This was the first ever song that I created on soundtrap. I used one beat from the loop library and built a song around that. I played around different loops and experimented which loops went best with each other and meshed in each part of the song. From this I learned the basic elements of soundtrap that would be useful to me later. I also learned the different types of automations and tested out the different kind of fades and pans with different loops in my song.
Thirty Second Podcast
I had to create a 30-second Podcast in Soundtrap introducing myself and my favorite song using a snippet of it. I also had to use a microphone to record my voice in a clear and comprehensible way. From this I learned good microphone ettiqute like being a certain distance from the speaker to amplify and make the voice clear. It also taught me how to effectively fade in and out the audio's that I work with in soundtrap. Gave me repect for how radio hosts make the transitions seamless with exact timing.
I had to create a 8-measure drum beat by layering the elements of kick drum, snares, and hi-hats together. It was fun learning the different elements of a drum beat and how they fit together to make a seamless and crisp beat. It was the first time that I used the pattern feature using Soundtrap and making my own type beat without using the pre-recorded loops.
I created a 16-measure beat in Soundtrap using mixolydian mode. This was the first time using my own chords that I used in a Sound Trap sound. It was confusing at first learning about the different types of modes in music and recognizing which chord progression fit with what mode. But after some days of practice and experimenting I used the mixolydian mode as it fit with the mood I had at the time. I learned how to blend my chord with the existing loops and beats that are pre-recorded on Soundtrap to create a good song.
Four Measure Changes
I created a piece of music using sections of four measures. I built the song using loops, then added chords in the B-minor key, and then added a kick drum pattern to complete the beat. It combined everything I've learned from the other projects like the automations,custom drum pattern, and custom chord progression, and key setting. This was one of my favorite projects to complete as it felt like I had full creative control over a song and I felt like I was in the studio producing for top artists. This was the first time using making a song using the brick wall method. It was helpful because It was easier to listen to the song and decide where each part of the loop fit the best within the melody. I also learned about the triad chord progression which had a big part of my song and the other loops complemented that part of it.
Rushing Back Remix
In this project I created a remixed version for the acapella version of Rushing Back by Flume. In this project I used many different loops of guitars, synths, pianos, flutes, bass, and sound effects to create a my personal rendition of this classic song. This was by first remix project I've done and it took me a whie. The song had many parts from the chorus to the bridge I had to include different mixes of loops to make the song staisfying to listen too. This time I became proficient with the brick wall method of producing songs. I added a lot of loops that i wasn';t familair with and they meshed together much to my surprise. I also added sound effects which I've never done more and I learned that it adds to complexity of my songs.