We’ve discovered a list of fantastic Remixing Tips. There have got to be a few you haven’t thought of yourself. Here’s a little taste of the list–but no details! Be sure to grab the link below to get the goods and Rock & Remix On!
Making a remix or bootleg is always different from an original. Sometimes it can be easier because the ideas already exist, and other times it can be more difficult. Just like an original, it’s hard to know where to start. You sit down at your DAW with endless possibilities and combinations of sounds in front of you. It’s overwhelming. Whether you’re remixing a song for a competition, have been contracted an official remix for a release, or cooking up a cheeky bootleg of a popular song, these tips are for you. Read on and get inspired!
Here’s a taster from the list but be sure to head over to EDMProd for the juicy details. Tons of great content there for EDM artists, composers and producers.
1. Pick the Right Song
2. Listen for the Gaps
3. Form a Game Plan
4. Listen to Other Remixes
5. Cut and Choose Your Material (Bootlegs)
6. Work WITH the Material
7. Arrangement ASAP
8. Feature Parts from the Artist’s Other Songs
9. Keep it Similar
10. Use Parts of the Original Track
11. Process and Mangle Stems
12. Treat it as an Original
13. Create Your Own Melody
15. Keep the Original Breakdown
16. Use What’s Needed
17. Train Your Ears
18. Create and Add a Musical Signature
19. Add a Second Hook
20. Make an Alternative Mix
21. Ask for a Deadline
Wrapping it Up – This isn’t a all encompassing guide to remixing, it’s simply a collection of tips that I and others use. Remixes should be enjoyable, they shouldn’t take months, and you should aim to be creative. Next time you do a remix, why not use a few of these tips?