Originally Posted by dubmunkey
yeah i thought that but some ive heard i cant work out how they isolated parts of the song...
has anyone done any edits using the bootleg method? could i hear them?
despite doing dance music i know very little all this stuff so all advice is appreciated.
also had a look at those stems on wiki and acid and see most are modern and more rock orientated wheras im looking for more soul and funk, is it a case if seek and you shall find or are the well known places these stems are?
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Most edits are done from complete tracks, because even a decently well known Dj doesn't just get the stems from any track he wants.
About how to do them, well there are no tutorials or how to's because edits aren't clearly defined. Some use big parts of the original tracks, other's just a drumloop and a bits of the breakdown. Some add own stuff, others just rearrange the original, it really depends on your approach. Extracting the stuff you want is the difficult part and often might not work at all. Doing an edit is just as much about finding a track that you can edit wwell as about the edit itself.
Take some edits you like and compare them with the original and listen what they changed and then try to apply it yourself.
One tip for extracting is trying to separate the left and right and m/stereo channels, this sometimes works with older motown and disco stuff. Have a look at the BX tools.