Remix-Friendly Songs in the Near Future?

Nine Inch Nails aren’t the first band to release their tracks in a remix-friendly digital format. If Umixit had their way, you’d see all kinds of music released this way. Umixit ships song with individual isolated tracks; you get 8 tracks by default but can upgrade to 16. Then you can mix and mash using the Umixit Media Mixer, powered by Cakewalk. (Meaning you need Windows 2000/XP. But why do I have a feeling the Media Mixer doesn’t look a whole lot like SONAR?) According to Umixit, this “allows the average person to share the studio recording experience with an …

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Mad Mashup: Buffalo Gals Girls Cecilia

As Mashup . . . Tuesday continues (gotta work on my alliteration and timing here), we bring you the work of the ever-talented DJ Riko. His latest mashup incorporates: English Folk Dance and Song Society – Buffalo Girls Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia Alanis Morissette – Thank U Malcolm McClaren – Buffalo Gals (a cappella) The Art of Noise – Beat Box (Diversion One) Lemon Jelly – Spacewalk The Art of Noise – Snapshot You had me at Alanis, Riko. (Check out some of his other downloads, too — Riko’s been doing great stuff and getting lots of airplay for …

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Mash-Up William Shatner

A combination of not one, but two William Shatner renditions? (Yes, that William Shatner.) Why — this is more than just mash-up, it's a chance to genetically graft the PERFECT SONG! (via Beatmixed, a great mash-up/DJ blog!) ACIDPlanet.com is holding a contest for users to legally mash-up Shatner's "Ideal Woman" and "Has Been". Now, this could be a little unfair: Shatner's latest album has actually gotten decent reviews (as kitcsh, anyway), and one of these tracks features Ben Folds. (Wait, scratch the last statement — just listened to a track — no, this is still Shatner at his spoken-word worst. …

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Music Mash-Ups Tutorial, Using Free Traktion

paintingbynumbers has a full tutorial on creating mash-ups, remixes that combine two songs. This is a 'beginners' guide' but it's quite intense: author Philip Meehan covers everything from isolating beats to removing vocals via phase cancellation. It's inspiring enough to make me want to mash some of my own tracks. Best of all, the entire tutorial takes advantage of Mackie's Traktion audio editor, which for a limited time is free, as we reported here last month. [Thanks, waxy.org]

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