Final Project Final – Kala Bowling

 

Final

Final Draft 2, Kbowling

Here is my second draft!

Kala Bowling, Final Draft 1

This is my first draft to the final. I used a lot of loops to make this, but I plan to play the clarinet or piano towards the ending portion of this song (where it’s the empty space) it’ll be the middle of the song, and there will be the ending piece which i have yet to make. I also will be adding some piano chords to the beginning portion of this song.

Kbowling Draft 3

Here is my final draft, It’s still got the long piano part in it. But I didn’t use the majority of that (You’re able to tell once all of the other stuff drops off.) Also, my clarinet at the beginning turned into something ugly, that’s certainly not how it sounds like in person. Hopefully I’m able to have the completed clarinet music for the final draft.

Again, Sorry it’s late. But midiblogs and myself have not been friends.

KBowling Draft 2

I apologize for my drafts being so late. Midi-blogs has still blasted me with errors. But alas, I am able to post.

Here was my second draft to my final creation. The enjoyment of 5 minutes of piano playing.

Between the live lessons on the software and youtube videos on how the software works and different things you can do with it, I was able to get a creative idea on what I wanted to do with my project.

Kala Bowling Logic Final

So, here’s my final. I did the best I could.

I used four markers, showing the beginning (intro), the vocal/chorus portion, the what I called the “mid-bit,” and then the outro.

I did a tempo change in the beginning, from the intro to the vocal/chorus/piano portion.

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I have 13 tracks.

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The Arpeggiator is the last track.

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Make a song/piece with contrasting sections that is 2 minutes or less. Minimum requirements are listed below.

  • 3 tracks of recorded audio, 1 of which must be you singing/rapping or speaking;yes, three tracks.
  • 2 tracks of MIDI you perform;yes, The first piano track and the strings
  • 2 tracks of MIDI you write in;yes, the multistring section
  • 2 tracks of MIDI in which you use step input;yes, the bass section and the piano chords.
  • 1 example of tempo change;yes, photo at top.
  • 3 examples of ¬†instrument automation;yes.¬†
  • 3 examples of track automation;yes, each of the tracks has some sort of automation.
  • 3 examples of effects automation;yes, the audio is automated and another section is panned
  • 2 examples of automation performed by mouse;yes, the piano sections, strings sections.
  • 2 examples of automation performed by controller; yes, one of the strings sections
  • 2 examples of automation written in; yes, bass section and bottom strings
  • 1 Arpeggiator example;yes, last track
  • 1 delay line example;yes, arpeggiator and one of the multistring sections.

I put the delay line, or at least what I thought was the delay line on track “10,” the strings bit.

I had an issue with my vocals. On the headphones in class they sounded a LOT different than what they did coming out of my computer. I hope they do not sound as awful in class, or else I’m in for some trouble.

I thought the logic lessons and the readings REALLY helped with this final project, more so the logic lessons because they actually showed you how to do things with the program. The readings taught me the different types of microphones and the different frequencies (Hzs) to use.

Sometimes I thought the logic lessons were a bit confusing, but I did the best with what I could decipher and with the teachings in class Professor Snyder showed us. I think that with more time, and perhaps me owning a Mac (it sucks having to drive an hour to campus to use the campus Macs) I would have been able to have made a billboard hit. I’m hoping that the Live program will be a bit less-frustrating.

Project Draft #3

SO! I completely redid my entire project. I think I enjoy this version a bit more than the one I was doing earlier. This is the “song” that I was writing down, as mentioned in my previous draft.

I’ll admit, looking at the requirements for this project made me a bit worried, I didn’t know what each of the parts were. But through the logic lessons, and what we learned in class, I realized that the parts were much simpler than I was making them out to be. I added in the lyrics for the 4th draft. I goofed around with them, I’ve pretty much got them finalized.

I would have probably played my clarinet in the song but I was afraid of using the microphones we have in the music lab, since they aren’t designed for such loud sounds. Maybe next project I’ll figure out how to add them!

 

Kala Bowling – Project Draft

I apologize for being late on this project. This is my second draft, I added a bit at the end from my first draft. I had the idea of creating movements, similar to the ones I did back when I was in symphonic band.

The reason I’m late on everything is that I’ve been sitting with my piano and clarinet trying to figure out what I’m going to have for my final project. I went digging through some of my old sheet music that I had, and I’m slowly writing up my final project. Since I live in Maryland, its a bit harder for me to come to the lab to complete everything, and with all of the snow we’ve been having. I had planned on bringing all of my materials to the lab this Thursday to complete the project, but it appears as if we’re going to get snow. So it’ll have to wait until Friday.

Now with this piece, I’m not entirely sure if I’m going to keep this beginning portion, tune it up a bit and then add what I’ve been drafting at the end of it, or if I want to completely scrap it and start over. I believe with what I’ve written can go either way, so I’ll have to decide once I get to the lab on Friday!

I think the readings and the logic lessons have helped a lot! With all of these new aspects needed for this project, I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to complete them. Then the lessons completely cleared everything up! I also loved the lesson on the different microphones. I had always thought that there was just one microphone that people used. But boy was I wrong! I never knew things got so technical, but I suppose they would have to in order for some music to sound as amazing as it does. For my lyrics I hope to use one of the better microphones so that it doesn’t sound as muffled and horrible as my last project final.

Kala Bowling – Logic Draft 1

Here is my VERY rough draft of this project! I just was getting a feel at how to do things. I’m probably going to end up having a couple of people feature on my track, as well as me possibly playing an instrument. Anyway, I know it’s very short, and I’m not entirely sure if I’m going to keep it and add on. But I’ll decide soon!

The logic lessons helped a ton! I would have never known how to add musical instruments into my track if it weren’t for these lessons. I haven’t gotten around to using a microphone on this track yet, but I’m sure with the readings I’ll be able to know exactly which microphone to use (for vocals or for instrument recording)

Kala Bowling – Loop Final

I had an interesting time creating this track. I messed around with the different beats and element, and ultimately settled on the track you hear now. The only thing I’m a little upset with is the voice recording. I have a difficult time listening to my voice on anything recorded, it sounds a bit goofy to me.

But nonetheless I did include a short voice track. Maybe I’ll become more accustomed to hearing myself through my headphones or speakers, but I doubt it.

I thought that all of the readings and the logic lessons helped me in learning the whole music creating process. Without them, I doubt I would have been able to create anything. I would have tried, but without knowing what buttons or what things to set on the software, I doubt I would have gotten far.

Here is the number of parts I have in my loop project.

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Here is the layout of my project.

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