For this track, we were tasked to create a song while creating our own beat. When creating the track, I wanted to have a drop in the song, and to do this, my sounds had to have been leading up to something. I gradually made the sounds get louder until the drop, and then it was highest after the drop. I thought of it like a roller-coaster, gradually going up and then going down fast. I had the chance to show this song to DJ Enferno, or Eric Jao, who went on tour with Madonna on several occasions. On his YouTube channel, he specializes in live remixes. Overall, I enjoyed making this track.
Rushing Back Remix
To start this track, we had the vocals of "Rushing Back" by Flume featuring Vera Blue. I wanted to have the most loops during the parts where the energy was the highest, and vice versa with the lowest energy. I used volume and pan effects to help with this. This project took around a week to complete, and I remember scratching everything at the start of class one day and going back to square one. That move allowed me to explore more options with the song and more loops, whereas I didn't give myself many options in the first go. This was a fun project to do and it helped me as a producer.
First Ableton Project
For this project, I took samples from my teacher and made them into a track that I enjoyed. I like making tracks with high energy and flow with an energetic mood, and I feel that is encapsulated in this track. I used different effects like pan in this track to make it resemble a live music experience. Our class has an Ableton Push available for use, so it was easier to put sounds where I wanted when I wanted. As one of my first tracks in Ableton, I enjoyed creating it, and I am excited to produce more songs in Ableton using the Push.
For this project, I wanted to keep an upbeat mood to mirror the high energy. I wanted to also keep the flow consistent through the composition. To mix this track, I mainly used the options given to me when I clicked on a loop rather than using the push. I enjoyed making this track because I like experimenting with different sounds. The trial and error aspect of it is one thing I truly enjoy. I also learned that major and minor keys can blend together to make something incredible.