In the lesson, I made a song using the mac programme ‘Logic’ which is professionally used within the music industry. I learned how to use the programme from an industry professional called Tom, who is a music producer. Since I had never used the programme before, I was therefore unsure how to use the programme. However, I got used to the programme fairly quickly and easily. I then managed to make a sample track using the programme. The track that I made was a rock track; it was a lot heavier than the one I made on ‘Garage band’. I certainly find ‘Logic’ to be a much better music programme than ‘Garage band’ as it is easy to use and the music created is of a much better quality.
In order to plan my track; I listened to different songs in my favourite genre, rock and tried to find tunes on the programmed similar to the songs that I enjoy. I made rough notes on what sounds I wanted to use for my track. This helped me with making the actual track, as I knew what sounds went well together. Tom helped me with the backing beats and the tempo of the song; this made the process of making the song quick and easy. He also listened to my track and gave me pointers on how to improve it.
The quality of the sound was much smoother than ‘Garage band’ as it was not as fuzzy. The sound on ‘Garage band’ is a cacophony. The track I produced on ‘Logic’ was certainly better quality and easy to do. Even though the track is heavier rock; it definitely sounds more professional and is closer to being industry standard. I think if people were to listen to both tracks and compare the two, I should think they would have a more positive response to the track on logic.
The track was highly unique; I think it was the only track, which was rock. This certainly shows that my taste in music differs to the rest of the class as many of their tracks was either ‘Hip Hop’, ‘Techno’ or ‘Pop’. My track really made a change in the mood, because of the heavy but low base and guitar riffs.
I was definitely on top of my production management; I was constantly listening to my track and making changes so that the track sounded perfect. The help that I was given certain helped me manage my time and the production of my tack. Learning how to use ‘Logic’ before hand helped the production of my tack and I was able learn more about the programme whilst producing the track.
The only real constraint that I encountered was having never used the programme before, however, I was able to learn using the programme quickly and easily and within about fifteen minutes of being lectured on using the programme, I was well on my way to making a track on ‘Logic’.
The equipment that I used was an Apple mac, which I have at home and the ‘Logic’ programme which was new to me. It was easy for me to use the programme because the programme is easy to use.
When I presented my track to class; it was met with high praise, this is because the track I made differed greatly to the majority of the tracks made by other members of the class. This definitely helped as it showed me that my track was unique.
The only improvement I would make to my track would be to add lyrics so that it is not just a piece of music, I think that the track definitely needs lyrics because a majority of songs in the rock genre have lyrics, it is rare to find rock songs without lyrics