Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The PAD Challenge: Remix Reminder!

How are your PAD Challenge remixes coming? I just wanted to remind everyone that your Pad Challenge remixes are due to me by Saturday, May 8th, at noon.

I spent a huge chunk of today working on my remix of 1.44MB's song BurnArea and I should be done on time, but I'll admit, the task hasn't been an easy one. There are as many theories out there about remixes as there are remixers, but I've always felt that the best remixes highlight the artistic qualities of the original song, while providing just a different enough twist on it that the remix becomes its own, unique thing. I'm not sure if I've achieved that with what I've done to 1.44MB's song. At this point, it sounds more like something I might have done on my own, than what 1.44MB gave me to start with, but I have a few more days to tweak and fine tune.

A couple of points:

  • If everyone could send me their RNS file of their remix, once they're done, that would be great. This could be a very powerful learning experience for all of us, but we'll need to see how others have tweaked or manipulated our songs, if we can truly learn anything.
  • My basic Soundcloud account might be maxed out with the second part of the PAD Challenge, so if you have your own Soundcloud account, and don't mind hosting your remix, that would be a big help to me. Obviously, I'll host what I can, but I was hoping I wouldn't have to start removing songs so soon.


dj mad wax said...

my remix is coming together nicely. However, I fear that the sound quality will be shite since I'm once again mixing on head phones :/

but eff it, if you listen to it on headphones, you should get an approximation of what I hear. or don't hear.

I want a Pro soundcloud account, but 79 euro's aint cheap!!

Hydlide (Edwin van der Heide) said...

i haven't payed any attention to remixing etc yet. There's alot of stuff happening at my side.

Its mostly work related stuff at this point and last weekend kind of turned out totally different then I expected it to be.

So I would definitly need more time to make something for this :(

1.44MB said...

I'm more or less done with Breaching the Heliopause, Ostbanhoff is still kicking me in the arsche though. My initial idea was to remix and rearrange using only what I'd been given...... might stray from that a little with Mad Waxes track. Still, I'm glad I'm not the only one mixing in their cans!

Patch-A-Day Robbneu said...

Wax... Exactly! Soundcloud is awesome, but it gets pricey fast! Listened to your remix again and it's pretty awesome. I'll get it posted soon.

Hydlide... Take whatever time you need. Like the last challenge, the remix portion is meant to be fun, not an assignment, so if it has to wait, it can wait.

1.44MB... Yeah, its surprisingly tough working out other people's stuff, isn't it? I had a heck of a time with BurnArea, but I'll be posting my remix of it soon.