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Remixing Vocal EDM

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23 Videos | Length: 2hr 42min 2sec
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    Introduction

    Get a brief welcome and explanation of the aims of the series.

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    I Dare Stem Pack Pt. 1

    The first part of a stem by stem breakdown of the original artists remix pack.

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    I Dare Stem Pack Pt. 2

    A continued breakdown of the stems from the original mix of “I Dare”.

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    Organization

    Learn tips and tactics to organize and prepare the stems before beginning your remix.

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    EQ Clean Up

    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.

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    Intro to Flex

    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.

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    Flex Algorithms Pt. 1

    Here we dive into the details about how to choose one of Flex’s various algorithms that are most appropriate for a given stem.

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    Flex Algorithms Pt. 2

    Get a continued detailed look into the differing Flex choices available, and which is best to use on a per stem basis.

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    MIDI vs. Audio Intro

    A quick overview on the technical difference between “MIDI” and “Audio” stems.

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    MIDI vs. Audio Examples Pt. 1

    Get a detailed breakdown of the characteristics, uses, and strengths and weaknesses between MIDI and Audio.

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    MIDI vs. Audio Examples Pt. 2

    A continued exploration of the possible uses of audio vs. MIDI including when and where to use or not use one or the other.

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    Remix Session Pt. 1

    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.

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    Remix Session Pt. 2

    Here we’re continuing to build the track including early arrangement ideas, placement of stems, and creating the almighty loop.

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    Remix Session Pt. 3

    Gain valuable tips and tricks about EQ, routing, compression, and building the arrangement into the breakdown.

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    What Key Am I In? Pt. 1

    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.

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    What Key Am I In? Pt. 2

    Gain an understanding the commonality of triadic harmony and how that level of music theory will help you navigate remixes harmonically.

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    What Key Am I In? Pt. 3

    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.

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    Writing New Parts Pt. 1

    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.

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    Writing New Parts Pt. 2

    A continued exploration of possible new original elements including glitching tricks, counter melodies, and automations.

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    DJ Friendly Arrangement Pt. 1

    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.

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    DJ Friendly Arrangement Pt. 2

    Now look at the final remix of “I Dare” and examine the arrangement decisions made to ensure a DJ can mix your tune.

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    Final Remix Pt. 1

    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.

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    Final Remix Pt. 2

    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!

Product Overview


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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Remixing Vocal EDM is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from better than YouTube very helpful learning very fast and new techniques
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great tips This course is pack with tips on how to incorporate vocals in the mix, it also gives you pointers on transitions and effects to keep your songs interesting.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great smart tutorial I am more into funky house with real live instruments, but the way this guy explain his process and tricks is worth watching more than once. Great job and please make more tutorials like this. I watched both and I am ready for more.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great tips great video for an intro to Remix, with lots of advice on how to create a top quality remix
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from interesting video good video, good quality, good explanation, sum is good
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Instruction It moves at a great pace. Easy to understand. I got a lot out of this and thouroghly enjoyed the presentation and the track was bomb!!!
Date published: 2017-01-08
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