A technical support community for Apple Logic Pro users.

 
save
Topic Author
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:34 am

Stems of disco tracks

Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:29 am

Hello i would like to know if there is any website that you can find the audio stems in order to create a remix of an old disco 70s track or is there any other way to complete this task. I am not sure if i am at the right place to ask for. Any feedback is appreciated

Thank you guys
Logic Pro X 10.2.4 Mac OS X 10.10.5 Mac Pro 5,1 6-Core Intel Xeon 2,4GHz 2 CPU
Universal Audio Apollo OCTO and Universal Audio Apollo QUAD
EMU Xboard49 Controller
 
User avatar
fuzzfilth
Posts: 3074
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:31 am
Location: Germany

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:52 am

Music recordings usually are in the posession of record companies, the recorded music is usually owned by the authors and their publishers. All of these are in the business of licensing (=lending to you for money) music and/or recordings thereof.

Contact the label and make them an offer.
Christian Obermaier
Contact me for private Logic Consulting, Training, Troubleshooting

1 x MacPro 6core 2010 24Gb RAM
2 x MacBookPro i7 2012 16Gb RAM
OSX.13.6. Logic X.4.4
 
save
Topic Author
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:34 am

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:19 am

thanks fuzz 4 replying to me. So you want to say that all the disco remixes that producers make eg Daft punk contact the labels and they buy the stems? Or maybe they just edit the full track eg is not really a remix in a traditional way but more like an editing.
Logic Pro X 10.2.4 Mac OS X 10.10.5 Mac Pro 5,1 6-Core Intel Xeon 2,4GHz 2 CPU
Universal Audio Apollo OCTO and Universal Audio Apollo QUAD
EMU Xboard49 Controller
 
User avatar
fuzzfilth
Posts: 3074
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:31 am
Location: Germany

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:09 pm

Any way you spin it, if you're anywhere near earning money with this, rest assured that the actual rights owners will find you and it's very helpful to have a deal in place when that happens.
Christian Obermaier
Contact me for private Logic Consulting, Training, Troubleshooting

1 x MacPro 6core 2010 24Gb RAM
2 x MacBookPro i7 2012 16Gb RAM
OSX.13.6. Logic X.4.4
 
ValliSoftware
Posts: 597
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 10:46 am

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:35 pm

With the legal-ise out of the way...

Check these sites for a reasonable facsimile thereof...

https://www.loopmasters.com
https://www.producerloops.com
https://zero-g.co.uk
iMac 10.8.5 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB Ram - Logic 9.1.8 (1700.67) (32-bit)
MacBook Pro 10.8.5 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 6GB Ram - Logic Pro X (10.2)
MacMini 10.13.6 2GHz Intel Core i7 16GB Ram - GarageBand 10.4.5 Logic Pro X (10.4.1)
iPad Mini iOS 12 - iOS GarageBand 2.0.1
Qosimo X70-A 10.9.5 Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor 32GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory, 2-500GB 7200rpm hard drives - Logic Pro X (10.0.7)
 
Sascha Franck
Posts: 928
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:51 am
Location: Hannover/Germany

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:51 pm

By now there's *heaps* of freely available stems for educational purposes, remix contests and what not around. Using them is legal as long as you don't make profit from it. In case that's your plan, you rather do what fuzzfilth recommended as anything else might get you into serious trouble.
2010 MP 2x2.66GHz, 16GB, 500GB SSD System/Logic drive, Zoom UAC-2, LPX 4.2, OSX 13.6.
 
Sascha Franck
Posts: 928
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:51 am
Location: Hannover/Germany

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:53 pm

And fwiw, as far as guys like Daft Punk go, no, they usually don't buy stems. They're handed to them pretty much on a golden plate as the name Daft Punkt stands for extra sales, which means extra royalties for the original artist.
2010 MP 2x2.66GHz, 16GB, 500GB SSD System/Logic drive, Zoom UAC-2, LPX 4.2, OSX 13.6.
 
