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Remixing Explained®

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    Introduction

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Synths - Pt. 2

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

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    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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    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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    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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    Arrangement - Pt. 2

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

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    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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    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.

Product Overview


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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Peter KS
Submitted 5 months ago

Full of great ideas

Really teaches you how to create dynamics and interest in a song. Start with a vocal, speed it up and give it a completely different vibe.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


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DJsgtD
Submitted 1 year ago

Less than expected

I was excited about the video series especially being that I use Pro Tools. But then switching to Reaper and Reasons, I am retired military and can't afford to drop the money for two more DAW's just to complete the project here. Being that I am still. new to everything, once we leave Pro Tools have no clue. If you do not have all 3 DAW's this video will waste your time.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Ableton Live, Pro Tools

Response from :

Hi and thank you for your review.
As you make your way through the rest of the videos you will see that the lessons can be applied to all DAW's and are not specific to the software the author uses.

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Tony Traxx
Submitted 1 year ago

This is not my idea of remixing

If your looking for the 90's era Bad Boy or So So Def era remixing this does not look like this is it .

Response from Customer Service:

Hello,
This is a lesson in modern remixing from a beginners standpoint. Anyone looking to understand and dive into remixing can learn a lot from the techniques provided in these videos regardless of taste in music or preference for genre. This is about learning to remix on a broad level independent of individual taste.
I hope you give the videos another look and apply them to your own preferred style of music!

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JerryLive
Submitted 2 years ago

Just Great !

Turned a great vocal and rhythm guitar into a great remix. Did it without spending hours on tiny details no one can hear. Excellent...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Game Designer, Ableton Live, Mixcraft


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SRangel
Submitted 2 years ago

Great insight!

Learned more than I thought I would. Lots of ideas to try out!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live


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TOMMYTOMATOE
Submitted 2 years ago

WOW! I'm not a fan of dance music but KENNY has really made me a fan of,( at least), this tune.

T am just awed!

I am a: Musician


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PhilStuttard
Submitted 3 years ago

Amazing

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

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer


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Darryl
Submitted 3 years 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!

I am a: Producer, Professional, Musician


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Peter KS
Submitted 5 months ago

Full of great ideas

Really teaches you how to create dynamics and interest in a song. Start with a vocal, speed it up and give it a completely different vibe.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

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DJsgtD
Submitted 1 year ago

Less than expected

I was excited about the video series especially being that I use Pro Tools. But then switching to Reaper and Reasons, I am retired military and can't afford to drop the money for two more DAW's just to complete the project here. Being that I am still. new to everything, once we leave Pro Tools have no clue. If you do not have all 3 DAW's this video will waste your time.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Ableton Live, Pro Tools

Response from :

Hi and thank you for your review.
As you make your way through the rest of the videos you will see that the lessons can be applied to all DAW's and are not specific to the software the author uses.
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Tony Traxx
Submitted 1 year ago

This is not my idea of remixing

If your looking for the 90's era Bad Boy or So So Def era remixing this does not look like this is it .

Response from Customer Service:

Hello,
This is a lesson in modern remixing from a beginners standpoint. Anyone looking to understand and dive into remixing can learn a lot from the techniques provided in these videos regardless of taste in music or preference for genre. This is about learning to remix on a broad level independent of individual taste.
I hope you give the videos another look and apply them to your own preferred style of music!
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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JerryLive
Submitted 2 years ago

Just Great !

Turned a great vocal and rhythm guitar into a great remix. Did it without spending hours on tiny details no one can hear. Excellent...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Game Designer, Ableton Live, Mixcraft

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SRangel
Submitted 2 years ago

Great insight!

Learned more than I thought I would. Lots of ideas to try out!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live

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TOMMYTOMATOE
Submitted 2 years ago

WOW! I'm not a fan of dance music but KENNY has really made me a fan of,( at least), this tune.

T am just awed!

I am a: Musician

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PhilStuttard
Submitted 3 years ago

Amazing

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

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer

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Darryl
Submitted 3 years 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!

I am a: Producer, Professional, Musician

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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
LFO
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Bayside
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
FTSK
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 4.2 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Full of great ideas Really teaches you how to create dynamics and interest in a song. Start with a vocal, speed it up and give it a completely different vibe.
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from This is not my idea of remixing If your looking for the 90's era Bad Boy or So So Def era remixing this does not look like this is it .
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just Great ! Turned a great vocal and rhythm guitar into a great remix. Did it without spending hours on tiny details no one can hear. Excellent...
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great insight! Learned more than I thought I would. Lots of ideas to try out!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from WOW! I'm not a fan of dance music but KENNY has really made me a fan of,( at least), this tune. T am just awed!
Date published: 2017-07-23
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
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Less than expected I was excited about the video series especially being that I use Pro Tools. But then switching to Reaper and Reasons, I am retired military and can't afford to drop the money for two more DAW's just to complete the project here. Being that I am still. new to everything, once we leave Pro Tools have no clue. If you do not have all 3 DAW's this video will waste your time.
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