Mashing Nine Inch Nails in GarageBand; NIN Doesn’t Use Logic

I’ve been playing with the Nine Inch Nails track (reported by many, many sites in the last few days: NIN made their new single available in GarageBand 2.0 format). I have to say, this is a lot of fun. To me, the song sounds better with more tracks muted: the lesson here is, all of us are loading way too much into a mix. (I know, I know, it’s NIN: but listen to just the vocals alone and tell me it’s not a lot more interesting bare?) Trent Reznor suggests he wanted us to be able “to create remixes, experiment, …

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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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Doctor Who Theme, Remixed and Roasted

Difficult as it may be for Americans to 'get', the Doctor Who theme is one of the most significant electronic music pieces of all time and a cultural icon to the Brits. So, why not mess with it? whomix is a site entirely devoted to remixing the theme The composer for the new show says he thinks the bridge sounds just like Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas"? (Um, far be it from me to split hairs, Murray, but wouldn't that be Band Aid sounds like Doctor Who, not the other way round?) Bill Bailey has an infamous (and …

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