MikeRobinson
Posts: 790
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:42 pm
Location: Just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:35 pm

But – hey – why not(!) "first try to go through the front door?" Find out which PRO and/or major-label wound up with the rights to the piece, then simply approach them. Describe what you want to do, and then ask them for their assistance. "Doors may open!"
- - - - -
Mike Robinson
"I wanna quit being a computer consultant and become a composer and arranger at age fifty-four."
Logic Pro X, MacBook Pro, 88-key MIDI controller.
Just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
 
save
Topic Author
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:34 am

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:03 am

thank you guys!
Logic Pro X 10.2.4 Mac OS X 10.10.5 Mac Pro 5,1 6-Core Intel Xeon 2,4GHz 2 CPU
Universal Audio Apollo OCTO and Universal Audio Apollo QUAD
EMU Xboard49 Controller
 
User avatar
darudevil
Posts: 428
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:49 am
Location: Finland
Contact:

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:52 am

If it's not original disco stuff you're looking for, OR, if you can extract enough of the key ingredients (remember legal stuff!), but want to mix with your own actual remix work, check out F9 Audio for a lot of funky, groovy, disco-y and house sounds, templates etc. Proper work by James Wiltshire (1/2 of The Freemasons) and his team. A lot of tutorials and free 'how to' and 'making of' videos, many with amazing gear, too!

https://www.f9-audio.com/collections/al ... beat-stems
https://www.f9-audio.com/collections/al ... ample-pack
https://www.f9-audio.com/collections/al ... co-guitars
https://www.f9-audio.com/collections/al ... descending
Ville Virtanen / Darude
Producer / Artist / DJ
Spotify - YouTube

LP 10.4.5, OSX 10.14.5, 2018 MBP 15" 2.9GHz i9, 32Gb, MOTU 1248
 
MikeRobinson
Posts: 790
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:42 pm
Location: Just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:50 am

Disco ... gaa-a-a-a-aa, I am old enough to remember it! ... was extremely formulaic. It all revolved around the beat, obviously machine-generated and always the same. The instrumentation was also pastiche. But, they churned the stuff out, and sold all of it.

Disco never excited me, until it evolved into modern dance. The "final dance" sequence of movies from those days was usually pretty amazing. (But you'd fast-forward your VCR tape past all the "disco" at the beginning, to get to the good stuff.)

Now, if you're really going to get into doing disco music, you'll need to add some accoutrements to your studio: mirror balls, and square tiles on the floor that light up in various colors ... and you need to wear bell-bottoms, too. :D
- - - - -
Mike Robinson
"I wanna quit being a computer consultant and become a composer and arranger at age fifty-four."
Logic Pro X, MacBook Pro, 88-key MIDI controller.
Just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
 
Sascha Franck
Posts: 928
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:51 am
Location: Hannover/Germany

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:43 pm

MikeRobinson wrote:
Disco ... gaa-a-a-a-aa, I am old enough to remember it! ... was extremely formulaic. It all revolved around the beat, obviously machine-generated and always the same. The instrumentation was also pastiche. But, they churned the stuff out, and sold all of it.


Ahem - did you ever listen to Chic or Kool and the Gang? Or Earth, Wind and Fire?
2010 MP 2x2.66GHz, 16GB, 500GB SSD System/Logic drive, Zoom UAC-2, LPX 4.2, OSX 13.6.
 
MikeRobinson
Posts: 790
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:42 pm
Location: Just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Re: Stems of disco tracks

Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:39 pm

I grew up with those bands! ... :D

Although, to my ear and to my memory, both K&TG and EW&F rather quickly embraced orchestration that "simple disco" never did.

To my recollection, "disco" was very much about [local ...] clubs. "You could replicate this in your own chosen side of podunk." In its seminal incarnations, I recall that it was a very driving musical style, but not a particularly complicated one.

However, I recognize that my recollections of the day – having actually (yuck ...) experienced it – are probably quite different from what you would today find on a revisionist "Google search ..." ... :D

Y'know, one thing that all of us should also bear in mind, when we look back, is that technology ... specifically, the utter and complete lack thereof(!) ... had an enormous part in it. "The music that we heard" was completely unattainable. Musical artists in those days were sometimes paying more than $100,000 to lay their hands on "absolutely innovative" musical devices that would be laughingstock today.
- - - - -
Mike Robinson
"I wanna quit being a computer consultant and become a composer and arranger at age fifty-four."
Logic Pro X, MacBook Pro, 88-key MIDI controller.
Just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
HELP SUPPORT OUR FORUM: