My name is Lars Kischkel and I’m a member of the Pro Audio Team at Avid. In these next 7 episodes of Master the Art of Music Creation we will take a look at producing a remix of an existing song using Pro Tools, here in my studio in Cologne, Germany.
In this episode, Preparation for a Remix, we will be using the song ‘Words to Say’ from the South African band The Arrows. You may remember the song when it was featured in the From Creation to Final Mix series. In that series, producer Fab Dupont worked with the band to take their demo to the point where the track was ready to mix. The Pro Tools session file of ‘Words to Say’, that I use to produce the remix, is available for you to download from the web site.
Let’s dive into this episode where we use the drum and vocal tracks from the session file to create the remix. We will prepare the new Pro Tools remix session from the existing Pro Tools session file of the track by The Arrows.
To learn more about the production of ‘Words to Say’ watch the 6-part video series, From Creation to Final Mix, featuring music producer Fab Dupont and The Arrows. In addition to learning about the creative process, you can download the tracks to try creating your own remix.