In this day and age, with the ubiquity of computers (odds are, you're reading this article on a single), more and more people are creating art digitally. Music is no different. The home studio has transformed from a mainly hardware-based structure to a virtual modular set-up. You can literally spend $0 and possess the tools required to create a great techno remix. - Electronic
As a music lover and virtual studio advocate, it pains me to find out the vast majority of my fellow techno-heads not even try to make their own mixes, not to mention create original techno or any other electronic music. The answer? People must be informed about the ease with which they can mix, remix, and compose techno, dance, or whatever style they're into. Three situations are important when it comes to establishing a virtual "soft-studio" (a music studio comprised entirely of virtual instruments, mixes and sound sources). These are:
1. Output. By this I mean the speakers. Using headphones can present you with a great advantage in terms of mixing something with accuracy. Mixing is essentially putting instruments and drums into their respective places so everything sounds good together.
2. Mixing application. The blending software is important especially when pursuing a career like a virtual DJ. You must feel comfortable with manipulating the software controls with finding, mixing and matching the tracks in your library. This is the most important choice when it comes to as being a hardware-free DJ. (You may still require some hardware later on to actually have the computer look like an extension of your body.)
3. Raw material. "What does he mean?" What can I mean? I mean the required audio files required to make unique, powerful remixes. Acapella sound files and a beat: mix both of these and you have a remix.
It is not always as easy as this, though. Many individuals experienced in the art of remixing understand it takes time to really get things going. The intuition that have builds is really essential. Perhaps this should have been one of the essential ingredients. - Electronic