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    Tutorial 1



    In this video, we start off by discussing what remixes are and go on to play the original version of the song we're going to Remix along with how we're going to approach it and the tools we'll be using.

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    Tutorial 2

    Time Stretch Vocal


    The first step is to time-strech the vocal to the desired tempo. Using Elastic Audio and other time compression options we condense our audio to fit the style of the Remix we'll be doing.

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    Tutorial 3

    Programming Drums


    Next we begin to program the drums by creating a basic dance beat in Reason that matches the style of the production we want to create. Using ReWire, we're able to lock Pro Tools directly with Reason.

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    Tutorial 4

    Acoustic Guitars


    Then we decide to lay down some chords to define the musical elements of the song and the chord structure but also come up with a unique rhythm that becomes a defining element in the Remix.

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    Tutorial 5

    Drum Loops & Percussion


    Next we head back to Reason and add more drums and percussion loops that will become building blocks as the song progresses and becomes more full.

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    Tutorial 6

    Synths - Pt. 1


    Kenny dives into Reaper and the Spire plug-in to create some interesting synth and sequences that provide both sonic fullness and extra rhythm patterns and dynamics.

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    Tutorial 7

    Synths - Pt. 2


    In this video we go even deeper adding even more synths to the final production.

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    Tutorial 8

    Printing Drums


    Once we're happy with the production, we then decide to print everything to audio for further manipulation and mixing in Pro Tools.

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    Tutorial 9

    Rendering Keyboards


    Now that the drums are printed from Reason, we head back to Reaper to print or render all of the synth parts we've created.

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    Tutorial 10

    Arrangement - Pt. 1


    With all of our audio printed throughout the song, we then dive in and create an arrangement by pulling elements in and pulling them out throughout the song to create dynamics and creative moments in the production.

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    Tutorial 11

    Arrangement - Pt. 2


    Kenny continues with the arrangement of the remix with the chorus, breakdown, and outro.

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    Tutorial 12

    FX, Drum Fills & White Noise


    The final layer or the icing on the cake is adding special FX sounds, drum fills and even white noise bursts to create even more excitement, dynamics and ear candy. Putting a real emphasis on the transitions form song section to song section.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Final Mix


    In this video, we simply play the song from beginning to end for a reference and to hear what we've created and all the possibilities that can be achieved.

Multi-Platinum Engineer / Mixer Kenny Gioia is back, this time bringing you an exciting series entitled "Remixing Explained"! Watch Kenny explain what Remixing is, and demonstrate how to Remix a Song containing a Lead Vocal Track from the ground up. You also get the Vocal Track used in the series, so you can follow along and Remix it in real-time with Kenny.

Kenny begins with a thorough Introduction, discussing what Remixes are and then plays the original version of the song you're going to Remix. He also reveals his approach and the Tools you'll be using. Next, Kenny focuses on the Lead Vocal Track, showing you how to Time-Stretch it to fit the Tempo of the New Arrangement. The all-important Drum Tracks are then created, including Loops and Percussion, followed by an Acoustic Guitar part.

Moving on, Kenny gets into the Synth Parts, making Leads, Pads and more. After printing all the Virtual Instrument parts, Kenny works on the Arrangement, creating peaks and valleys for excitement and motion. Before moving onto the Final Mix, Kenny adds some FX, Drum Fills and White Noise to emphasize the Transitions when going to different Sections of the Arrangement.

If you're into EDM or Remixing in general, this series will get you going from the beginning, all the way to Mixing the final Remix Production. Learn how to rearrange and recreate... Get "Remixing Explained" today!

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Kenny's tutorials are always awesome. This one does not disappoint.

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Submitted 6 months ago

Excellent Flow

He starts out so simple and just adds things simply to make a killer dance track! Really breaks down the process and makes me feel like I could really do this!

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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Remixing Explained is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing Kenny's tutorials are always awesome. This one does not disappoint.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Flow He starts out so simple and just adds things simply to make a killer dance track! Really breaks down the process and makes me feel like I could really do this!
Date published: 2016-09-25