Project Genesis – Crit B/D – Final product

This is my song

Project Genesis – Criteria Di

Explain the step by step process of this assignment… *
For this project, I got to choose what I wanted to do using the things I learned until now. I chose to make an EDM song because I always enjoyed listening to EDM songs and wanted to try making one. First, I had to watch YouTube videos and tutorials to get a general knowledge of how to make an EDM song. I learned steps to make an EDM song and other requirements and tips for making an EDM song. After this, I had to answer a survey of what videos I watched and what I learned from them. Once, I got started on my project, I first tried to make a melody track by trying random melodies to see if it sounds good. Then, I created the instruments that I am going use and created 2 drum tracks, 3 melody tracks, and 1 apple loops track. Since I wasn’t comfortable with drums yet, I got help from Caleb to create a drum track. Once I got the basic structure of the song, I asked Mr. Otoole for feedback and he told that my intro part was a bit too long and that my song was too short. After I started editing the order to make it sound better, I tried using different plugin effects to make the track sound more cool and suitable with my song. After I finished editing, I exported the song in medium quality(256kb /s) and created a new post in my blog and uploaded my song to it. Lastly, I submitted the link to my blog on google classroom so that Mr. Otoole could mark it.

 

Assess your success against your assessable criteria from your proposal… *
My goal for this assignment was to create an EDM song that is exciting and entertaining for others to listen to and develop my GarageBand skills. I think my song is entertaining for others to listen to and has some exciting parts. Also, I significantly improved my GarageBand skills by try using new instruments and using different plugin effects. My criteria that I was going to use to self-asses my project was that it will be about something that I am proud of myself and interested in. It will be at least 2 minutes long, use different plugin effects, have 2 or more melody instrument tracks, include 4 or more apple loops. I am satisfied with my song and used different plugin effects, have 2 melody tracks and 2 drum tracks but I only used 1 apple loops track because I mostly just used instrument tracks except for the riser track in apple loops. Although, I did not use 4 apple loops tracks, I think my song makes sense and has a logical order to it. Also, I think my song is entertaining and uses different plugin effects.

 

Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
From this assignment, I learned how to make and simple EDM song. By watching tutorials and other videos about how to make an EDM song, I learned the basic structure and requirements of an EDM song. Also, I learned more about GarageBand tools such as, plugin effects, instruments and other things. I got more comfortable with creating drum tracks that fit my song.

 

What challenges did you face and overcome. *
During the process of making my song, I had to reorder the whole entire song because the intro part was too long and tedious and the song was shorter than 2 minutes. I duplicated my original project in case I make a mistake and can’t recover my original song. Once, I duplicated my project, I renamed it and deleted everything except for the tracks that I was going to use. I tried to reorder them so that the song would be more longer and less tedious in the intro part. In addition, I added some new tracks to it so that it doesn’t sound too repeating and also changed some of my instruments because they didn’t fit my song. Once, I was done with this, I edited the song and added different plugin effects for my tracks.

Project Genesis – Criteria Aii

 

What information are you using from this link? *
I learned the basic requirements of making an edm song such as drum tracks, or melodies. Also, the video included other different tips and tricks to make an edm song. It also showed steps to follow in order to make an edm song.
What information are you using from this link? *
This video taught me the basic steps and procedures to make an edm song, such as adding melodies to the song and other things like drops and buildups.
What information are you using from this link? *
This video is a simple tutorial to make an edm song. This video was relatively more longer than the other videos on this list providing more detailed steps and procedures. It also included easy personal tips and tricks from the artists to help others make edm songs.
What information are you using from this link? *
This video was very short and concise to the point but it still included all the necessary parts of making an edm song. It was also very beginner-friendly, so I could understand all the steps and not get confused by hard expert words.

Project Genesis – Criteria Ci

What is the goal of your assignment? *
I want to create an EDM song that is exciting and entertaining for others to listen to. I also want to develop my GarageBand skills.
Why this project? *
I chose to do this project because I always enjoyed listening to EDM and I wanted to learn how to make one. I also want to get familiar with the GarageBand tools related to eds sot that I can develop my GarageBand skills. In addition, I also thought that creating an EDM song would be fun because I personally enjoy listening to it and it is easier for me.
Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal. *
First, I will watch the video on the project information document posted in google classroom to get the basic concept and ways to create an EDM. After this, I will watch some more tutorials and get more information about EDM. I will create a project in GarageBand and choose a melody(from other songs).
What do you hope to learn? *
I hope to learn how to create an EDM song that is exciting and not boring. I also want to develop my GarageBand skills and get to know more about how to create a song in GarageBand. I also want to learn more about plugin effects because they are a crucial tool for creating music.
What are the criteria you will use to self assess the success of your product? *
My project will be about something that I am proud of myself and interested in.  It will be at least 2 minutes long, use different plugin effects, have 2 or more melody instrument tracks, include 4 or more apple loops.

