background preloader

Audio Editing

Facebook Twitter

21 Effective Tips for Making Remixes. Making a remix or bootleg is always different from an original. Sometimes it can be easier because the ideas already exist, and other times it can be more difficult. Just like an original, it’s hard to know where to start. You sit down at your DAW with endless possibilities and combinations of sounds in front of you. It’s overwhelming. Whether you’re remixing a song for a competition, have been contracted an official remix for a release, or cooking up a cheeky bootleg of a popular song, these tips are for you. 1. Pick a song that you think would benefit from a remix. Note: this also applies when being asked to do remixes. 2. After choosing a song to remix, take a good listen to the original and write down any ideas that come to mind while doing so.

This takes a bit of practice, and you might not come across any ideas. 3. Having a general plan that you can refer back to when stuck in a rut is invaluable. Before starting a remix, why not do a bit of brainstorming? The result? 4. 5. 6. 7. FL Studio 10 - How to remix a song. Connect Any External Microphone to your iPhone with a Powered USB Hub. An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things. How to read a spectrogram - Rob Hagiwara. Welcome to the Monthly Mystery Spectrogram webzone. These pages are Rob Hagiwara's professional web-space. For personal musings, please see Rob's blog. This is the How To page of the mystery spectrogram webzone. Contents for this page: How do I read a spectrogram? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice! First, read the chapter on acoustic analysis in Ladefoged's A Course in Phonetics, or better yet take a course based on Ladefoged's Elements of Acoustic Phonetics or Johnson's Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics.

The goal of this page is to provide just enough basic information for the novice to begin, perhaps with some guidance, the process of decoding the monthly mystery spectrogram. I really recommend that beginners find someone to discuss spectrographic issues with. Please note: My style sheet calls for this page to be rendered in either Victor Gaultney's Gentium font, or in SIL's SILDoulosIPAUnicode.

So what is a spectrogram anyway? Sources and filters Figure 3. Gram Schmalz » Encoding Images as Sound & Decoding via Spectrogram. Encoding Images as Sound & Decoding via Spectrogram by Gram Schmalz Introduction to spectrograms and sonic bitmap encoding Are you a circuit confident exploratory encoder, Aphex Twin fan, or a keen electro acoustic busybody? Have you ever wanted to turn images into sound, and then back into images? A few years ago, I created an installation call Signal + Noise, which explored the splintered nature of contemporary experience through the visceral lived moment, and the digital document.

Here is one of the time-space documents created by the installation: So, we want to make a sound image that is viewable on a spectrogram. Now consider a bitmap image: a series of squares arranged in a grid with different values for each square. (if you are working on a specific project which requires colour images to be stored or transmitted in sonic formats, I recommend doing some research on Slow-scan television, a technique popularized by ham radio operators to transmit images back and forth. Spectrograms: Music Production 101: The 4 Basic Steps to Recording a Song. Liking the content so far? The world of music has changed. Decades ago, if you were a musician, and you wanted to record an album… You and your band played your asses off in bars and clubs every night… And prayed that some big-shot producer in the audience who would impressed enough to give you a shot.

But not anymore. Today, the trend in music production is shifting more and more toward home studios. Great music is being produced all the time in bedrooms, garages, and basements by normal folks like you and me… Often with little more than a computer, a USB mic, and some headphones. Record a song, post it online, watch it go viral..and you’re famous overnight. While it’s not that EASY, it is that SIMPLE. But before any of that can happen, you must first know the process of how music actually is recorded. And so in today’s post, I break it down for you in 4 steps…from start to finish. Let’s begin… Step 1: The Recording Process In the earliest days of the music recording… This offers two BIG advantages: