Future Rave’s a mix of big room house, techno, and trance, and it’s known for its energetic beats, catchy melodies, and euphoric drops. Making a future rave remix of an old time classic or something on the rise is time well spent, and it won’t take much time if you read this article and watch a recommended tutorial. So, if you want to make your own future rave remix, you’re in the right place.
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Sure. First things first, you need to choose a track to remix. Make sure it’s something you’re passionate about and that you think has potential. Once you’ve got your track, it’s time to start chopping it up and rearranging it. You’ll want to create a new beat that’s more energetic and uplifting than the original. You can also add in some new sounds and effects, such as distorted synths, laser noises, and vocal chops.
The most important thing is to have fun and be creative. There are no rules when it comes to future rave, so experiment until you find a sound that you love
The Beginnings of an Epic Future Rave Track
What we have in the aforementioned YouTube vid is a remix of an iconic song from 2013. It starts with the BPM. You must set it to 128. Once that’s done, you need to find a vocal. For this video, they used a vocal from Reload and showed the original just before modifying it. It was in A minor, but they pitched it down to G# Minor.
There you have the beat and the vocal set. Next up, time to make the intro.
An Intro to a Future Rave Track
You’ll need to add a Reese Bass. In future rave, you want to build up a lot of tension in the track, but you want to keep it simple. Start on a G# and make it really long, but go with your feeling here. Next, add the Intro Reese. Even though it’s simple, it works. Then, add a Gated Pad, which plays the same powerchord throughout the break. What a powerchord? It’s a chord without the third added. So, in a G# that would be B/C, which gives it a neutral sound. Then, by adding big stabs, you’re adding a lot of power. It’s good to combine multiple stabs. Then add some ambiance to fill up the track, and there you have the intro elements.
- Add reese bass
- G# – really long
- Add intro Reese
- Add Gated pad
- Add multiple big stabs
Going into The Break
Ok, so we have our intro, and now it’s time for the break. That means we strip back the main melody and the beat, and other elements come to the foreground. In this case, vocals.
Bring in a Reese bass, and the bass notes of the chorus of the original track. Add some pads, which add some energy so you can slowly build up in the break. Then you add festival tracks, as shown in the YouTube Video. The claps give the track a festival vibe.
- Strip back beat, add vocals
- Bring in Reese Bass
- Add Some Pads
- Add some Festival tracks like claps
Building the Build Up
In the build up, you’ll also have Reese. It’s pretty much the same, but remove the E. The same goes for the pads. Then, introduce the main melody, which you will use in the drop too. You must find a good pluck, which will be the base of the melody.
You will reuse this and match the bass notes with the build-up Reese. Next, add a filter and a balance autom to make it sound big and epic. Automating the release and filter works really well in future rave. Now, add drums and a lot of FX.
- Add the Reese
- Add the pads
- Introduce the Main Melody
- Match the bass notes with the build up Resse
- Add a filter and balance Atom
- Add drums and FX
Heading to the Drop
Now it’s time to make the drop. The drop leads have the same melody as the ones you’ll have made earlier. For the whole drop, you must automate the leads release and filter cutoff, then add a mid bass. Then, you need 2 dirty bass bits to fill the low to mid range of the track. Choose a rhythm for your sub bass and add some ambiance. Finally add drums and FX.
- Automate the leads release and filter cutoff
- Add a mid bass
- Add 2 dirty bass bits
- Choose a rhythm for your sub bass
- Add ambiance
- Add drums and FX
Presets Go a Long Way
Now, something to keep in mind is that in the YouTube tutorial, the guys used presets from a Future Rave Sample Pack, and specifically, Thermal, which is the ultimate future rave sample pack. It includes 380 samples that are high quality, 100 Serum presets, and 50 Sylenth1 presets, and 3 future rave project files too. Having that in your library will definitely make the process as simple as it is in the tutorial. Or, you know, go and make your own.
Final Tips to Create a Killer Future Rave Remix
- Use high-quality samples and instruments. This will make your remix sound more polished and professional.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with different effects and sounds. Future rave is known for its heavy use of effects, so try different things and see what sounds good to you.
- Get feedback from other musicians. This will help you identify areas where your remix can be improved.
Now that you have a basic understanding of how to make a future rave remix, it’s time to start experimenting and creating your own unique sound. There are no rules when it comes to future rave, so don’t be afraid to push the boundaries and try new things.
Most importantly, have fun and be creative! Future rave is a genre of music that is all about pushing boundaries and creating something new and exciting.