Super producer Jeremy Harding has worked with Rihanna, Sean Paul, Chaka Khan, Ashanti, Beenie Man, Ciara, Sinead O’Connor and many others, bringing his style and grace to their productions and arrangements. Sit down with Jeremy and watch him work, turning an acapella into a full blown remix using nothing but the built in features and plug-ins found in Logic Pro X!
Jeremy begins by welcoming you and explains what you can expect from the series. Even though it’s shot with Logic Pro X, you can easily apply the information to any DAW. Jeremy plays you the original mix and discusses what the remix should accomplish regarding tempo, genre and feel. Jeremy then dives in and takes the acapella provided by the record label and adjusts its tempo using Logic’s FlexTime. The song is then mapped out and markers are created for each section of the song.
Jeremy then builds up the remix starting with the drums, programming the beats and adding fills and rolls. Sweeps and Risers are then created to add movement between the sections of the song, and some basic mixing is demonstrated so you have a good idea of what it will sound like when finished. Jeremy now adds synth parts, layering them for a lush and full sound.
The arrangement is then focused on and Jeremy shows you his techniques for building it up and making it exciting, keeping the listener engaged. More sounds are added for the finishing touch, such as percussion and more synth sounds featuring Logic Pro X’s Retro Synth. Jeremy wraps up the series by showing you how to finish up the mix by adding EQ and Mulit-Band compression and more.
If you’ve wanted to know what the process of remixing a song from scratch entails, this series is worth its weight in gold. Jeremy gives you all the ins and outs, as well as info on what not to do when crafting a remix from an acapella… Watch “Remixing in Logic Pro X” today!