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Producing Electronic Music with Logic Pro

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Segment 13 - Remixing a Drum and Bass Song - Time Stretching

Ed Solo

Producing Electronic Music with Logic Pro

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13. Segment 13 - Remixing a Drum and Bass Song - Time Stretching

Lesson Info

Segment 13 - Remixing a Drum and Bass Song - Time Stretching

Guys so I've got a tune here that I have done a remix off I'm going tio recreated again from scratch from just memory and notes start to finish so you can see how I do the whole process from the beginning to the end. So here we have the tracking question here the stems ihsaa reggae tune by a ban tickle kingfisher from australia I'll give you guys a quick play wait, wait so they basically give me their different stem, so could you go through what they've given me it's up here we have ah drunk under that we have some hats way have timbering base, I think it's piano on some vocal man standing in my way today and some backing book and nowhere today on if you have a bits and pieces sometimes ideo remixes, I don't have all the parts, I just have one whole tune, so at the end of this segment I'll show you some tips and tricks of how tio how to do that in a good way if you haven't got their separate parts that you know, so do we mixed track, so I put the stems enough, it'll come up color coded...

in the original track is at one hundred fifty six bpm, which I've written a top here because I'm going to going back and forth between the tempos so the first thing I need to do is tio probably get this to the drum and basically that I'm going to work in that she's going to be one hundred seventy five ppm so I do a combination of things some some things at times church other things I cut up because I want to preserve the best quality I can so vocal for instance I'm going time stretch it's going to show you guys how I do that uh roberton messing about with the original files so I like to do is bounce off its eye needs and in times church then so I could always refer back to my original files if I need to so let's start with the vocal going solo both parts of the vocal so this first but it's going to be the chorus this one man standing in my way today in my way today but when I looked without the arson in a different way I see that man is may there's one man standing it so I'm going to younger I'm going to bounce this offers a separate file so I do that by my master down here a little bounce button click on that I get choice of ah file for matter one is aware of sixteen it's fine for me for four point one I'm going to it's cool it's like the checks called looking glass so I'll say l g c hate ours for chorus operas bounce you notice here I've got a thing that says add to all your bean I keep that ticked about sit and also it bounces isn't gonna bounce. What I've got highlighted at the top here. So this is the section that is going to bounce so just bounced. That might be I've got my old job in on the right with the latest thing down the bottom. Sit down the bottom here is the thing I just bounced which is the lg course for doubleclick. This here it is so now this is a separate file. This one man standing in my way today in my way today. But when I look so this is currently at so it was a one hundred, one hundred fifty six b p m and I want to change it to one seven, five so I'll do that is up here on the factory. I've got time and pitch machine so I click on this many thing on the air here is tempo also likely put puts in the original temple at the projects that which is one hundred fifty six. This is the original tempo, and here is the destination tempo, so destination temperature one is one hundred and seventy five now at the top here algorithm, we have few different algorithms which is different ways at times just use it I'm gonna keep on version five for the time being sierra ceo that sounds process and paste you know it's done that we're just going to check it this one, men standing in my way today in my way today but when I looked without the us in different what? And that sounds pretty good to me I mean that's moved got quite a few bpm it sounds pretty good if it didn't sound quite as good what I would have done I don't edit undue time and pitch machine on it maybe tried to different algorithm, but as this one is works fine, I'm going to leave it like this so what does it sound like when it sounds bad and what do you say to me and let me quickly go into ccf certainly going here again it is a new time and pitch machine so now it's its original ten power get this one man standing in my way I also you got women did have the hoping highlighted so combined a just highlight a little bit it's not a good time ships that little bit so to land a factory time and pitch machine says choose a different algorithm maybe it's choir beats only for example process and paste and you can see it working down here service says that this one man standing in my way today in my way today but when I looked through that way traffic in here that you can hear kind of it's not quite right is a feeling stuff going on so if I've done that first being like, well, what doesn't sound quite goods edit a new time pitch machine back at my wishing tempo factory timing pitch machine changed two different algorithm a cz we know version five sounding good someone put it back on version five process and paste this one men sent in my way today in my way today but when I looked through another has pre getting the meanest just moves quite a few quite a few bpm uh fifteen year about us about about nineteen b p m I think that's moved in it sounds pretty good to me so I'm going to press be that I'm all you've been likened to choose the other part the vocal and do that separately as well she's over here oh, I want to get the bit before as well so if I, uh okay just before so hold on while I'm fallin story never told senator you and um I it's like a beach section so again I'm going to bounce this piece offset police have highlighted at the top response and this would be a since the bridge section I suppose so which everything said I want it bounce just bounced up b to being up what we have been inside or as I said yesterday, I've also got my my only have been on the super screen set so far for seven of the top here my whole goal been taking up a whole page even where you want to do it really? I mean so now reach down soho double click that again factory time and pitch machine from one five six to one seven five postseason process and paste done that, so hold on while I'm fallin story never told sound way guys done pretty well a case that we have out to local pieces timed up tio temple everyone now the guitar and piano now I could do the same thing with the guitar, the piano but it tends tio not do is a good a job of things that more percussive, so what I do in this situation is I don't actually time stretch so the guitar, for instance, so I've got that section there it's just a bar section in the pan across so it's kind of level on the left in the light on again, I'll bounce this office of separate pop short cuts it bounces were always command be and this would be lg guitar bounce okay and I'll do the same that the piano is well, you know what a piano here I think it is different this is different sections I choose a section I want section actually thing well let me try that instead you try this eight ball is here so come on be a good balance hey case and now these are bounced and they're going to be in my body had been down here but with these I'm not going tio I'm not going to time shift see what I do instead so I want to put them on a new track down here so good so when I leave mike decent unit up here on the label this gt r I said oh that's gonna grab mike it's our part here out of the been dragged out onto the track of mislabeled what I'm going to teo let's zoom the track well I was going to tio I'm going to get my scissors and again from yesterday up here I think it's mrs quickly by putting it on the second we click so now every time I press him on that that there have a good tip you can do here if I want to chop all the way to the end by the same increase mints harper's command and alternate you can click on it it's going to chop all of them across the same amount because it's the same interval quick a quicker way of doing it over to me clicking each bit so that was commanding alternate now because the start of each beer has been chopped from the beginning, if I changed the tempo now so that if I play this at the original tim it's simple it's at the moment now I can change the tempo. So one seven, five stay, stay with it because star has been trump's each time and I haven't done any time stretch in, so I'm not too in the audio, but first let's go back to the ten powers that she's won five six because it wasn't because it's a liar guitar I don't think each part is exactly lined up so they could go through well, that's pretty is pretty good spew n'est ok, but what do you want, tio? So way have a question online ad why are you first bouncing the region? Can't you just save the region in the audio bin and work with it there without bouncing it? Just because I like tio keep the original files? They are so so without messing with the original eso I've still got the old original fathers all still here. I mean, I could go in directly and their times just in the vocal here, but then later on down the line, I'm not going to come back or something, so I would just keep that there bounce out the bits I want in got him. So is really a non destructive way of working. Yeah, I mean, you could be undoes and stuff you can get a bit messy later on down the line if I'm quite far down the line and I think we'll actually want to change something. You know, it's always good to teo about my separate parts. Okay, so let me just quickly do the same thing I done here. If this gets our with the piano, so be from older, even get the piano down here checking here again, I'm going to shot the first one took the next one instead of dropping all of them, commander an alternate banging chops over them in case of thiss my guitar was gonna cover these tio we could get myself kate, uh, got make target piano vocal. Okay, so there the base so I won't go through sometimes such everything. I'm going to time shit because I've done some already, and obviously I've shown you how to do it. I don't waste too much time, so the base have actually already done.

