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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eiffel 65 – Blue (Gabry Ponte Electro Remix)

"Remixes show up in nearly all styles. In the pop world, it is usually a functional thing rather than an expressive one - converting pop or rock tunes to be club-ready. The important thing, whether in dub reggae, hiphop remixes, house remixes of pop tunes, or whatever, is that the remixer adds their own personal touch to the track - bringing some important elements of the original, while adding their own recognizable style.  A big stage in a remix is cutting loops, wich is actually a fairly simple process. First, listen to your file, and identify the sections you'd like to cut. Then, select the phrase you'd like in your audio editing software, making sure to grab complete measures. A way to test your cut is to loop playback on the selection. If it sounds jumpy at the loop point, you may be selecting too much, or too little. Watch out for loops that include reverb tails or cymbal crashes, since these will often extend past the end of a phrase. Making sure your loops are cut precisely will make tempo correction within your looping software more accurate.

In programs like Sonar and Acid, which use nearly the same correction methods, this is imperative. If you are using Ableton Live, you can work very easily with completely raw samples, and eliminate some of this. Ableton is easily the most flexible looping software on the market. It allows for many different types of granular-based pitch and time correction, variable start and loop points, and an easy graphic interface for time correction. Time correction is achieved by either specifying the BPM of the loop (often detected automatically), or by inserting markers in the loop inspection window, to indicate where each beat falls. All of this will accomplish the same result as cutting and looping, while still preserving the original file. You can also take this time to do some processing on your loops. If you only have the full mixdown, you can bring out vocals or individual instruments somewhat with EQ. Keep in mind that there is no way to completely isolate a single instrument or voice after a mixdown. For example, you can lighten up the lower register (kick, toms) and basslines by rolling off the low end. This will keep things from getting muddy, if you use the vocals from that loop over a new bassline, or new drums. Acapellas is the word for best vocal cuts.

In a remix, it's possible to change the style, feel, even the emotional meaning of the track by changing the context of sections, reharmonizing melodies, adding additional elements, etc. Though the remixer has a foundation of existing material to build on, they are not restrained in any way. You're free to take that foundation, shift it around, and make it the roof!" Article source: - Magazin online cu adidasi, haine si accesorii

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