In electronic music, making remixes is a common practice. It helps to build a relationship between the producers, gives extra exposure, and brings extra variety.
As a producer and A&R manager, I’ve seen a lot of remix packs and each 9 of 10 were totally messed: bad file names, mixed file formats, no any additional info. Like this:
Remix pack is a folder containing all necessary files for another musician in order to make remix
It makes much harder for remixers to figure out what these files are, and sometimes even may kill a desire to make the remix in the first place.
Producers! Please spend an extra five minutes to prepare your remix pack properly. Here are a few simple tips to do so:
- Put an original version of the track in the folder.
- Add short info file containing the track’s tempo, key, and your contact details.
- Include MIDI files for all or at least some melodic parts.
- Put audio and MIDI files into folders separate folders.
- Name files properly:
|scream.wav||Voice – Scream (Wet, EQ with Delay).wav|
|phrase.wav||Voice – 14 Million Years Ago... (Dry).wav|
|main melody.wav||Lead – Main 303 Acid (Dry, 16 Bars Loop).wav|
|melody 2.wav||Lead – Upper Bright (Wet, 16 Bars with Reverb Tail).wav|
That’s it, simple and effective. Trust me, remixers will appreciate it.