Get a brief welcome and explanation of the aims of the series.
The first part of a stem by stem breakdown of the original artists remix pack.
A continued breakdown of the stems from the original mix of “I Dare”.
Learn tips and tactics to organize and prepare the stems before beginning your remix.
See how taking a quick EQ sweep of the stems can save a lot of time by cleaning up errant and renegade frequencies in the stems.
Shifting tempos for remixing is quite common but can be confounding and frustrating if you don’t know how to adjust the stems cleanly. Here we’ll discuss Logic’s Flex audio feature.
Here we dive into the details about how to choose one of Flex’s various algorithms that are most appropriate for a given stem.
Get a continued detailed look into the differing Flex choices available, and which is best to use on a per stem basis.
A quick overview on the technical difference between “MIDI” and “Audio” stems.
Get a detailed breakdown of the characteristics, uses, and strengths and weaknesses between MIDI and Audio.
A continued exploration of the possible uses of audio vs. MIDI including when and where to use or not use one or the other.
Let’s get going now! Given all the prep work we’ve done, let’s now get creative and start brining out unique flair to this remix including new sounds, new grooves, and deciding a direction.
Here we’re continuing to build the track including early arrangement ideas, placement of stems, and creating the almighty loop.
Gain valuable tips and tricks about EQ, routing, compression, and building the arrangement into the breakdown.
Changing gears we’re now going to analyze the stems to figure what chords and scales comprise the tune, and ways to edit them to ensure your song functions harmonically.
Gain an understanding the commonality of triadic harmony and how that level of music theory will help you navigate remixes harmonically.
Now we go from a simple major scale to the triads that derive from it. Then we create and analyze a chord progression based on that scale and its chords.
Explore different ways to add your own new and original elements to your remix including vocal chops, prelaps, reverse reverb, new MIDI data, and new synth elements.
A continued exploration of possible new original elements including glitching tricks, counter melodies, and automations.
Here we’ll open up Ableton Live for a visual representation of a smooth and well phrased DJ mix. Additionally we’ll discuss why these transitions worked and the importance of your remix meeting a DJ’s needs.
Now look at the final remix of “I Dare” and examine the arrangement decisions made to ensure a DJ can mix your tune.
Here we’ll go through the final remix top to tail analyzing everything from arrangement decisions, phrasing, building the track, the breakdown, transitional edits, and final tweaks.
A continued analysis of the final remix coming out of the breakdown and into the last drop. Additionally we summarize what we’ve talked about and turn you loose to make some noise!
DJ / EDM Producer Chris Herrera delivers a stunning series on how to remix a vocal based EDM track from start to finish. Chris has included the session from the series plus 5 bonus EDM track stem sets for you to experiment with and practice remixing!
Chris begins by analyzing the song to be remixed, then methodically goes down the line, covering everything from organizing, editing and retiming vocals, and when to use audio vs MIDI tracks.
He then get into ways to come up with new parts that give a track new life, as well as making DJ friendly versions out of your masterpiece.
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for detailed info. If you are into remixing, or have no idea how to start with a remix, this series is a must see. Watch “Remixing Vocal EDM” today!
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