This track remains untitled. I decided to experiment with different sounds and create an instrumental type track. There is no singing/rapping, just recorded audio of me speaking in between the instrumental. Every sound was played out on my midi controller, minus the vocals. I’m in no way proud of this final track (I am capable of much better work), but I had to turn in something.
This was by far my favorite project. The lack of requirements really made it possible for me to explore my creativity. This class has taught me to appreciate what really goes into making a song and that it is much harder than it looks. I made a couple noises with my mouth as well as a couple words. Max is the one laughing in the background and it sounds really funny. I used a couple loops to bring the song together and it worked out really well. I think the gunshots really make the song. The drummers laid the framework for the song and created a structure for me to build off of.
4 recorded audio tracks
A bunch of automation. Much more than 6.
1 tempo change
3 MIDI tracks
Here it is, I guess. Not quite as good as I was hoping for, the second half especially. Oh well. The mix isn’t the best, but I can’t really lower the gortars any more than this without the bass and piano overpowering everything.
Lyrics featuring Ralph via the terminal:
say -v Ralph "I O U" -o ~/Desktop/iou.aiff I should have thought of this earlier. Everyone should use Ralph for backup vocals at the bare minimum. He’s always pitch perfect and never complains.
Readings? I guess whichever Logic lesson where step input told me how to be fucking Mozart was pretty slick. That and Mark’s demos of the space designer and shit like that.
This is the final product from this project, I am pleased with how it turned out and am proud to post it to this blog and say I tried my hardest on creating this song. It is a major departure from what I normally post for a project. The logic lessons were the most helpful for when I had forgotten how to do some effect in logic. My understanding of the music creation process has grown and I now appreciate how much work goes into creating a song.
27 tracks total
3 Midi tracks
11 vocal tracks
1 tempo change
More than 6 automation
I recorded most of the tracks with record quantization on. This intro tutorial by Ableton Live helped me figure out how to record tracks and switch from arrangement view and session view.
Chapter 10 of the Dochtermann and Logic Lesson 1 helped me figure out a structure for my song. Chapter 3 of the Dochtermann helped by teaching me proper audio technique which I utilized when recording my voice.
This is my final project for Midi! I added a my live piano into it! I did not sing but it was pretty enjoyable project!
I used two effects for the piano and softstep to change the music!
I fixed up a few things from draft two and made an ending. Added lyrics as well.