The concept of remixing beats is something that emerged from the disco era of the 1970’s and slowly evolved into something that’s virtually become standard for any type of dance-oriented music. While copyright issues can sometimes be part of the broader picture for recording artists that create remixes, the average person won’t have to worry about such issues as long as they don’t attempt to market it.
So in order to have a mix that your friends would love to hear or would work great at a party, listed below are some tips on making sure that the beat that’s derived from all that work is one that sets itself above any others.
The most obvious component in this equation is to have quality software to work with, since the task becomes much easier. Depending on how much money you have available, you can something as inexpensive as free of charge to one that costs around $500, though in reality, unless you’re performing this (which brings back the copyright concerns), you should be able to use free software like Audacity.
Most software is capable of removing vocals, which aids the process, but you still have to choose the right tracks for the ultimate remix. Next comes sounds that you’ve created on your own before loops then need to be cut.
During this process, it’s a good idea to listen to remixes that you like. That will allow you to not only get an idea of what to listen for, but it also might provide inspiration about how you want to purse the beat remix.
Also make sure to collect more beats than you’ll need, since it offers flexibility when making a final choice. Of course, that doesn’t mean that every beat you hear should be thrown in; it’s merely an opportunity to choose the best of the best when it comes to available options.
For those more musically inclined, it helps to try and create a unique melody that helps put your stamp on the project. One way is to remake a melody, which is something that’s easier to accomplish when it becomes part of a daily routine.
Some individuals do better when they find time to collaborate with a like-minded person, since it offers the opportunity to merge viewpoints that can coalesce into tracks worth listening to over and over.
Just by definition, unless the remixed beat that eventually emerges from whichever of the contexts above is a blatant copy, it’s a unique interpretation. However, there’s no reason not to use these tips, since the ultimate goal is to make a true impact through the beat.