PRODUCTION FOR REMIX
Music remixing is all about song selection, editing the arrangement of the song, applying new rhythms, tunes and harmonies, using the available musical hardware and softwares. It involves re-interpreting a song that already exists.
When it comes to making remix of old or existing songs, one will often find themselves just looking at their DAW thinking about the numerous combinations that can be done. All this can be quite overwhelming. The whole point of making a remix is to set it apart from the original version. Altering an already existing song by changing and/or removing pieces of the song, adding beats and tunes is what a remix is all about.
Remixing became prevalent with the availability of well equipped home computers having audio capabilities. It is now possible to create your own albums by cutting sounds from other music. The beauty about remixing is that it is not limited to a particular genre. Infact you can mix songs/beats from different genres to create an impressive remix.
Remixes have made their way in electronic music, contemporary dance music, Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, and other musical circuits. Remixing a particular song, gives it a chance to appeal to different genres and is often used at various dance venues. It all depends on how you decide to remix the song and arrange the verses/beats to appeal to the audience.
You have to work on your remixing skills to transform your rough ideas and compositions into dance floor hits which make you want to tap your feet and are pleasing to the ears.
- The resources you would need is a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for editing the music, VST plugins for creating new sounds.
- The next step is selecting the right song to remix. You would most likely pick a song that you already like and which you feel would sound better with some sounds added/deleted. An important aspect to keep in mind while picking a song is to ensure that the song has room for work to be done. You cannot deconstruct a song by simply forcing beats or deleting or adding tunes abruptly. This will not give the final remixed product a good finish.
- After selecting the song you would like to remix, listen to it more than once and let the rhythm and melody sink in. While doing so, you may hear sections of the song which would sound better with a different melody to match the vocals. This process can be time consuming in the beginning as it requires a lot of practice. You might not get a lot of ideas immediately, but that’s alright.
- At times, in order to get inspired and get your creative process flowing, listening to other remixes is a good idea. Listen to remixes of the same song you’re working on. The aim is to get inspired, make sure you don’t end up copying the same or even being slightly similar.
- While you are choosing which part of the song you want to cut, be it the intro or chorus or any other part, keep in mind that you are working with the song and not against the song. It’s not wise to completely change the original track without any trace of the actual track. Remixing a song does not mean deconstructing the song completely. Sometimes just adding a little brings a lot of change to the track. You will often come across artists who have just changed the drums and bassline, but the vibe of the song is still intact.
- One can use some filters and phasers to create a transitional effect or use drum and synth sounds, use distortions for bass sounds, add vocals and more. The possibilities are endless.
- Another aspect of remix is collaboration with other people. This helps you learn from them and also come up with better ideas for remixing.
Remixing is not just simply removing a part of the song and replacing it with some catchy beats and/or vocals. At Beatpro Music Production Institute, you will be trained to recognise sounds and how well they go along/merge with other rhythms. The course at Beatpro will equip you to remix songs wherein you can change the feel and style of the song by altering certain sections of the song, changing the melodies and adding various elements to it. All the technical aspects that is involved in remixing will be taught to you under expert guidance. The working of DAW, deconstructing a song, cutting loops, changing the tempo, trying out the various effects available in your DAW software, working with filters, phasers, reverbs, frequency modulation and much more, all will be covered in the course at Beatpro Institute.
Rs 38,000/- only
16 sessions (2 months)