I know live seems like the preferred software for remixes, but i’d like to know if any of you remix tracks exclusively in renoise. seems like it’d have a more chopped texture to it, and thats what i’m going for.
Is there a methodology anyone can recommend? I have tracks i want to remix but i just upload them and have know idea where to start.
This reply was posted a few weeks ago, outlining a decent way to get going.
The “long audio track” would be the song you are trying to remix, with the correct BPM / number of patterns set, and the song playing through it. You can see a variation of this technique in action in this YouTube video of a snoop dog remix:
I’ve “completed” one remix in Renoise… my second Renoise release actually… a breakcore inspired remix of Prodigy’s Firestarter. Though horrendously mastered, with tin can vocals, it has a very chopped texture. Basically, apart from taking a few weeks to separate vocals from the original song using a variety of methods, I basically just synced the Renoise time to the original track through trial and error, chopped the beats up into individual slices, and started sequencing the chunks monophonically, with the extracted vocals and sound effects on different tracks.
I’ve done a couple of remixes in Renoise. I almost always use the voice-track as the base for the remix. Sometimes it’s harder if I don’t really like the melody or if the voice doesn’t appeal to me - then I have to be creative - write a new melody around it or chop the song up to something more interesting. A remix should imho always have something extra or interesting to it, if I can’t come up with a good idea to justify the remix itself, then I’m probably better off remixing something else, or it would take the fun out of it.