One of my favourite blogs – DJ TechTools is getting better almost every day 🙂
“Swimming to the top of todays hyper-crowded pool of talented Djs can be a menacing task. Everyones grandma is now djing with auto beat matching software and music blogs are serving up endless supplies of hot tracks that everyone has within a few weeks. In this increasingly level playing field, one of the best ways to set yourself apart from the crowd is to produce custom edits and remixes of popular tracks. You are probably wondering how that might be possible without acapellas or stems (parts of a song). In this article we are going to look at one way to extract stems from a finished song you already have and use those stems to create a custom remix.”
The article / tutorials covers: making your own stems, learning about frequency ranges, EQing, EQing, EQing… and using scalpel 😉 The final result is a quick remix of famous Snap‘s – “Rhythm is a Dancer” tune with a touch of Sander van Doorn‘s – “Back by any demand”.
The Ableton project is also available so you have a chance to analyze everything 🙂
More info: Dj TechTools – Remixing without stems