During this assignment, we had to first go record 4 sounds around our school. after we had recorded our 4 sounds we imported them into Garageband. In Garageband, we used a variety of plugins and effects to edit the sounds so they sounded completely different than their original. we made a 2-minute screencast describing what plugins we used and showed our original and altered sounds. once our music teacher Mr. Otoole knew what sounds we were using. we got busy using those sounds to try to find cool and interesting rhythms and beats. We also included at least 4 Apple Loops, 1 Drummer, and 2 Software Instruments to provide the background beats and keep the flow of the whole song. The song mainly used the school sounds and a few apple loops as the main beats, while the Drummer really added strong background beats. It was 2 minutes long and once finished with a rhythm we were satisfied with, exported on to our blog post as a low-quality MP3 so Mr. Otoole can mark it.
Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. *
My first sound was our French teacher Ms. Perrault screaming. I chose this sound because it had high intensity and was also quite exciting. It had an obvious beat so it was easy to find rhythms out of it which could easily be heard throughout the entire song. It was also really useful for transitioning as it-slowly got quieter and quieter which built up lots of peak for sounds after it. My second sound was Mr. Loo saying ” Stop wasting my tape”. This sound was used for many of the deep, low-intensity beats in my song. Since there were 4 individual words, I could use a combination of the sounds of the words to find rhythms for the song. My third sound was a student named Cheng speaking French. This sound was also quite useful since the French had so many different sounds and syllables, most of which were not found in English. again, I also used this for all the deep-low intensity sounds ( This time Bitcrushed instead of Pitch Changed) as many of the syllables sounded quite cool and rhythmic when deep. my fourth and final sound was the Microwave beeping when you finish heating something up. This sound was useful, but it was more useful as a background beat rather than the main rhythmic beats. It was a simple yet cool sound that already had its own rhythm, so I didn’t want to waste too much of its potential. This is the only sound I did not alter a lot ( only added echo and delay ) and ended up providing cool, futuristic background noise to support the drummer, which also ended up being really useful for transitions as it gets faster and faster due to the delay effects.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
Before I didn’t know anything about digital composition. Know, I can digitally compose a song to a minimal level. I have learned how to use a variety of plugins to make a sound completely unlike it’s original. My favorite tool so far has to be the Bitcrusher. It can turn pretty much all audio’s into deep, old retro-styled audios. The effect is audio which is both different and cool. Reverb an Echo was also really cool tools to use. They gave a kind of droning effect which sounded quite good on several of my audios ( such as the screaming ) as it made it more intense. I now sat that I can confidently compose a small little piece of music on my own. Using the vast majority of Apple loops given to us and the huge variety of plugins. You can basically make any sound you want possible. And with the digital instrument skills we learned, I am now more confident in being able to make backgrounds tunes with the instruments in addition to the drummer. This knowledge I have learnt makes me confident I can compose a nice and fun little song or rhythm.
What challenges did you face and overcome? *
The biggest challenge for me was finding Apple Loops. I had sorted through so many Apple Loops in order to find the ones I liked. While I eventually was able to find Apple Loops. It took me a lot of time. I ended up really liking the synths since most of them had high intensities and pitches. The timing was also a slight issue for some of my audios a several of them were not really in time with the loops at first. I was able to overcome most of these issues using some time outside of class to slowly sift through loops and I got the piece in time with so trimming.
The natural world affects us by having many sudden storms which can destroy buildings. for example, if you are building a building, you have to anticipate for wind, and typhoons which can potentially hit against your structure. Gravity also pulls things down so you should make sure your tower is not going to potentially be pulled down on the side.
We can use experiments to learn about how the real engineers outside design buildings that we can feel safe in. We can experiment with different controlled and dependent variables and see which gives better or different results. It connects us to how our real world is able to survive heavy storms and what designs are much better than other designs.
