Erik Hawkins

Video Mashups Come of Age

Erik Hawkins

This blog contains very little in the way of a production lesson. Instead, it’s mostly for entertainment. However, without a doubt, there are some amazing production techniques that go into producing a great sounding mashup. I talk a bit about what a mashup is and give you an example of a mashup in a Reason song file in my blog, More Than a Mashup. That’s my take on a mashup. Now,Party Ben has taken it to a whole other level and is mashing up not only songs but the video too! Check this out, it’s skillfully done and way too funny.

Erik Hawkins
Erik Hawkins

Erik Hawkins is a composer, producer, remixer, and author whose talents and technical expertise have leaders in the music industry calling him a "taste maker." He has worked with and remixed a variety of top artists, including Scatman Crothers, Irene Cara, Digital Underground, Conscious Daughters, Strypper, Brenda Russell, and DJ Sasha. His own progressive dance music tracks have been used by major television networks and film studios, including ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, Nickelodian, and New Line Cinema. His articles and columns have been published in Remix, Mix, Electronic Musician, MC2, Keyboard, and DigiZine. He has also written several books, including The Complete Guide to Remixing (Berklee Press), and Producing Drum Beats (Berklee Press). His Berklee Online course, Programming and Producing Drum Beats, won the UPCEA Best Online Course Award for 2011.