Tagged: remix

Psychic Realty — Call For Remixes

I thought it would be cool to see what other peo­ple would do with the songs from Psy­chic Realty, so I’ve gone ahead and exported all the stems from (almost) all the tracks and made them avail­able below.

I’ve got a few b-sides that didn’t end up on the main album, and I’m sure you’ve got tons of ideas on how to man­gle my audio, so why not join forces and put out a remix thing? The idea here is : you grab stems and make some magic, I fin­ish up my b-sides, and in a cou­ple months we’ll put some­thing out together on Band­camp.

Rules & Stuff

  • No Rules
    • Seri­ously, I don’t care what you do with the stems. Any genre, any style, any­thing is wel­come. There won’t be any tracks sub­mit­ted that won’t get included in the release.
    • Cov­ers are totally cool too, if that’s your thing. Lyrics are avail­able on the Band­camp page for the album.
  • No Prizes
    • Sorry, I can’t pay you for your remixes, but you retain absolutely full rights for your mix, can do with it what­ever you want. The release on Band­camp will be free, so I won’t be mak­ing money off your hard work. This is 100% for fun.
  • Dead­line
    • I’d like to have this release out this Sum­mer, so the dead­line for sub­mis­sions is June 7th, 2014.
  • Sub­mit­ting
    • You can send me your sub­mis­sion via the form below (or alter­na­tively, here)
    • I’ll also accept mixes via email, WeTrans­fer, Drop­box, etc. Please email me at jeremy [at] sound-and-vision.org
  • For­mat
    • WAV or Aiff, at least 44.1k, 16 bit.
    • Unmas­tered tracks, please. Feel free to send both mas­tered and unmas­tered if you’ve done some mas­ter­ing your­self. The tracks will be get­ting mas­tered all together.
    • Make sure to send your pre­ferred music alias, email, web­site, and a lit­tle bit about your­self so I can give you the stu­pid mad props you deserve once this album comes out.

Stems

Get your stems here. If you want a par­tic­u­lar stem exported dif­fer­ently (less verb, more dis­creet), let me know. I can also export MIDI clips of stuff from the tracks. Tempo and Key info are in the file­names of the files. Stems are avail­able on both Drop­box and Google Drive.

Another Thing Com­ing
https://db.tt/HBVH43w2 / http://goo.gl/gCM1fm

Burn­ing Chrome
https://db.tt/L1fLGtO5 / http://goo.gl/gE6Ggo

Frame of Mind
https://db.tt/ieyWEwHN / http://goo.gl/AnvBVq

Holdon
https://db.tt/phWST77r / http://goo.gl/OcisP4

My Heart As Your Home
https://db.tt/HKMEfn3I / http://goo.gl/4qmBi7

Shine
https://db.tt/R3nZ1IN9 / http://goo.gl/fyZV1j

Some­thing We Can Stand (updated 04/09/2014)
https://db.tt/GCKVPnLP / http://goo.gl/OlMnWV

Thresh­old
https://db.tt/Gqek7EVD / http://goo.gl/hEPQOd

Two As One
https://db.tt/G5YBnVjz / http://goo.gl/ZC5jpd

Sub­mit Your Remix

New Album — In Control

I’m very proud to announce the release of a new full length album, In Con­trol.

In Con­trol is an hour-long seam­less mix of orig­i­nal house-centric dance music. It began life as many dif­fer­ent tracks, pro­duced at dif­fer­ent inter­vals through­out the last 5 years. Ear­lier this year I scoured my projects archive to stem every­thing out for live per­for­mance, and spent a few months prac­tic­ing and tight­en­ing every­thing up. In Con­trol is the cul­mi­na­tion of those efforts.

From a two-hour Live jam ses­sion (Able­ton + Behringer BCR2000 + Nova­tion Launch­pad) I whit­tled and pol­ished and huffed and puffed (my eardrums) until you get what you hear here.

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Mostly house, some­times not. Mostly nice, some­times nasty, this album is avail­able for “free” (pay what you want) over at Band­camp.

You can stream a seam­less ver­sion from Sound­cloud.

Thanks, and happy listening.

Performing with Ableton (Part 1)

I spent the last few months get­ting together a live PA of some of my tracks and recently got around to record­ing some video per­for­mances. This is some­thing I’ve been mean­ing to do for­ever, and even though it was a lot of work, it was def­i­nitely worth it.

Using a method out­lined by Tom Cosm, I exported all my tracks into 8 stems (Kick, Drums, Bass, Synths, Leads, Pads, Vox, FX). I chopped up every­thing into log­i­cal sec­tions and pasted it into Ses­sion view in Live. From there I refined the sec­tions, adding oppor­tu­ni­ties for more live per­for­mance and switch­ing things up on the fly. Some tracks are very free-form in that they can be per­formed how­ever I want at the time. Oth­ers are more rigid and give an oppor­tu­nity to breathe a lit­tle dur­ing the set. It’s def­i­nitely dif­fer­ent than DJing : you have to really pay atten­tion and can’t take a break to chat with peo­ple while you’re play­ing. That’s OK with me.

live set 01a

The Launch­pad obvi­ously takes the helm in terms of launch­ing clips and sec­tions, while I ded­i­cated a Behringer BCR2000 to mix­ing and effects. It’s fully cus­tom map­ping on the Behringer, as I didn’t feel the Automap pre­set in Live really did what I wanted (as usual, it seems).

Each chan­nel was a cou­ple basic send effects of reverb and delay. Then there are a few rack devices that are mapped ver­ti­cally for each chan­nel on the Behringer, with the excep­tion of Kick and Bass which don’t really need a lot of man­gling dur­ing a set. The FX racks are basi­cally a heav­ily mod­i­fied ver­sion of the 8 Knobs Effect from 4liveme plus some odds and ends from the Aurex MFX racks. There’s also a cus­tom glitch rack I made that increases stut­ter while decreas­ing tonal­ity. It works great on drums.

live set 01b

The top row of the BCR2000 han­dle the effects for Synths, Leads, Pads, and Vox using the bank selec­tion but­tons. This gives me instant con­trol over the major ele­ments of each song. The BCR is great because the top knobs are actu­ally also push but­tons. You have a huge array of options at your hands when it comes to map­ping effects.

That’s about it! It’s a giant work in progress, but because it’s so mod­u­lar I can really mess around with it and move stuff around with­out fear. The few times I’ve used it to play out have been really fun. Another per­for­mance below :

Owen Sands — Raw Glow

More Or Less’ newest addi­tion, Owen Sands, drops his debut EP on Decem­ber 4th, 2012. They say : “Raw Glow is 4 tracks of tech-house glo­ri­ous­ness fea­tur­ing remixes by Jeremy Blake and Justin Kase.” I say : “Pyra­mid”, the track I was asked to remix, is a mon­ster. I need to get in the club to I can hear this thing on a real sound sys­tem, because I have a feel­ing it would melt my face.

It was an inter­est­ing remix chal­lenge : as a melodic pro­gres­sive guy there wasn’t much for me to sink my teeth into at first. I ended up re-purposing a lot of the parts as effects, ghost­ing the orig­i­nal struc­ture of the track in an attempt to keep as much of the orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble. I have a ten­dency to, instead of remix­ing, write all new tracks that barely sound like the orig­i­nal. I wanted this one to be different.

Any­ways, it’s out now. Go get it at the MOL Shop, and make sure to check out the rest of the More Or Less cat­a­log. All of it is fantastic.

www.moreorless.cc/

The Big Music Post : Part 2