Explain the step by step process of this assignment… *
During this Project Genesis, I first wrote a proposal of what I’m going to do and what’s my goal and why. Then I started my research on how to do a mashup and basic skills of mashing up things. After I finished the research I went online and found songs and downloaded it into mp3. After that, I placed the songs into the GarageBand and renamed it so it would be easier to find. Then I tried putting different things together and see which one sounds better together. After I finished the first few songs I downloaded it and I added some loops. Later I downloaded more songs. Some I added more loops to it and some I added plug-ins. Later when I finished that part I listened to the mashup a few time and see what can fix and when I’m finished I saved it as mp3 and submitted it onto the blog. So overall in my mashup, there are about 10 songs and 5 loops, 2 to 4 plugins, a drum track, and 2 different digital instruments.
Assess your success against your must-haves and desirable qualities from your proposal… *
In my proposal, I wrote my goal, which is “mashup four different songs and create a remix/ mashup and it will probably be 3 or 4 minutes. I will add different things in it, maybe turn the music into electronic music a bit, add loops, effect and different instruments to it. ” I achieved my goals because I used at least 4 different songs, it’s between 3 and 4 minutes. Also, it sounds like some electronic songs and at last, I added different loops, a drum track, piano, harp, and effects. I also succeed at another goal about what I wish to learn, I wrote “I hope to learn how to mashup four songs because I never mashed up songs before, also I want to learn not only how to mashup songs, it’s how to mashup sounds together so it will sound good together. I’m also hoping to learn how to more about beats, using GarageBand, software instruments, loops and etc.” I achieved some of the goals by watching some youtube that talked about it and the rest I learned it by doing it and practicing it on Garageband. Also I had all my must-haves, my must have is “More than 10 different loops, Every song have the same beat, Have 4 songs or more, A Drum track, 2 or 3 digital instruments, Different Plug-ins, Kind of sound like an EDM” and in my mashup it has all 8 of those elements.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
I learned many new skills in this project, this is new to me because this is the first time I used GarageBand to create a mashup with different songs with many other features. I learned how to mash songs up properly, how to download the mp3 and put it into GarageBand, how to overlap two similar songs so it makes it more interesting but in the same time good, how to add digital instruments with the songs and not making it sound bad, and many other things. I think this project is very nice and fun because it taught me a lot of things about mashups and listening to few of my favourite songs . If I had to teach the class how to do this assignment, I would teach them the way I learned it. For example, I will tell them to research about mashups and see if they can learn it by kind of self teaching. Then teach them how to do mashups if they still don’t know, how to add instruments, how to add songs, how to add a drum track, how to add loops and effects and many other simple things. I will also teach them how to add the songs and how to make two songs sound good together, you can do that by maybe add plug-ins such as delay, and maybe distortion, you could also add loops. GarageBand is important because you can edit the sounds to make it sound fancier and more interesting. So, in conclusion, I learned many new skills in this project and this project really helped me understand how people make mashups more.
What challenges did you face and overcome. *
I faced several challenges in this assignment, for example, the songs don’t sound good together. The digital instrument doesn’t work well with the songs or it doesn’t have a beat or a flow. The harp kind of sound weird with the Lucid dream part (song). But the most challenging challenge is how to end it because just before I was about to end this sound I used All the stars from black panther (song) and it has a rap part in it and it just doesn’t sound like it is ending so I need to find a way to make it sound like it’s ending soon. But at last, I overcome these challenges. I overcome the challenge of the songs doesn’t sound good together by changing the song to another song, use a different part of that song, and add plugins. I also overcome the challenge of the digital instrument doesn’t work well with the songs or it doesn’t have a beat or a flow by first adding the notes then go edit it a bit from the bottom part that you can edit. I overcame the harp by changing an octave. Lastly, I overcome how to end it because just before I was about to end this sound I used All the stars from black panther(song) and it has a rap part in it and it just doesn’t sound like it is ending so I need to find a way to make it sound like it’s ending soon, I found a song called break up with your boyfriend i’m bored by Arianna Grande and in the middle there is a part that connects to the previous part a bit and sounds like it’s ending. So that’s how I overcome the challenges.