Class Description

Learn the basics of producing electronic music from DJ and producer, Ed Solo. Ed has worked with DJ Fresh, Krafty Kuts and FreakNasty, and in this class he’ll show you how to drop the beat using Logic Pro.

Ed will take you through the essential elements of electronic music and show you how to use Logic's EXS24 sampler and a few other virtual instruments. You’ll learn how to work with Logic Pro’s stock sounds and explore the range of options you already have in your DAW. Ed will teach you proper routing and mixing with eq, compression, and effects. Then he’ll show you how to bring the elements together and produce a complete mix. Ed will also discuss what differentiates the electronic music genres, drum 'n' bass, trap, dubstep, and house — and how to create the sound that make them unique. Ed will also show how many of these techniques can be applied to any DAW, not just Logic Pro.

If you want get your start in electronic music production or just pick up some tricks from an experienced Pro, don’t miss Producing Electronic Music with Logic Pro.

Software used: Logic Pro 9

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Fantastic course. Hands on details from an experienced producer, showing us tons of useful, time saving tips to get real results. I can't get enough of this style of teaching. Thanks Creative Live and Ed Solo!

DJ RootBwoy

This is a great course which covers basics as well as more advanced techniques, and the insight into Ed's workflow is very useful.


Picked up a lot of good information from this class. Ed is very knowledgeable, and takes us through the technique and the thought process of sound production, composition, mixing, and mastering. Towards the end of the course, at times it felt a little disjointed, as the segments switched between different tracks; but the information provided was good, once I got oriented. Would definitely recommend this course.