usually the
major labels artist have the packets to the
tee. They give you everything you will
possibly need. I find many independents
give you an acapella and tell you good
remix packet or kit should have several
things. All very self explanatory. As
a remixer, my first rule of thumb is too
hold on to the essence of the original
track. When I have to start from scratch
and figure everything out, and build everything
from scratch, then it is easier to lose
the essence of the original. Not on that
but a producer could write the wrong bass
line progression of such. In which he
then changes the song completely from
most of today's DAW's allow you to export
your project as a zip file that contains
all the data required to open that project
on another computer. FL Studio offers
this feature. This allows producers who
use the same DAW to easily work with each
other without much prep work for a remix
kit. I master tracks for others and sometimes
just get the zip from them of their project.
Simply makes my job so much easier.
using non-disclosure agreements, you can
safely give someone a project file without
remix packet should contain the following
- The main acapella of the project. It
is best to export this track with no effects.
This way the producer can add his own
FX. Always break down the vocals into
tracks such as: Main Vocal Track, Ad Libs
Track, Backing Vocal Track.
Samples - Include any vocal samples
that are not part of the main vocals.
YOu can leave your effects on for this
or Stems - Include the tracks or
stems of your project. Break down the
track into easy way to be understood.
Such as: Bass Track, Lead Track, Drums
Track, Pads Track and so on.
Reference File - A reference file
would be a mp3 of the original track.
Something to give the producer an idea
of what the song is supposed to sound
Text File - You should alway include
a text file with information such as:
of the Track