As individual who’s in love with music, I found this assignment to be quite enjoyable. Well at first….Prior to the start of this assignment, GarageBand was just another useless app on my MacBook, wasting space on my hard drive. I assumed only people who are into producing music or bands actually utilized the software. I also conclude (without much thought or evidence) that it was a complicated software, probably something like photoshop, but for music. So I buried it the deep dark corners of my Mac until this wretched day came.
Ok. Maybe I’m being a LITTLE dramatic.
My first reaction, when I opened up the application was
Then I saw my music from my itunes on the side and thought to my self, “there’s hope.” I spent 3 hours of playing songs on my iTunes trying to figure out which would be the chosen ones. NBD.
First off, selecting only TWO songs was extremely difficult. I like them all a lot! I finally settled with “Bad Woman” by Arctic Monkeys as my intro (because I consider myself a bad ass 🙂 and it’s a super awesome song. Muse’s “Bliss,” was used as my outro because I loveeee that song.
After I got over the HARDEST part of the assignment… selecting the songs, I had to go through the next difficult task of figure out which part of the songs I wanted to feature in my podcast. After that, struggling with volume, fades, splits, and dying numerous times, I successfully completed my first garageband podcast. It took me much longer than I would have liked and I had to record myself numerous times because I wasn’t happy with the fact that I sounded like a man. My recorded voice is not sexy at all, so let’s just say that’s not my normal voice.
Uploading this assignment was a nightmare! I had to deal with copyright issues with sound cloud and I uploaded it several times and my voice over didn’t play. It was just a hot mess. But finally here
It was painful…ly fun. HA.