Sounds of CDNIS Reflection

Sounds of CDNIS – Criteria Di 2019/20

Here is my song

Describe the process of this assignment. *
For this assignment, I had to include 4 sounds from CDNIS, 4 or more loops including a teacher vocal, 1 drum track, and 2 melody instruments. In addition, the use of plugin effects was also required for the CDNIS soundtracks. First, I had to go around the school and recorded random noises from the school. For example, I recorded students chatting, doors closing, and other common daily life noises that you hear every day in the school. After I chose 4 tracks to use from the sounds that I have recorded, I imported them in GarageBand and started testing different plugin effects on them so that they could fit in my song and sound different from the original track. Then, I created 2 instrument tracks for the song. Once I got ready, I duplicated the project so that I could rearrange my tracks for the 2 minutes screencast video. In my video, I introduced the different tracks I was using and the plugin effects that I used to edit the CDNIS soundtracks. Then, I went back to GarageBand and tried listening to different apple loops. Once I decided what loops I was going to use, I thought about what I could use my CDNIS sounds for and decided to make a drum. I also added 2 melody tracks and tried to rearrange the whole project so that it could make more sense and sound more like a song. After I finished my song, I exported my song and posted it on my blog and turned in the link to my blog in google classroom so that Mr. Otoole could mark it.
Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. *
For my sounds of CDNIS, I had to record 4 different tracks including a teacher vocal. To begin with, the first sound I used was clicking a table. I mainly used this for the beat in my drum and added a delay effect so that I sound more satisfying. For my second sound, I used a door closing. I mainly used this sound between tracks to signal that the previous section ended. For my third and fourth sound, I recorded me banging a table and a sofa. These 2 sounds were used as my main beat and structure in my drum. For my teacher vocal, I used Ms. Mac saying “what are you doing here? Are you allowed to be here? Who gave you permission to be here?”. I added a pitch shifter effect to make it sound more cool and I used this multiple times in my song
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
Before this assignment, I didn’t know how to use plugin effects but by using and testing different plugins and practicing how to use them, I got more used to them and learned how to use different plugin effects for different tracks. I also learned that by using plugins effectively, you can transform your track from being repetitive and inappropriate for your song to a track that can be very useful. I also learned how to organize my tracks and put them in an order of most significant to least significant. Before this assignment, I randomly placed my tracks without order and often ended up spending 3 minutes looking for the right track when there were multiple tracks in my project, but after this assignment, I learned how to use them efficiently and organized.
What challenges did you face and overcome? *
When I was working on my project, I forgot the requirement that I need to include 2 melody tracks in my song. Eventually, I ended up creating my song and finishing without any use of melody instruments. I tried playing random melodies to see if they fit in with the rest of the song. Fortunately, I found an instrument that fits in my song and used it to create suspense at the climax of the song. Also, when I was done with my project, I realized that my song was only 1 minute 30 seconds long. I overcame this by making the intro part of the song longer and adding new tracks to the song by deleting unnecessary tracks. I did make my song longer by doing this, but this also led to weird moments in the song and made it go over 3 minutes. So, I tried to shorten some of the parts that were too boring or repetitive.

Grade 8 Science Credible Scientists Reflection

In this unit, I have learned how to be a credible scientist. To begin with, I used credible methods to find a relationship between the independent variable and the dependent variable. During my data collection, I made sure all the control variables are consistent and repeated the experiment when there was an unexpected event or error. For example, I didn’t include the data that I have failed to control the environment, such as, different angles of releasing the whirlybirds and the whirlybirds that landed on the stairs. Also, I used 3 trials for each independent variable and used the average value as my dependent variable. As a result, I had a consistent relationship between my independent variable and my dependent variable and the range of each dependent variable was very small.

Table #1 : Drop time of the whirlybirds

IV – Length of leaves (cm) DV – Drop time of the whirlybirds
Trial #1 Trial #2 Trial #3
5 9 8.88 8.87
6 6.72 6.6 6.75
7 4.47 4.31 4.59
8 3.59 3.61 3.34
9 3.1 2.97 3.1