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UCLA Extension Digital DJing Lecture 3

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Guest Lecture on Mashups by the Arbiters

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UCLA Extension Digital DJing Lecture 3

  1. 1. The Mashup: An Arbiters Perspective Using Ableton Live to create mashup productions Lecture 3. Feb 6, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda • Introduction • Approach to DJing • Approach to Mash-up Production Digital DJing W’10 • Using Ableton to develop ideas • Finishing Touches
  3. 3. Introduction • 2001: the benefits of hindsight • KCRW: a playground for the insatiable • SIX FEET UNDER: expanding the experience Digital DJing W’10 • SYNCHRONIZE re-score: bad tv begets better art • SYNCHRONIZE live: bringing it to the dancefloor • THE ARBITERS: the next step forward
  4. 4. DJ APPROACH • Share what you are passionate about. • Only play what you love • Tell a story with your selections • Let emotion navigate your story Digital DJing W’10 • Express the connections • Practice makes perfect • Keep yourself entranced
  5. 5. Building the Mash Up • Organize your first ideas • Establish the foundation song or concept • Establish your BPM • Bring ideas into Ableton Clip View Digital DJing W’10 • Break songs down into musical ideas • Experiment, then record & critique experiments • Work out the arrangement
  6. 6. Organizing your ideas • Use iTunes as a creative sketchbook • Organize by BPMs Digital DJing W’10 • Experiment
  7. 7. The Arbiters “Virgin Voices” Digital DJing W’10 • Establish the foundation song: PHOENIX “Congratulations” • Establish foundation concept: integrate a number of acapellas from different genres • Establish BPM: 101
  8. 8. The Arbiters “Virgin Voices” • Bring ideas into Ableton Clip View Digital DJing W’10 • Break songs down into musical ideas • Experiment, then record & critique experiments
  9. 9. Work Out The Arrangement • Foundation - PHOENIX “Congratulations • Familiar Tease - THE CARS “Since Youʼre Gone” • Added Percussion & Vocal - MARVIN GAYE “I Want You (vocal & rhythm)” Digital DJing W’10 • Lead Rap - MIMS “Like This (acapella)” • Backing Vocals - DEBARGE “Virgin”, THE POLICE “Voices inside my head”, RYE RYE “Bang (feat. M.I.A.)” • Added touch - CYMANDE “Dove”
  10. 10. The Arbiters “Virgin Voices” Work out ideas in the Ableton Live Session View Digital DJing W’10

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