Various Sounds was my first ever composition in Music Technology class. It was made on a small HTML5 website called Incredibox. It introduced the basic concept of mixing and having different tracks combined to make music. I took the direction of planning out the specific sounds I wanted to make and trying to improvise to that spot, so I thought it was challenging to be satisfied with what I made and not reset.
Alec's Beats (Soundtrap)
Alec's Beats was my first song made in Soundtrap, another music composition website. Its main strength was that I could compose at the speed that I wanted to and change the dynamics of the music through automation, but the downside was that I had to think about a lot more before I finished my project, including volume and panning. As a result, this project took significantly longer than Incredibox. Additionally, I experienced a problem with Soundtrap, where the song would not save, and I left the classroom thinking that it would finish eventually. It did not, and my progress was lost just before submission.
Rushing Back Remix (Soundtrap)
Creating this piece wasn't too different from the last project done in Soundtrap, but it was an introduction to effects for me. The effects I used were the reverse, filter, fuzz, and stereo delay. They made the music more enjoyable, but I was not able to automate them, forcing me to create separate tracks for every change in effects I wanted to make in the middle of the song.
Sample Project 4 (Ableton Live)
Sample Project 4 is the first and only project made in Ableton Live so far. It takes the concept of Incredibox and Soundtrap and mixes them into a streamlined application simple enough to be understood by students but powerful enough to be used in professional music creation. I used an Ableton Push for this, hardware that is designed for the Live program.
Alec's Beats 2 (Ableton Live)
For Alec's Beats 2 (Baljeet's Beats Project), I tried to go towards an energetic but ranging move. I achieved that by using a small pause in the main chorus around the middle of the song to flow from high energy to lower energy.. I like electronic music, so I went to the dance section of the Loops for Live folder and picked out a specific melody. After that, I added the bass and the beat to add on top of it. I repeated this until the song felt "complete." I learned many different kind of effects that I could use, including Small Room for reverb and Around the Head for a sinusoidal pan.