Are any of you engaging in the remix business?
Nope. Should I be?
Yup, I think so.
When you say "remix" do you mean taking someone's mix, tweaking the levels/EQ/effects/etc to make improvements in the mix, or are you saying take someone's song and add a 140bpm kick-and-snare beat to it with a few record scratches and breaks tossed in?
Both, but the second one never crossed my mind as a lucrative business until now. The online remix industry is appealing to me the deeper I dig. It seems like an obvious opening for ME who are creative too. Fattening up songs that are okay sounding using our mojo could be fun. Just wondering if there are any members doing this here and how they enjoy it or prosper?
I'd expect it could be pretty profitable if you do good work.
I would rather stay doing mastering. I have done my share of mixing and stem mastering but remixing is something best left to the artist and someone they trust where they can attend the sessions and make sure their artistic vision is not skewed or screwed...
I agree with Thomas (as always).
I'm wondering what you are thinking about?
Would you do it on your own and present the remixes to the companies (where would you get the tracks)??
Would you ask the companies if they'd like some remixing??
Once a mix is done, and the record is out, it's part of the musical history.
Would you like to hear abbey road, resampled and stuff??
I mean, every piece of art is a document of its generation, of the way it was done then. Choices were made for a reason.
One shouldn't mess with the past.
It's like those movie remixing... Did you hear the 5.1 remixes done on hitchcock's movies for example!!!!
If you are talking of not so old records, that's a different matter.
If the artist wants it remixed, then that's fine, but other than that, i wouldn't do it.
Not directed to Mastering Engineers plenty busy or ME's that have little interest in the production side. I still ask this question in the ME forum out of curiosity to see if there are others lurking. I'm not interested in mastering persay as a main business but, from a sound design POV, I am very interested in certain tools and the know how that makes a big different to sound. It fits well in the remix industry.
I thought you were referring to taking someone else's previously recorded multitrack masters and giving them that gold touch through an old piece of junk like my 33 year old NEVE? Along with those 1176's, LA 3's/4's, DBX 165A's? Hey I could even fire up the BX 20E for a reverb density beyond digital, eh? But you are talking about dance mix remixes? If so you are saying you think that Mastering Engineers know how to scratch records?? I thought they spent their lives figuring out how not to do that?
I think I'm getting old?
Mx. Remy Ann David