Doing dnb remixes of songs - bpm

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  1. duckstep

    duckstep Member

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    So looking around after songs to use i know i need to have my remix played in 170-175 bpm and some of the songs i check out they have original tempo of as low as 100 bpm, how do you solve this when doing your remixes?

    Tactic i've been using is trying to speed up/slow down playspeed of the clip to fit 175 but sometimes it completly rapes the song when you do that, so how do you solve this problem?
     
  2. Tone1304

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    I don't know if it will work but maybe have the sample played at half time
     
  3. troublemakers

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    Time stretch to the nearest BPM rather it be half time or regular.. Near 100, i would go 85 with my project..
     
  4. djSing

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    Time stretching is the best thing to do... you just need to decide whether to stretch to 85 or 170 bpm, and you also need a good time-stretching algorithm.. I use Sony Acid's 'best quality' one and its very good.

    Another method I sometimes use is to chop up samples manually and play them on a sampler.. this is pretty tedious though and takes time. On the other hand you could use recycle to automatically chop up a sample and play it back at the desired tempo, its essentially the same thing just quicker, but can sometimes give rough results.
     
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    this might actually help me a bit, i see what your saying like to round off the bpm but i'm trying to remix a song that is originally 144 and i want to change it to 185 how would i do that?
     
  6. troublemakers

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    Depends on your daw of course as some work with audio differently.. If you get to far off, your gonna have to do some serious chopping..