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How I Did It

Furious Sonic Surfer Crash (f...
by Ivan Chew
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Tue, Aug 25, 2009 @ 8:55 AM
 

Tools I Used

Audacity (it's open source!)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

GarageBand (like colab, I own the software I use, heh).

Samples I Used

Except for 10% of the drum loops that were from GarageBand, everything you hear have been sampled from DFF's uploads.

Process

I gave myself a few days to go through DFF's uploads. Started with the 8-bit disco stems, as those had some prominent repeating themes. Then I went through a trial and error process of downloading all the other uploads, running them through Audacity to change the track tempos to 90 BPM. For some tracks, I applied Compression and miscellaneous effects (e.g. reversed the track). Imported the tracks to GarageBand, tried to see where they could fit in, cut and moved the pieces around. Then adjusted the sound levels.

Other Notes

Wasn't quite sure if I could pull off a decent sounding techno track. But once I got into the remixing groove, I didn't have time to question my lack of experience and simply enjoyed the process.