In this unit, I learnt a lot about how forces work on buildings and how we can avoid those impacts. i also did an experiment putting the function of abutments to the test and found out that they do indeed make a big impact on the total strength of the bridge.
I was able to identify problems by paying attention when something seemed unusual. Such as one bridge being able to hold significantly more weight than the other two. I solved them by looking for errors. a good common error is human error where something is placed incorrectly or something similar. I faced human error quite a few times and was able to notice it almost every time. i conducted my research by laying each bridge over 2 tables and slowly hanging weight over time until they fall. I managed my time by preplanning what I would do the next class at the end of every class.
No activity really made an impression to me, I did learn what Urban designers do.
I learnt how many issues there actually are in our environment and what urban designers have to do to fix these issues.
Designing was challenging mainly because I suck when it comes to technology. There was not a lot of risk taking experiences though
No, not at all. I thought this trip was going to hit my interest but it really did not
Please answer: ( No worries questions very simple just take like 2 minutes )
What do u like about the logo
What could I improve on the logo
See, said it was simple. Answer properly please
I think that while I could have done better, my logo was okay. I think I did extremely well on making it memorable as all comments said it was memorable. I also did good on making it simple. Some viewers said that they could see lots of effort with the brush strokes and I think that is true. I liked the the brush strokes turned out precise but some could be more accurate
I think I could improve on using a big variety of tools. I only used the brush tool and shaper tool which some said made it less appealing. If I could redo this, I would make some of my brush strokes my precise or make use of tools which I may not even have explored yet. I could also arrange my time better as most of his project was pushed towards the end of its due date
How is recording the same and different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
The recording is different than the original song. The original song was very soft and very slow. I changed it to a somewhat in between soft and energetic song. Somewhat in a way like Jingle Bells. I did this to try to match the ukulele a bit more. The ukulele does not really play softly unless you really strum slowly. But I am not use to strumming slowly so I chose to change the song. I also increased the rate of the song to quite a bit faster. This is to try to match the drummer. While you are allowed to change the drummer’s speed. I don not think a slow silent drummer sounds that well as drummers are commonly associated with being energetic. In conclusion, I stepped up the beat quite a beat as I think the ukulele and drummers are more commonly associated with being energetic.
How did your music classes prepare you for this assignment? *
Our music classes gave us time to prepare for this assignment. The time in class was mostly used to practice our ukulele song. I did not have to practice strumming, but rather had to practice swapping between notes on my fingers. the hardest one to swap was the G7. It was really hard to line up two fingers in a row, but with some practice I got slightly better. In Garage band, the only think I needed to experience was the digital instrument, after some testing, I decided i liked the piano the most, the piano was also the most suitable pitch for my song, as instruments like the big bass are quite low. Singing had no real change, it was just as embarrassing. Drummer was pretty easy as you just add a track, I chose to use cymbals on parts that were end of the chorus to really give a conclusion. Overall, I think I managed my time pretty well as The last day before the assignment I was done, rather than having it all jammed on the last day
Today , I went to a school called Ling ling Ying. This is a school that is not like CDNIS at all. They are only banned 3, which means they receive the least amount of money from the government, I was surprised by how there school was.
First, I noticed that there school was very environmental. They grow a lot of plants. I learned that they grew 10 different kinds of herbs which really surprised me. I like the green roof at CDNIs, but there school is like a green roof everywhere! They even make snacks out of the plants they grow, such as a snack they made for us which was a herbal dough with sesame wrapped in banana leaves. What also really surprised me is that hey actually care a lot about the environment. There school is clearly not as big and high quality as ours. But they are the most environmental school i’ve ever seen.
In our exhibition, I think you could help out this school. First, you could raise money to help this school get more equipment. For example, right now there sport ground only has balls. You can get them stuff such as discs, cones, ropes, footballs, and many others. Ot you could install some seats and lights in the cafeteria. You could even think about how you could apply things they do in their school to ours. I think for exhibition make we could make our school more eco-friendly. Such as growing plants or making more outdoors.