Blog Podcast

Hint: To listen to the podcast click the link and it will direct you to the google drive file and then click “download” and it’ll open in whatever your default music player is.

Hi everyone! So this week’s assignment for class was pretty much the toughest yet…to create a music file (podcast) commercial for our blog using GarageBand or some sort of music editor. This took an extreme amount of attention to detail and what not to attempt to make a perfect music file. Since I have absolutely no ear for music what so ever I found this to be extremely difficult. Using the program Garageband itself wasn’t tough, it’s pretty straight forward after watching tutorial videos for a little help. The actual editing and file creating however, was a whole level of difficult.

We were instructed to use two different songs that were to fade in and out and merge together using a technique called “crossfade.” This was probably the easiest part of the task (just simply adjusting the volume of each song to higher or lower depending on which one is fading out). The other part of the task was to record a voice file over the introduction song. The recording part wasn’t too hard. I figured I would start the intro with just pure music (no lyrics) and then once lyrics began I started to record my blog “commercial.” Once again, adjusting the background song volume was pretty straight forward so you can solely hear the voice recording over the low volume of the song.

The absolute most difficult part for me was “splicing” the first song. Like I said, I have no musical ear and it’s pretty hard for me to even count beats in music. I tried, but I’ll be the first to say that my splice is a pretty sloppy one. I tried to adjust the volume accordingly so the sloppy splice wasn’t SO noticeable. I guess this technique takes a little practice to get it just right.

Overall I think that my podcast is pretty decent for being a first time GarageBand user and by no means a professional music editor. I’m glad that we got to learn some of these editing techniques because you never know when you’ll need to make some sort of recording or podcast in the professional world or even just for fun. Hopefully with more practice I can get the hang of it.