⬤ Not sure how to start a remix for a track?
⬤ Unsure of each part of the remix pack?
⬤ Want some direction for your remixes?
⬤ Struggle with changing tempo or key with your remix?
⬤ Not sure what to change or do with your remix parts?
⬤ Confused by how you can get creative with the parts given to you?
⬤ The remix pack doesn’t have barely any elements or parts?
Ok so you have a remix pack but you have no idea where to even start? Maybe you have a remix pack that has so many or so little parts?
So you start asking yourself these questions…
What style do I do my remix in?
Do I have to keep it in the same key? If I want to change the key, what is the best way to approach it?
Should I change the tempo? If I change the tempo, what about the audio files?
Which parts should I use? What can I do with the remix parts to make them mine?
These are just a few of the questions that can be running through your head when it comes to starting a remix and can somewhat be very overwhelming!
So, in this tutorial, I am going to be showing you what I do when I receive a remix pack and how I would go about getting ready for a remix while answering all the confusing questions that I had in my head when I first started.
I’m going to be showing you tips and tricks that will save you time, make your remix process much easier, and allow you to get started asap!
I’ll also be going over each of the remix parts that you may (or may not) receive in your remix packs and going through any other issues that you may come up with when it comes to remix packs.
I’ll be going through my full thought process of how to tackle a remix and going through ways in which you can get creative with your remix to completely change or make it your own while still keeping the essence of the original.
⬤ An in-depth look at different remix packs you may receive & common issues you may come up against.
⬤ Tips for saving you time when remixing.
⬤ Techniques to get a better understanding of the original track.
⬤ Remixing your remix parts.
⬤ A deep understanding of each remix part.
⬤ Prepping for a remix to help you from getting stuck later on in the track.
⬤ Unique ways to make the remix your own while still keeping the essence of the original.
⬤ Techniques for time stretching vocals or audio to a different tempo.
⬤ Understanding which parts work with each other.
⬤ Ideas for getting creative with the remix parts.
⬤ What you can do when you only have the melody for the remix.
⬤ Advice for communicating with the original artist or label.
⬤ Pros & cons of different style remix packs.
⬤ How to approach changing the key of your remix.
⬤ Common issues you may get when receiving remix parts from artists with different DAWs.
⬤ Where to get MIDI from when you have no remix pack.
⬤ Understanding different ways you can remix a track for the direction you want to go.
⬤ How to remix a melody to suit your taste or style more.
⬤ Ideas for sampling for your remix.
⬤ How to take your remix in a different direction.
⬤ Tips for getting your remix accepted.
+ Much more!
Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, FSOE, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, Outburst Records & Many more!
Yes. Please don’t restrict yourself from the knowledge inside this tutorial due to having another DAW. All the techniques you will learn in these videos can be implemented into your own DAW.
***Please note – You can use any synth/plugins or DAW of your choice to follow along with this tutorial.
Really informative tutorial, loads of great pointers and guidance over the use of remix packs, and overcoming/fixing faulty remix packs that are occasionally received as we as correcting coded midi. Have started applying the techniques to a project I am working for a remix contest for Trance Portal and really happy with the progress. Thanks again Allan for taking the time to share a wealth of knowledge around a topic that is difficult to find online! Keep up the great work!!