I'm currently trying to remix up "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine. Because it was recorded with real instruments I know that its not going to be perfectly in time.
My first approach on this was to manually spilt the song into bars. I've set bpm to 123 (because I believe that to be the best average) and what I find is that some of my clips cover 4 bars on the Cubase grid and some don't, even though my clips are quantized manually to the next complete drum beat.
What is the best approach to tackle this problem?
- Should I turn off "Snap to grid" and do everything manually (which would be very time consuming)? Therefore, completely ignoring the grid altogether .
- Should I group the bars together (to say... make a verse) and then time stretch so that they do line up perfectly on the grid? (Lose audio quality)
- Is there a better way I haven't thought of?
- Or give up and remix a song that was produced with perfect timing?