I had a lot of fun with this project. Did not know how to do automation in Logic, and now I do. I really enjoyed taking a mundane house oversight committee meeting and make it a bit more interesting. The book was very helpful in teaching me about polar patterns. I did not know the different reasons for using each before, but now I do.
I am really enjoying this piece much more than my first one. This is because the readings have helped me understand Logic options and functions. I realized there is an on going drum piece at the end of the song and that will not be in the final product! It will need vocals but I am unsure where to put the vocals! Other than that I feel confident in this piece and think it could be great!
My draft consists of: Verse 1, Pre Chorus, Chorus, Verse 2, Pre Chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus
I worked very hard on this draft. The only thing that is left to do is add vocals and maybe record my friend playing the cello part. Something I did that was very cool was that I learned how to use the chord trigger plug in. For all the chords that you hear in this piece I created them using the chord trigger. The hardest part of doing this piece was getting the velocity correct. I had to go back and set the velocity to certain things if i did not like the sound I heard. For this project I really wanted to experiment with using orchestral instruments. I have never been good at composing something using classical orchestral instruments, so this was a good learning tool for me. I am having my friend play cello on the final project instead of using the built in instrument so it has less of a computer feel and more of an audio human feel. I wrote lyrics and might have either a friend or me sing on this piece. Something cool that I added into this piece was the harp part. I have a mix of instruments which is cool. I have a harp as well as African Marimba’s as well as flutes, synths, and cellos. It is an interesting mix of cultural instruments which makes the piece sound cool.
For this project, I decided to make a rap/hip-hop song. I created this beat using both pre-recorded loops from logic and samples I wrote/played in myself using the midi keyboards in the lab. The finished product will also have lyrics which I am currently working on writing with my friend who will be featured, rapping over the current track. I focused a lot this time on the structure of the song. My song for the loop project was kind of lacking in that department so hopefully this one has a little bit more of a direction to it. The readings helped with this project especially in the area of automation. The logic lessons, as well as the videos really helped me figure out how to create appropriate automation for each track as well as helping me learn how to fade tracks so that changes in sections are not too abrupt. Keep in mind that some of the song is currently repetitive, but that most of the repetitive sections will have lyrics over them to make it more interesting.
I know this is extremely late, but I thought I was going to drop this class so I did not work on this project. This is a very rough draft but I think its a good start. I am not good at making beats or staying in any time of rhythm so this may take me a while. The logic lessons helped me with how to use the midi in my songs. Also, class time helped me by watching Professor Snyder make beats. I know I need to expand on this song, and think of some lyrics. My next draft will be better!
Hey guys, thanks for the patience, I put a ton of time into making the drum beat for this eclectic and kind of funky more downtempo song. I am going to try to add in a recorded synthesizer as well as some other instruments. I used step input for my first almost ambient sounds then input the other sounds just using a MIDI keyboard. I can’t wait to see where this song goes.
The readings helped a lot on this because I am not a very strong keyboard player so without the step input feature I would have lacked the ability to input notes to the MIDI track that way. I also have become much more proficient with the keyboard commands and keybindings of Logic.
I started with lyrics this time but I think I am going to save them for a later song. I cannot find the sounds that I want to use for the lyrics I wrote. These new lyrics will probably be about cats…
I was a little intimidated by ultrabeat, but it was a good resource to start my project. Logic lesson 5 gave me a better understanding of the keyboard settings while lesson 6 helped me clean up my keyboard notes and make them sound well as a whole. Logic lesson 7 helped me learn about editing pitches and time signature which I will definitely be using in the future.
This is the first draft for the logic project, due to the issue I ran into in the first project of being unable to come up with lyrics for the final product I decided to reverse the process and do the vocals first. Well more of coming up with what the vocal is when played on piano. So, here is part of what the vocals sound like when played on piano. The Logic lesson five taught me to use the piano roll to edit the note played as well as duration and how to use step input recording. Logic Lesson six also helped with using the music score to edit and fine tune what i wanted into something I will be able to use to reproduce a vocal recording with a measure of consistency. This song is most likely going to be lullaby-ish/ballady.
Come sail away with me
to a far off land
Full of dreams come true
And so much more
Find the place that is past
The Faerie tales,
And Hero’s lore,
All out past the door