May 21, 2015
The Art of Merging Two Songs
If you have been listening on the radio, or watching videos on the Internet, you will have noticed that there is a new trend taking place. Two songs that have already been recorded are being merged together. These songs can be from the same artist or different ones, and they may even be within different genres.
Understanding the art of merging two songs is complex because you are dealing with various elements. While there are many different computer programs that will help with the process, there is still the need to comprehend the various musical aspects. This includes the overall composition of each song, including the subject, the tempo, the measures, and even the intonation of the voices being used. The songs can come from a single musician or a group – or a combination of the two when merged together.
Many “boy bands” are successful because they have great harmony between the voices. If you are going to successfully merge two songs, you want the voices within each song to blend well with each other. Otherwise, it’s going to be harsh, and it will sound like the two songs are battling against each other.
Some of the most popular software programs to help with merging two songs include Audacity, Garage Band, and Virtual DJ. As to which one you choose to work with, it will depend upon the operating system that you have as well as the overall experience that you have with DJ software. The more you know about what you are doing, the less you will have to rely on the software to do it for you. You will also be able to maintain more control over the sound of the outcome.
There are courses that you can take at music school in order to help you understand the role of a DJ more effectively. You will learn more about listening to certain cues within the song to determine whether they are going to blend well with another song and more. You can also learn more about the software that is used to control how the song sounds when it is played back.
Just because two songs are going to be merged does not mean that they need to start at the same time. You may want to have one song start out, and then bring in the second song a few seconds later in order to make sure that the melody works. You may want the chorus taking place at the same time, and this can require a lot of work on your part. You may even want to slow or speed up the song in order to help match the tune.
One of the best things to do is listen to some of the songs that have already been merged together. See which ones work and which ones don’t. Then go deeper and find out why the ones that work sound as good as they do.