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The Remix Manual is a step-by-step guide that will bring you through the entire process of making your own professional-quality remixes. Whether you're a professional DJ or producer, or are just beginning to mix tracks, with this book, you can, turn a soulful ballad into a hit dance track, or make any Billboard hit your own. The Remix Manual covers creative processes, technical, legal, and contractual issues, a remix "walk-through," and useful contacts and links. While technical aspects are explained in depth, you also get a pros advice on how to produce outstanding tracks by being aware of the original's message, style and emotion. A working musician and remixer, Simon Langford provides up-to-the-minute information on all aspects of the remix, from the latest software tips and tricks to timeless artistic advice. The creative side of remixing is explored from all angles, as a wide variety of industry insiders weigh in on key issues in exclusive interviews and quotes. The companion website provides source files that illustrate all stages of the remix, plus demo versions of the hottest mixing software.
About the Author
Simon Langford, is a professional music producer and remixer, with close to ten years of experience. He has worked on over 300 remixes, and has had tracks of his own in the UK National Top 20 Singles Chart and the US Billboard Dance Chart. He has written a series of articles for Sound on Sound magazine on remixing.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Chapter 1 - The History of Remixing Chapter 2 - Being a Remixer Chapter 3 - Choosing Your Style Chapter 4 - Key, Chords and Melodies Chapter 5 - Tempo, Groove and Feel Chapter 6 - Arrangement Chapter 7 - Anatomy of a Remix Chapter 8 - A Remixer's Insight Section 2 Chapter 9 - Studio Equipmentand Environment Chapter 10 - Sound Design: Introduction Chapter 11 - Sound Design: Rhythmic and Percussive Sounds Chapter 12 - Sound Design: Melodic Sounds Chapter 13 - Time Design: Time-Stretching Chapter 14 - Time Design: Beat-Mapping and Recycling Chapter 15 - Time Design: When All Else Fails Chapter 16 - Mixing: Introduction Chapter 17 - Mixing: EQ and Dynamic Effects Chapter 18 - Mixing: Time Domain and Modulation Effects Chapter 19 - Mixing: Other Effects Chapter 20 - Mastering Section 3 Chapter 21 - Remix Walkthrough: First steps Chapter 22 - Remix Walkthrough: Working on the details Chapter 23 - Remix Walkthrough: Fine Tuning Chapter 24 - Remix Walkthrough: Finishing up Section 4 Chapter 25 - Promotion Chapter 26 - Management and Representation Chapter 27 - The Importance of the DJ Chapter 28 - Legal and Contracts