It’s 11:00 PM, you’ve been stressing your mind all day every day for weeks trying to come up with an idea for a new song, you take a sip of your 24oz MonsterEnergyTM can. Hold up! Don’t close that FL Studio DAW yet! Plug in that external sound card and slip those Technics RPDH-1200s back on, you’re about to learn how to remix with a DAW.
Remixing is a vital component of being a successful FL Studio producer or DJ!
Set your sample rate on the computer to 192000, now exit out of FL Studio and open it again, set your FL Studio sample rate to 192000, and set your Asio4All buffer rate to 64, you will want the HIGHEST hearing quality possible in order to hear every single detail.
Obtain a lossless version of the song you want to remix, make sure this lossless version comes directly from the producer himself because burning lossy into lossless formats will still sound like the lossy version that you would hear on iTunes.
Open Edison, then load up the song you wish to remix, when this is loaded, change the bit to 32 and the sample rate to 192000. Detect BPM if you want to, now drag the song onto the playlist.
Start changing the bpm to where the kicks and claps are synced to the Beat Grid. The reason for this is that the track is easier to remix due to the fact that kicks and claps will be able to be synced when dragging clips around.
Once you’ve done that, start resizing clips to where certain samples play at certain times. Your song should start looking like this.
Start making sure that Kicks and Claps are going back and forth, like the genre that you’re making your song into, for example:
- BPM140, Genre: Dubstep
- Kick Bar1 Clap Bar13 Kick Bar17
- Kick Bar20 Kick Bar23 Clap Bar25
- BPM120, Genre: House
- Kick Bar1 Clap Bar5 Kick Bar9 Clap Bar13
That’s an example of Beat Matching, and Beat Gridding at the same time.
Now that you’ve ordered your clips to the track, you need to compress it. Go into your mixer, click on master, and open the fruity compressor, now compress it to where it sounds best, now start listening to it through different sources, different volumes, etc. Because if it doesn’t sound right on one, it isn’t mixed right and you need to compress it again.
Add in the info and include the original author’s name in the credits, and load it up on music distributing websites, such as Bandcamp.