Guide on the process of how to make your own professional remixes

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Title: The Remix Manual
Category: Electronic Music, Professional Digital Music, Digital Mixing, DJ, Audio Engineering
Author: Simon Langford
ISBN-13 number: 9780240814582

Binding: Paperback
No. of Pages: 448
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication date: 30/03/11
Dimensions: 7.5"x9.25" (19x23.5cm)

Can you turn a soulful ballad into a hit dance track, or make any Billboard hit your own? With this all-in-one guide to remixing, you can! Whether you're a professional DJ or producer, or are just beginning to mix tracks, this step-by-step guide will bring you through the entire process of making your own professional-quality remixes. Author Simon Langford, a renowned DJ with over 300 remixes and chart-toppers under his belt, shares his years of experience and expertise in the most in-depth guide on the market. The Remix Manual covers creative processes, technical, legal, and contractual issues, a remix "walk-through," and useful contacts and links.The companion website,, provides source files that illustrate all stages of the remix, plus demo versions of the hottest mixing software.

A working musician and remixer, Simon Langford provides up-to-the-minute information on all aspects of the remix, from the latest software tips and tricks to timeless artistic advice. While technical aspects are explained in depth, you also get a pros advice on how to produce outstanding tracks by being aware of the originals message, style and emotion. The creative side of remixing is explored from all angles, as a wide variety of industry insiders weigh in on key issues in exclusive interviews and quotes.


  • A one-stop guide to remixing from makingcreative choices to understanding contracts
  • Author haschart topping remix experience and over 300 remixes to his name, get a pros advice on how to produce outstanding tracks
  • Website includes samples and example tracks, illustrating the various stages of the remix.

Section 1:The Art ofRemixing
Chapter 1 - The History of Remixing
Chapter 2 - Being a Remixer
Chapter 3 - Choosing Your Style
Chapter 4 - Key, Chords and Melodies
Chapter 5 - Tempo, Groove and Feel
Chapter 6 - Arrangement
Chapter 7 - Anatomy of a Remix
Chapter 8 - A Remixer's Insight

Section 2: The Science of Remixing
Chapter 9 - Studio Equipmentand Environment
Chapter 10 - Sound Design: Introduction
Chapter 11 - Sound Design: Rhythmic and Percussive Sounds
Chapter 12 - Sound Design: Melodic Sounds
Chapter 13 - Time Design: Time-Stretching
Chapter 14 - Time Design: Beat-Mapping and Recycling
Chapter 15 - Time Design: When All Else Fails
Chapter 16 - Mixing: Introduction
Chapter 17 - Mixing: EQ and Dynamic Effects
Chapter 18 - Mixing: Time Domain and Modulation Effects
Chapter 19 - Mixing: Other Effects
Chapter 20 - Mastering

Section 3: The Reality of Remixing
Chapter 21 - Remix Walkthrough: First steps
Chapter 22 - Remix Walkthrough: Working on the details
Chapter 23 - Remix Walkthrough: Fine Tuning
Chapter 24 - Remix Walkthrough: Finishing up

Section 4: The Business of Remixing
Chapter 25 - Promotion
Chapter 26 - Management and Representation
Chapter 27 - The Importance of the DJ
Chapter 28 - Legal and Contracts Companion


The Remix Manual
Focal Press
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