Hollywood, FL (December 22, 2008) — Auraleo Advanced Learning and FaderPro.com, producers of pioneering video training products, announce The Art of the Remix, an interactive remixing course taught by multi-platinum remixer and producer Vincent DiPasquale, together with world-renowned DJ, producer and remixer Steven Lee, and created in collaboration with pioneering educator and Grammy-winning mixer Charles Dye.
The Art of the Remix is a comprehensive remixing course, where DiPasquale (Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey, Timbaland) and Lee (Lee-Cabrera, Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Strictly Rhythm) teach the art and craft of creating a cutting-edge, modern remix. It was developed in partnership with Charles Dye (Shakira, Lauryn Hill, Ricky Martin, Jon Bon Jovi), whose industry-leading educational products established an entirely new level of advanced training videos.
"Three years ago, Charles Dye achieved what many thought was impossible, to teach people how to get record quality mixes in their project studios," says DiPasquale. "Building upon his incredible success, Steven and I are very excited to team up with Charles to tackle the art of the remix in The Art of the Remix."
In this new course the user will learn how to create infectiously powerful grooves, construct attention grabbing vocal edits, and develop trademark sonic treatments that really make a remix stand out.
And all of these lessons are demonstrated using DiPasquale and Lee's remix of Nadia Ali's latest Billboard Top 10 club smash "Crash And Burn." Ali, the unforgettable voice of the group "iiO", is one of the most recognizable artists in dance music today.
"Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to learn by working with some of the most talented producers on the planet," continues DiPasquale. "And people are constantly asking me if they can sit in and watch during a remix. Now they can, as we remix a song together for an actual project."
The course covers every aspect of remixing, including dissecting the original song, explaining the importance of tempo, time-stretching vocals, exploring the foundation of every remix the beat and bass, creating feature and accent keyboard parts, understanding song and vocal arrangement, mix buss processing, all the way through to the finished mix.
"What sets The Art of the Remix apart is that by following each step you'll produce the exact same remix we did in the studio on your system," says Lee. "We start you off exactly where we did, with only the vocals, and from there we build the remix up, one track at a time, from a blank project to a full blown professional remix. Vince teaches you every single step of the process, and by following along with the provided sessions, you'll be able to recreate the exact same result we delivered to the record label."
The Art of the Remix is intended to essentially provide the user with the "cheat sheet" to learning music production. It is DiPasquale, Lee and Dye's goal to reveal the secrets of how full-time music pros make records. And it's their intent once a user follows each step of the course, they'll have the confidence to apply those same steps in their own productions.
"What I love most about this course is Vince's teaching style," says Dye. "He really does an impressive job of explaining exactly how and why he made each decision along the way to creating this absolutely amazing remix. And Steven's dance floor perspective gives incredible insight into the essential elements of a potent remix that will move people on the dance floor and make DJ's want to play again and again. I learned a lot from Vincent and Steven, and I'm already applying their techniques on my latest projects."
The Art of the Remix is designed for new or experienced remixers, producers, engineers, or musicians who want to learn the inside secrets to getting big sounding remixes on any digital audio workstation.