How to do an ECLECTIC METHOD REMIX, The Overview.

This guest technique post is brought to you by Jonny from the Eclectic Method who was nice enough to share these videos about his process for making A/V remixes in this three part series.

If you're looking for more inspiration after this there are more tutorials with tips for making your own A/V clips from scratch.

To get things started, here's an overview of the workflow we'll be looking at over the next few tutorials:

1. PICK A THEME AND CREATE LOOPS.

Prepare as many samples as you can.

Tip: Choose something fun, like ponies or robots.

Learn more about this in part one - creating loops.

2. LOAD CLIPS INTO VDMX AND JAM.

Use a MIDI drum pad, DJ mixer style controller, or other instrument to switch between your samples and adjust visual FX settings.

Learn more about this in part two - jamming.

3. ADD MIDI OUTPUT TRACKS TO YOUR LIVE PROJECT.

Learn more in part three - working with Ableton Live.

4.  PERFORM & RECORD OUTPUT. UPLOAD TO WEB.

Learn more about using the Movie Recorder plugin.

Now that the we've got a sense of the overall workflow involved with making the EM remix, next we'll see in detail how Jonny prepares his prepares his audio visual samples before importing into VDMX in part one.