This December, it will be 20 years since, I sat in ‘John’s room’ creating the ‘Christmas Party mix’ a.k.a ‘15 Minutes of fun in 1999‘. Backstory For a while, I’ve had the idea to replace all the .mp3 music on … Continue reading
The tracklist from the Kraftwerk ‘Digital welt’ project, for anyone who might be interested.
|1||Boing Boom Tschak||Electric Café||LP||122|
|2||Electric Café||Electric Café||LP||122|
|6||Techno Pop||Electric Café||LP||116|
|7||Metall auf Metall||Trans Europe Express||LP||116|
|8||Musique Non-Stop||Electric Café||LP||120|
|9||Das Modell||Die Mensch-Maschine||LP||120|
|10||Sex Objekt||Electric Café||LP||122|
|12||Die Robotter||Die Mensch-Maschine||LP||122|
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The completed re-worked Servant and Mastermix now called Servant and Re-Mastermix. I have now discovered that the original Servant and Mastermix was made by MegaMiXers. In the Links section further below, I have supplied some relevant links. Detail To get … Continue reading
After a brief detour, away from the remix project, it is now done – or as done as I’ll need it to be.
As mentioned in a previous post, I only stumbled upon two minor problems:
- At the end of the ‘Get The Balance Right‘ track, there originally is a percussions part that I haven’t been able to find. At a point I thought that ‘Why’ (Remix), by ‘Bronski Beat‘ had the last part, but that was a dead end. I ended up replacing the percussions part, with a part from ‘Why’, by ‘Bronski Beat‘
- Almost at the end of ‘Goodbye 70’s’ there is a echo of ‘Fashion War’ – the last line of the verse. I wasn’t able to reproduce this part in a satisfactory way, so this part has been omitted, unfortunately
Besides the two minor problems, the work with the remix went really smooth. There was of course all the hard work finding the correct parts of ‘Situation’ …
If I was to step back for a moment and look at the remix in detail; the first half of the remix is quite brilliant (cut/fade/overlay) but the last part is a bit dull.
It is as if, someone who really loves the music did the first part but the last part was finished by someone else – in a real hurry. And that is a shame.
- Audiograbber 1.83 – for exporting the CD tracks to WAV
- Adobe Audition 3.0 – for slicing and dicing
- Sony Acid Music Studio 10.0 – for gluing it all together
There has been used only one or two digital effects on the track.
For your CD shelf or iTunes
To obtain your own copy of Servant and Re-Mastermix, please visit the Remix section or just click here …
The tracklist from the ‘Servant and Re-Mastermix’ project, for anyone who might be interested.
- 1 The percussions (@ end of Get The Balance Right) is not correct, but I wasn’t able to locate the correct artist and part – this part is replaced with a small section from Bronski Beat – Why
- 2 Fashion War echo (@ end of Goodbye 70’s) has not been recreated
|1||Depeche Mode||Monument||A Broken Frame||LP||108|
|2||Yazoo||State Farm||In your room||Extended||111|
|3||Yazoo||Situation||In your room||Re-Recorded Remix/US 12″||116|
|4||Depeche Mode||Shout||New Life||Rio mix||120|
|5||Depeche Mode||Leave In Silence||A Broken Frame||Quieter/Longer||120|
|6||Depeche Mode||People are People||Some Great Reward||Different mix||120|
|7||Depeche Mode||Puppets||Speak and Spell||LP||122|
|8||Depeche Mode||Nodisco||Speak and Spell||LP||127|
|9||Depeche Mode||(Set me Free) Remotivate Me||Master and Servant||Release mix||127|
|10||Depeche Mode||Master & Servant||Some Great Reward||Slavery Whip mix||122|
|11||Yazoo||Don’t Go||Upstairs At Eric’s||Re-mix/Re-Re mix||124|
|12||Depeche Mode||Just Can’t Get Enough||Speak and Spell||LP||125|
|13||Depeche Mode||Get The Balance Right||Get the Balance Right||Combination mix||128|
|14||Bronski Beat||Why1||The Age of Consent||12″||128|
|15||Yazoo||Goodbye 70’s2||Upstairs At Eric’s||LP||131|
|16||Depeche Mode||Boys Say Go||Speak and Spell||LP||136|
|17||Bronski Beat||Smalltown Boy||The Age of Consent||LP||136|
|18||Depeche Mode||Big Muff||Speak and Spell||LP||136|
|19||Depeche Mode||Photographic||Speak and Spell||LP||144|
|20||Depeche Mode||New Life||Speak and Spell||Single||150|
The last Progress update of the Servant and Re-Mastermix project.
