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When The World Is Running Down [Sep. 8th, 2008|07:49 pm]
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I noticed that there was a nice section in the Police track "When The World Is Running Down" where it breaks down to just drums and bass, so my thought was it would be great for a dub edit. Apparently I wasn't the first, but that version is pretty cheesy and not that well done... I didn't really agonize over this one, but it has more the feeling I was after...


[User Picture]From: calmdahn
2008-09-09 02:13 am (UTC)
I have a huge favor to ask you. I want to learn how to use ableton to do exactly this kind of thing. Could you possibly zip and email me all the files you used including the ableton live set so I can kind of reverse engineer the thing and get an idea for how it works?

That is, assuming you used ableton...
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2008-09-09 02:24 am (UTC)

It's not that complicated. I put warp markers in the original track, and then to loop different sections, I set the track slot to loop, copied it to different slots, and changed where it loops.

The only semi-tricky thing I did is that in the places where the chorus starts the "when the ..." comes before the downbeat. Once I'd sequenced the track live, I went into the arrangement view, and dragged the start of the audio chunk left over the last beat of the previous bar.

You may not have the effects I used -- blue tubes compressors and EQ, and the Waves L3 Maximizer on the master channel, audiodamage dubstation16 on the first effects send. But if you care to do more than look at the track you can substitute Live effects, or replace them with whatever VST plugs you have installed.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2008-09-09 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the electric piano part requires Kontakt 3 and the Kontakt 3 library ;-)
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[User Picture]From: hypnotyza
2008-09-09 07:43 pm (UTC)
nice one. could very easily work in any number of my sets. permission to (ab)use this track?
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2008-09-09 08:15 pm (UTC)
sure, if permission is needed. I'd need to get permission from The Police in order to have any rights over the recording anyway.

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[User Picture]From: hypnotyza
2008-09-09 09:09 pm (UTC)

no wire hangers, EVAR!!

nah, i get it. just didn't want to use it if you were unhappy with it or it was unfinished or something. frank and i trade edits or samples or tracks all the time, and i just got in the habit of asking him "mind if i use it?"

watch me call him out here...

he got all "mommie dearest" on me b/c we used the same audion track in different mixes. ;-)
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