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Remixing of multitrack titles for personal listening

arboleda

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In the last few days I've learned a lot about mixing output from multi-channel source material.

I'm considering getting equipment to mic up vocals and instruments for my wife and kids. I would play the role of audio engineer by mixing the channels into a stereo output for live amplification. The mixers I'm looking at will record the multi-track (think 16-32 tracks). This means that the live mix can be one thing, but I can later return to the multi-track recording and remix it completely. The mixing can entail all sorts of things on each channel - more/less volume, filters (pop and high pass), PEQ, compression (or not), and then there are all the effects you can do.

So having read about this stuff a ton recently, and while listening to The End by the Doors I found myself wishing that I had a multitrack recording of the song such that I could elevate the drums at certain points, fade out the bass at other points, etc, etc. But I would need separate tracks. One per vocalist, one per guitar or bass, and either one percussion track or better yet a track for cymbals, a track for snares, a track for boom drum, etc.

This is all new to me. Are multitrack unmixed commcerical recordings a thing? Is there a version of this song out there someone that I can remix to my liking?

(paused for googling)

OK, so this seems to be what I'm after.

https://songgalaxy.com/Multitrack/The-Doors/The-End/RE06536.html

My mind is blown.
 
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A800

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But...
"All files available for download are covers, they are not by the original artist."
 
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There are a lot of multitracks and stems out there for songs you will be familiar with... *cough* soulseek *cough*
 
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