Yellow's "song a day" thread inspired me to find my old Soundcloud. Most of it is just Wub Machine remixes, but the last three are something I'd completely forgotten about. I didn't post a thread here (or at least I can't find one), so I'm making a new one.
Four whole years ago, American Idol contestant Casey Abrams had a remix contest. He put up the individual tracks of his then-new single Get Out onto the internet and let everyone try to remix it.
As can be expected, there was dubstep, pretentious bullshit, and people actually recording new backing tracks.
I actually made three remixes of this song. Unlike my Bran & Friends remixes, which are terrible, these were actually made properly and using the individual tracks.
So, let's start with the original song:
I've always felt like it has way too much going on, and the more interesting instrumental bits are just buried in the song.
My first (main) remix strips the song down to let these parts and the vocals shine. This is my favourite, and I am actually pretty proud of it.
My second remix is stripped down further, with the standard Audacity echo effect added to it. This one is just vocals, drums, and guitar. Not all at once, mind you. No idea why I called it the "Headphone Mix".
The third remix is just the first one with a pretentious intro. It's just kind of there.
So, since I have no real musical experience or background, I have to ask if these are any good. One thing I noticed about the first remix is that the instruments just kind of start and stop, and there's no real momentum or true build outside of the vocals. Does this actually work, or does it sound really jarring to someone who wasn't there to make it every step of the way?
Please be honest