1. Choose the right project based on your objectivesPreparing for DJ Set?
Uploading on YouTube for exposure?
Taking part in competition?
Commissioned by the artist?
Learning a new genre?
2. Choose the right genre based on your projectCan the original BPM fit the chosen genre?
Has the track been mixed in the genre too many times?
3. Obtain and prepare the stems or base material for your projectAre the stems available or do you need to bootleg?
What VST can perform vocal extraction?
Can the stems be warped easily?
How to warp vocal stems that have no beats?
4. Plan your structure, dynamics, sounds based on the genreWhat is your reference track?
How should the track begin and end?
What should it do in the middle?
What are the key sounds, instruments, samples to use?
5. Build the grooveWhat would a good track in this genre sound like?
What are the key parts of the original that you want to keep / highlight?
6. Add your personal touchYour own riff?
Your own samples?
Your own use of effects?
7. Check against your reference regularlyIs the balance right?
Is the feel right?
Do you have trusted collaborators who can give feedback?
We'll be going through these steps and building remixes hands on during our class on remixing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out about our next class.