Audio Attempt

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It was actually an interesting experience creating this file. I spent the whole class period attempting to splice a remix by Adam K and Soha called “Need to Feel Loved”, which is a great song. However, the progressive house rhythms and lack of chorus were too much for me to handle, and I failed at finding an adequate place to splice the song.

When I got back from class, I decided to experiment with Ableton Live, a program I have wanted to use for a long time now. After about three hours of finding out cool things about Ableton but nothing relevant to this assignment, I decided to save that experimentation for my own time. Ableton, you are awesome, and I will be back.

Today, I decided to go back to the computer lab and finish this assignment once and for all, with Garageband. This time, I decided that I wanted to use songs that reference or are about people named Mike. Fitting. Anyways, my selections are “Pool Party” by The Aquabats, a ska super group, and the classic “Paul Revere” by none other than the Beastie Boys. Best lyric ever: “I’m Mike D. and I get respect. Your cash and your jewelry is what I expect.” Sounds like something awesome to put on one of my shirts…

Anyways, I spliced “Pool Party” at a part that I thought appropriate, even though its not quite seamless. I really like the effect I have of crescendoing through the splice and then the big band chorus coming in, followed by the crossfade into “Paul Revere”. The song just becomes audible as they introduce Mike D., the uber-badass in the heist that is detailed in the song. All in all, I’m pretty proud of myself.

There were two things I didn’t like about my audio. The first is that right in the beginning of it, there seems to be issues with the audio quality. A higher quality version of the song probably could have reduced that static sound in the beginning. Second, my voice over is really quite. I assure you I am not that timid, but I didn’t feel comfortable yelling at the screen with fifty people around me in the computer lab. Not going back to the asylum, not this time.

I hope you enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Audio Attempt

  1. ahahahhaha your podcast and post are really funny!! I love that bit of talking in the beginning, only thing is I don’t know if that’s you or the song. It doesn’t bother me though. I am terrible with this stuff so the only tip I can offer here is one a friend told me. He said that at the end of the song to fade it out “so it sounds smoother” or something. Maybe you’ll like it if you try it, maybe not.

  2. Nice work, I can’t hear where the splice is at all. And good job choosing your own music. The only thing I can think of to point out is that I think the volume was louder after the music bed than before it, and that was a little shocking for me. And I didn’t actually think your voice over was too quiet. It worked for me.

  3. I really like your choice of song! In the beginning I wasnt sure if that was you talking or part of the song it was clever! The only thing I can suggest is that you try to bring up your voice over so you are still able to keep your music bed slightly louder and more apparent behind it!

  4. jesslentini

    I think you did a great job with your podcast! I appreciate how much work you put into choosing the right songs that actually had meaning to you. It seems like you put a lot of thought and effort into this podcast which shows you are genuinely interested in learning the concepts and making your work the best it can be. I also agree with Jennifer about your posts. I like how you make them funny yet personal at the same time. It’s a nice little touch.

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