I wanted to do something different from everybody else. I decided to limit myself to only using samples. No synthesis involved, just the provided samples, some drum samples, a sine wave sample, and a white noise sample.
Here is my remix
And here is my tutorial. (I'm using Renoise 2.7, but that shouldn't matter too much)
I will be showing you how I created the panning and chopping effect over the falsetto choir vocals (which solos out during the outro, so you can hear it nicely).
After you get the sample loaded into your sample editor, the first thing you want to do is open up a Guitar rig 4 player. It is free from the Native Instruments website, so anybody can follow along in this tutorial.
Inside Guitar Rig, click on components, then under tools, open up a crossover.
Turn the frequency all the way down, to 80hz.
The effect we wish to achieve is done by quickly moving the crossfade from the left side to the middle, just as a DJ would do with the crossfade while scratching. But instead of drawing out all kind of crazy automation patterns to get this thing moving, I am going to show you how to simplify things a bit.
Under components again, under modifier, open up a step sequencer.
Assign the step sequencer to control the crossfade parameter.
From here, the rest is just modifying the controls on the step sequencer until you get a pattern you are happy with. Here are the settings I used in my song.
Now that we have our vocal sample nice and choppy, lets add a ring mod to the track DSP's to get a nice panning effect.
I turned the frequency down to about .3hz to get a nice slow pan, turned the amount all the way up, and set the Phase parameter to about 65 to make it a bit more distinct.
And there you have it.
I hope you guys enjoyed my song and tutorial, and best of luck to everybody!