Remixing w/ Dave Winnel
This Australian producer rose to become one of the most sought-after remix names in 2015 and has since released on the world's biggest labels. A staple name with Armada Music his unique approach to remixing and music production has become well-known.
In his debut course for FaderPro and Armada University Dave Winnel takes you step-by-step through his remix and production process in Ableton Live. Watch as he shows you how to create two fast remixes, mixing and mastering them with his signature Future House style.
1. Selecting the remix parts [8.15]
Dave explains how he approaches a remix, how to select the right parts and where to refrence the original track.
2. Converting audio parts to MIDI [21.32}
Using Ableton Dave explains how to convert Audio into MIDI and use the spectral analyzer to find the notes in a chord.
3. Creating the drop [11.55]
Starting with an excellent trick of finding the key of a track, Dave moves on to explain how to create the drop by choosing the right drum parts.
4. Piano melody [7.32]
Learn how to build a signature Future House riff in Dave’s signature style
5. Synths [9.56]
Dave explains how to build up a variety of synth plugins and create a bass sound before an EQ and dynamics processing.
6. Layer synths [13.15]
More synths are layered up, grouped and processed. Learn how Dave takes three lead sounds and makes them sounds like one.
7. Arranging the drop and breakdown [20.23]
Dave explains how to create his signature club-ready arrangements of the breakdown and drop.
8. Arrangement [19.05]
Moving on to doing a full track outline and arrangement, Dave teaches you how to use automation on the effects to build out the track.
9. Extra drum loops [9.54]
Dave adds the extra drum and percussion tracks and fills to lift the track even further.
10. Build-up and extra samples [8.53]
Dave explains his creative process for making his own samples that his can use to finish and add the extra sparkle and signature to his tracks.
11. Mixing [15.27]
Dave explains how the mixing he did while creating the remix needs another another tweak to get the track more polished. Learn Dave’s techniques for mixing a track.
12. Pre-master [15.42]
Dave explains how to get a track mastered to a good enough quality to play in the clubs and send out to labels.
13. Remix version 2 [15.43]
Known for his remixes, Dave explains his technique for quickly creating another variation of a remix to see if he can make something even better.
14. Vocal editing and strings [8.20]
Dave explains how to chop up the vocal using splice to transient in Ableton Live and reworking some strings to give the new remix another twist.
15. Synth sounds [16.13]
Now the basic sounds of the musical elements are made Dave develops the synth sounds and bassline to create something more interesting in remix number 2.
16 Arrangement of the breakdown [21.14]
Dave approaches remix number 2 and another unique variation on arrangement of the breakdown.
17. Percussion loops [7.59]
Extending the drop first before adding new percussion loops, learn from Dave’s process pulling drum loops apart into the parts he likes.
18. Synth risers [13.54]
Adding delays and automated effects to create builds and risers, Dave explains his pre-made channel strips macro effects and programmed synth risers.
Total Runtime: Over 4 hours [245 min]