Sunday, July 31, 2011

The 411 on mashups

I've decided after much screwing around in Ableton that my next project is going to be a mashup. I'm having trouble narrowing down 2 or 3 songs to put together but I feel I'm making progress somewhere.
In my own words, mashups are all about making harmony between multiple songs (it's not uncommon to see 4 songs worked together to create 1 strong track) and making it sound great without it sounding forced.
One good example that I've really been getting into lately is "Rolling in the Fire" by Wick-It the Instigator, which pairs up Adele's most recognized work "Rolling in the Deep" and the classic "Fire" by Ohio Players.
http://soundcloud.com/wick-it/adele-vs-ohio-players-rolling
It has a great opening and the vocals really roll with the song. Some might insist it's more of a "remix" but I feel its a good example of what to expect.
I also have found a great tutorial for Ableton Live if any of you have been interested by reading my reviews and posts, http://www.mashupsongs.org/how-to-make-a-mashup-with-ableton-live-fred-dancekowski.html/
It's a very lengthy tutorial but it's chock full of good info.

9 comments:

  1. Nice one, ableton is definitely the tool for mashups.

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  2. Wow! Nice work. Mashups require skill but if you're good at it you make something really special! Keep it up.

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  3. Mashups seem so hard to do. Finding two songs that link together properly without ruining either of them must be really hard. Good luck!

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  4. I put alot of my songs together, whether digital or guitar

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  5. mashups are pretty hit or miss

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  6. Everyone loves mashups, a couple months ago i saw a video from girl-talk, explaining how he works and how he makes his mashups (he's a dj for those that dont know him, he produces mostly mashups)

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  7. cool, good luck, looking forward to hear the result
    +follow

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