The remix is all put together and the sound mix is in Progress. It’s a slow and time consuming process, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
But, don’t worry – there is still two parts. And as always – still in their raw state.
- Depeche Mode – Nodisco (Original vinyl version/New version)
- Depeche Mode – Photographic (Original vinyl version/New version)
Another update on the Progress of the Servant and Re-Mastermix project.
I never really liked ‘Situation’ by Yazoo, and to work with the song, hour after hour, doesn’t improve that relationship. I don’t think my neighbors likes the song anymore …
But I still have a few new parts ready – still in their raw state.
- Yazoo – State Farm (Original vinyl version/New version)
- Depeche Mode – People are People (Original vinyl version/New version)
- Depeche Mode – Get the Balance Right (Original vinyl version/New version)
I’ve worked on the mix for a few days now, and are making good progress.
I have a few parts ready, and these are posted below.
- Depeche Mode – Shout (Original vinyl version/New version)
- Yazoo – Don’t Go (Original vinyl version/New version)
- Depeche Mode – Boys say Go/Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (Original vinyl version/New version)
The original Servant and Mastermix consists of 12 songs – divided into 17 parts, beginning at 108 BPM and finishing off at 150 BPM. Luckily, most of the tracks used are album and single tracks and easy to come by.
As work progresses, I’ll post a few before/after bits of the mix, even though the ‘after’ bits aren’t finished yet and is still missing a volume mix and also a finishing touch.
- Depeche Mode – Monument
- Yazoo – State Farm
- Yazoo – Situation
- Depeche Mode – Shout
- Depeche Mode – Leave in Silence
- Depeche Mode – People are People
- Depeche Mode – Puppets
- Depeche Mode – Nodisco/(Set me Free) Remotivate Me
- Depeche Mode – Master and Servant
- Yazoo – Don’t Go
- Depeche Mode – Just can’t get Enough
- Depeche Mode – Get the Balance Right/Perc
- Yazoo – Goodbye 70’s
- Depeche Mode – Boys say Go/Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
- Depeche Mode – Big Muff
- Depeche Mode – Photographic
- Depeche Mode – New Life
As long as I can remember, I have made mix and remix of music I love. It all started with two cassette decks back in the 80’s, all inspired by my classmate Lars and his cut-mix of Renegades of Funk by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force, which he did on his parents brand new Philips D8644 Ghettoblaster – The one with the wooden speakers.
I believe, that the first cut-mix I ever made was a track from Street Sounds Electro 1 record – or something like that – but I don’t remember the title of the track anymore. Later I did remix of Paul Hardcastle – 19, Freeez – I.O.U, Baltimora – Tarzan Boy, Captain Rock – Cosmic Blast and a lot of other artists, all songs I loved back then. Everything was played of one cassette deck and was recorded onto the other.
Later my good old friend Peter A and I, made mix using two home stereo turntables and a lousy 4 channel mixer – that worked – most of the times. I remember that we did one successful mix on the turntables, and the only one that were recorded onto audio cassette, a Hip Hop mix that included artists like Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, Mantronix, LL Cool J, Doug E Fresh and more.
Most of the old mix/remix I’ve posted, was created with Sonic Foundry Acid Pro. Before using Acid Pro, we used SAW (Software Audio Workshop), possible SAWStudio but I’m not sure. SAW is much like Acid Pro, in the way you arrange your samples. SAW is designed and developed by Bob Lentini, RML Labs, and is still available for purchase on the webside.
Acid Pro was originally created by Sonic Foundry hence the name “Sonic Foundry Acid Pro”, but was later assimilated by Sony Creative Software. The cool thing thou, is that Sony let’s you download a full, 30 day trail copy of Acid Pro. So if you ever are thinking of making a mix/remix, yourself, Acid Pro is the software for you. It’s almost as easy as ‘painting by numbers’.
All samples used, were sliced into smaller bits with Cool Edit Pro. The only other decent sample edit software tool, at that time, was Steinberg WaveLab, but I remember this software was quite impossible to use – I gave up trying to understand it, I think.
Cool Edit Pro was originally created by Syntrillium Software, but at some point, was sold off to Adobe, and is now a Digital Audio Workstation product in the Adobe Systems portfolio. Cool Edit Pro is now Adobe Audiotion.
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This homemade Depeche Mode mix was made in the sometime before the year 2000, of several Depeche Mode tracks, including: Behind the Wheel, Enjoy the Silence, Halo, Nothing, Dangerous, Policy of Truth, Puppets, Rush, Strangelove and World in my Eyes. … Continue reading