1) For the mood, energy and flow of the song, I chose to create a song that was upbeat and energetic. I used instruments like the electric piano to create higher pitched sounds for a more lively track. Also, I wanted a song that sounded more happy and light, instead of sad and dark. 2) For the song, I chose to use only four beats so that it didn't sound mixed up. This also limited my options, so I chose to have two steady beats throughout the song, and break up the other beats into individual segments so that they didn't overlap. I looked for beats that have a fast tempo. I used the hip-hop tracks because I have always been the most intrigued by hip-hop music. 3) What I learned most in this project is that sometimes , less is more. If you add too many tracks, the beat you make will not sound good. But, if you add around 4-5 tracks, it might make the beat sound better. This is because if there are too many tracks, the sounds will get mixed together. I really enjoyed trying out all of the different sounds from the hip-hop section, and all of the other sections.
The Ableton project was, in my opinion, the most interesting. Working with Ableton allowed us to make very unique tracks. We also had more options for instruments, pan, sound, etc. One of the most interesting parts of working with Ableton was our ability to use the push, an instrument that connected to the computer program. The Push made it more fun to use Ableton. Using the push, we could change the volume, pan, instrument, and more. Working with Ableton was a great experience that allowed us to use unique sounds and instruments to create very diverse pieces. This particular project was to create a remix of a song. We used pan, sweep, volume, and different music tracks to make a different song out of the first song.
Soundtrap Remix Project
This project was a remix of the song "Rushing Back." We used the base song and added our own sounds, music, and effects to make a new song. I used many different instruments such as piano guitar, tambourine, and drums. Also, I used effects such as hip-hop beats, and bass. I implemented these in different spots to create different combinations of sound. Also, I changed the volume throughout each track to make other parts of the sound pop out. Each verse of the song had a different and unique sound to it, making the song interesting. Another thing I did was I used pan on the instruments. I did this to separate the sounds so it was easier to hear each instrument.
Soundtrap first song
This was the first beat that we constructed in music technology. We had total freedom in creating this song, meaning that we only had to add our own beats, not construct a remix. As you can see, there are fewer instruments and less use of pan, sweep, etc. This is because it was my first time ever making a beat, and I was very inexperienced. Overtime, I went back and changed/added some elements to the beat to make it better. Also, I added more effects to separate the song so it wasn't clustered together.