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Old 23-07-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Who loves to Mash up? And what are your methods?

I enjoy mashing up music before most of my shows... it's like cheating on a test almost. People love what you are playing, but have never heard it quite like how you are playing it.

Over the past few weeks I have had quite a few shows which have varied quite a bit so Mashup's have been second only to breathing in my life.

My current method:

1.) I get the key of the track (Mostly I cheat and use mixed in key (MIK) it gives me key and BPM)

2.) Then I drop the track that I want to mashup into LIVE Warp using the BPM Given by MIK as Ref I find the 1 beat set 1.1.1 there and make about 7 warp marks with the Metronome on

3.) Save the file

4.) Decide what this mashup is going to be for (pool party, dance club, grandma's 80th birthday) then find complementary genre and key'd song in my archives (warp those songs like in step 2)

5.) Then creativity happens... I start cutting pasting and adding just enough of my own flare to make it unique to my style. (I try to never spend more than an hour on each mashup)

I just felt it would be cool to talk about current methods and styles other people are using to Mashup tracks as this is one of the the best dirty pleasures of being a prod/dj its almost a guilty pleasure of mine

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Re: Who loves to Mash up? And what are your methods?

Nice! My method honestly is to record myself live - I've found that when I'm DJing live I come up with the best improvised mash-ups - and then later I can go back and recreate the idea to make it more polished if I want to release it
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Re: Who loves to Mash up? And what are your methods?

Max for live is a great tool for creating custom 'mash up' patches. You can sync to lives transport, fill different buffers with loops and randomly flick between them with a push of a button on your chosen controller. Max Rules or just use Lives follow actions for more suprises
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Re: Who loves to Mash up? And what are your methods?

I get 8 bar riffs then warp them in able ton then use mixed in key to group them

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Re: Who loves to Mash up? And what are your methods?

Sometimes when doing mashups I like to use Mixcraft and drop in a few files that I know are similar bpms and i allow it to beatmatch everything for me and then i just pick a beat or make one as a baseline and i just jump in and out of each track..
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Re: Who loves to Mash up? And what are your methods?

usually i listen to something that reminds me of something else,
or some melody from another existing song comes to mind when i hear it.

From then on the integrated tools in logic do the job easily

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