by Dan Carrone / Tip
after I remixed a few tracks, some of
you guys who follow my doings asked me
some questions about remixing. So I decided
to give ya a few tips.
you want to really learn how to remix
tracks then you should remix pop songs
you like from the radio. Acapellas are
easy to come by on the Internet. Just
have to hunt them down. Always try to
use the highest quality recording you
can find. 320 bit rate mp3's or the wav
I say remix, I do not mean throw a beat
behind a song. I mean find an acapella.
Then either learn how to play the song
on your own instrument or find a midi
file of the notes and progressions of
the melody. Most digital audio workstation's
will import the MIDI file for you and
place each progression on it's own channel.
Depends on the DAW.
you are trying to learn the song yourself,
start with the bassline. It is your foundation
along with the beat to any great track.
Once you learn the bass line, you will
understand the chord progressions, making
learning the top parts much easier.
to rebuild the entire song. Build a basic
beat first and then add the bassline you
just figured out. Then begin to add the
you add the acapella, make sure it is
the same tempo or BPM of your project.
Sometimes I will put the original mix
of the song I am remixing in a track and
line it up with my project. Then I am
able to adjust the acapella and place
it in perfect timing with the song &
project. Just match the original recording.
remixing, always try to keep the essence
of the track. Most producers are more
likely to dig what you have done if you
mimic their structure of the song. By
keeping the structure in place, you keep
the very essence of the track that made
people like it, making your remix just
as enjoyable. Be careful going to far
out there and experimenting on others
tracks. People do not appreciate what
you do not know. Only what you do. Save
your experimenting for your original jams.
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