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The Technique range of tutorials are aimed at producers who want to understand the theory and practical application of music production in general. This range includes tutorials on the theory and practice of different forms of synthesis through to mixing and mastering and remixing.

This course focuses on the methods and production techniques behind writing, engineering and producing a professional remix for club and radio airplay. Here, we introduce yet another first for music production tutorials by remixing a top-selling commercial music track. Throughout this tutorial, we remix a top 40 commercial hit from start to finish – a track our production company was previously requested to remix for promotional purposes and have kindly been given permission to once again access the original multi-track files for the purpose of this tutorial.

Recorded over a period of a week, the DVD runs through the creation of a professional remix from a blank sequencer to the final arrangement and has been edited and split into sessions divulging the vital topics you should consider when remixing. These include aspects such as considering the original direction, what record companies want, the market, what to listen out for, key signatures, transcribing structures, tuning, time-stretching, pitching, the manipulation and re-interpretation of motifs, maintaining feel, drum timbres, bass conception and execution, leads, audio manipulation, vocal editing, processing, effects and remixing arrangement techniques.

In addition, we also discuss how to start remixing and the tricky subject of copyright and remixing fees. And all in the detail and real-world application you’ve come to expect from us at Dance Music Production. This tutorial also includes project files and MIDI (but does not include the original commercial multi-tracks).

Its really refreshing to see a no-nonsense approach to remixing. Just brilliant!

 Runtime: Over 6 Hours

 Dual DVD Content:

An introduction to the DVD
Session 01: Remxing 101:
In this first session, we discuss the starting points of remixing and the challenges you’re likely to meet.
Session 02: Remix Formats: 
Here we examine the different formats you can expect to receive from a record company.
Session 03: Tempo & Transcribing: 
For this session we examine time stretching, tempo and transcribing the original instruments into MIDI.
Session 04: The Kick: 
Here we begin to structure the basic kick drum for the remix
Session 05: Generating Ideas: 
Here we come up with some ideas for the remix and discuss how you consider the parts when remixing.
Session 06: Programming Drums: 
With the ideas down, we begin to remix by programming the drum rhythm for the track
Session 07: The Bass Groove: 
We further augment the rhythm by adding a bass groove to the mix..
Session 08: Lead Synthesis: 
For this session we begin to program and synthesize the lead instruments for the remix..
Session 09 - 13: Arranging & Vocal Processing: 
For these five sessions, we arrange the remix and begin to process the vocals from the original.
Session 10: Remxing Notes: 
Here, we discuss how to begin remixing and the payments involved.

The track being remixed just happens to be a guilty pleasure of mine, its a fantastic opportunity to watch it being remixed from beginning to end.

Price: £29.95

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What is Dance Music Production?

Established in 2003, DMP is an established studio and ghost production facility for international artists and DJ's, specialising online in tutorial videos. It is also home of the "Dance Music Manual", the critically acclaimed textbook on the production of electronic music published by Focal Press.



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132 – 134 Great Ancoats Street


M4 6DE

Tel:0844 361090