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Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form

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Overview

Arrange songs for radio play and club remixes using four different digital audio workstations: Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, and Reason.

In this course, author Josh Harris shows how to create radio and club arrangements, and a radio edit of a club mix. He utilizes four different digital audio workstations (DAWs)—Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, and Reason—and shows how to build different arrangements from the ground up, by adding guitars, drums, bass, and synths. Each DAW explores different types of arranging scenarios. Plus, learn how to add ear candy and take your arrangements to another level.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Why did we record this course in four different DAWs?
  • Using the exercise files
1. Arranging: An Overview
  • A general overview of musical arranging
  • An overview of remix arranging
  • An overview of radio and club arranging
2. Arranging for the Radio
  • Referencing the original or demo version of the song
  • Listening to stems and deciding on the musical direction
  • Creating a sketch arrangement
  • Developing the drums and bass
  • Adding synths
  • Adding guitars
  • Arranging the rest of the song
3. Arranging for the Club
  • Referencing the original or demo version of the song
  • Listening to stems and deciding on the musical direction
  • Time stretching stems and creating a sketch arrangement
  • Developing the drums and bass
  • Adding synths
  • Working from the hype backwards
  • Arranging the rest of the song
4. Creating a Radio Edit from a Club Mix
  • Trimming down the club version
  • Identifying arrangement changes within the body of the song
  • Listening through the final arrangement
5. Adding Arrangement Ear Candy
  • Adding a vocoder
  • Adding filtered delays to vocals
  • Adding drum fills
6. Final Listens
  • Listening through the final radio mix
  • Listening through the final club mix
  • Listening through the final radio edit
Conclusion
  • Final thoughts and next steps

Taught by

Josh Harris

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