These were my projects during this semester, beginning with the last one I made. The last one on this page was the first one I worked on.
This is my own remix that I made with the original song, "Rushing Back" (feat Vera Blue) by Flume. We were given the song but with only the lyrics, and we had to choose our own music to add to it. I chose music that sounded good with the lyrics. What I learned was that different sets of lyrics repeat numbers of times and each set has it’s own mood, so I decided to copy my soundtracks and place them where the lyrics repeat. The lyrics also repeat with the music changing, like for example the beginning lyrics repeat in the end but of course the music changes at the end, so I not only put the same tracks, but I also added a new track to give the feeling that the song is ending.
Another thing we did in Soundtrap was make Four Measure Changes. It was about making a soundtrack that is four measures long. My choice of loops to mix sounded very good. I also did great with creating the beginning, the main piece and the ending. What I did was I chose loops that I really liked and put them together; I realized how good they sounded together. I also added drum notes with the virtual drum note tool. Finally, I added guitar notes, I did that by changing the mode of the keyboard. I learned what to do to make the soundtrack sound better. I did this by choosing at what time the drum notes play. I also added a short track in the middle of the song to play right before the main piece.
This is the Modal Beats assignment. I didn't use loops in this one. I used drums and the only other tool I used was the virtual keyboard. The track had to be 16 measures long. I recorded the keyboard and added drum beats, then I copied them and pasted them in different places so that the whole track would repeat in pattern. I learned how to use the keyboard while doing this. I learned how to play it, how to see the notes and how to change the type of music and sounds the keys make.
This is the Drum Beats I made in Soundtrap. I didn't use any loops in this one. All I used was the virtual drum note tool. I chose for it to begin with simple beats, and then for them to go a bit intense at the end. It had to be 8 measures long. I learned how to use the virtual drum note tool. All I had to do was choose how many drum hits were played and when they occur. It was super easy. I also learned how to copy and paste the tracks so that they would repeat or play again in different moments.
This is my first Podcast in Soundtrap. It was the first and only time I used the mic tool in Soundtrap. And also, I included a recording of one of my favorite songs, "Twist and Shout" (The Beatles). I used the mic tool to introduce myself and the song at the beginning, and to tell the name of the song and the band at the end. I learned how to use the mic for Soundtrap, and also how to record stuff and insert it to the track. It wasn't hard at all.
This is my first Soundtrap project that I made. It took a while but I finally made it and it sounds really good; I'm proud of it. But I moved forward with help from my father. I only used loops in this one. What I did was put loops together by choosing which ones sounded good together. I also divided it into two halves, as you can see the tracks are divided into pieces, forming a line in the middle. I did that because the soundtrack had to be divided into pieces, the opening, the main piece and the closing. I made the line to mark the end of the beginning. Also, there are white pieces in the tracks, those are the fading in's and fading out's, I learned how to search for loops, add them to the track, extend them, cut them into pieces, and making them fade in and out. I learned how to start the track, what other loops play next and when all the loops play together, which is the main track.