Mastering Audio Project

Creative Commons image by eelke dekker at Flickr

Goal

  • Convey knowledge of melody terms and concepts and use this knowledge to build melodies in GarageBand

Mastering Terms

  • Coming soon

Product

  • Create a blog post with embedded media from SoundCloud and Flickr of mastering work.

Examples

  • Coming soon!

Steps

  • Day 1 – Create Blog Post, Add Section Headings, and Define Terms
    • Create blog post titled, Mastering Audio Project
    • Copy and paste the headings below
      • Summary
      • Mastering Lesson
      • My Favorite Mastered Recording
      • My Mastered Work
      • Mastering  Terms
      • What I Learned and Problems I Solved
    • Under the Mastering Terms heading
  • Day 2 – Watch …
    • Finish
  • Day 3 – Recreate the Theme
    • Recreate the sample in GarageBand
    • Include under the Mastering Lesson heading
      • A  screenshot of mastered tracks; uploaded to Flickr and embedded into your blog post
      • The exported sound of before and after mastering as mp3 files; uploaded to Soundcloud and embedded into your post
      • Answer the questions (use mastering terms in your answer): How was working with GarageBand’s mastering editor?
        • What was challenging?
        • What was revealing?
  • Day 4 – Examine One of Your Favorite Mastered Songs
    • Include under the One of My Favorite Mastered Recording heading
      • A  screenshot of mastered tracks; uploaded to Flickr and embedded into your blog post
      • Exported sound of before and after mastering as mp3 files; uploaded to Soundcloud and embedded into your post
        • Be sure to save it as a Creative Commons file and give credit to the musicians
      • Answer the questions (use mastering terms in your answer):
        • What did you notice about mastered tracks?
        • What was revealing?
  • Day 5 to 2nd to Last Day of Project – Create a My Mastered Work
    • Watch 
    • Select a composition to master
    • Include under the My Mastered Work heading
      • A  screenshot of the mastered tracks in GarageBand; uploaded to Flickr and embedded into your blog post
      • Exported sound of before and after mastering as mp3 files; uploaded to SoundCloud and embedded into your post
      • Answer the questions (use compositional terms in your answer):
        • Where did you have to do the most adjusting of the settings?
  • Second to Last Day
    • Create What I Learned heading
      • Explain what you learned and at least one problem you overcame
      • Include a link to a tutorial you used and describe how you used it
  • Last Day
    • Present mastered work

Tools

  • GarageBand
  • SoundCloud
  • Audacity
  • Flickr

Resources

Feedback Form

  • Feedback Form (PDF)

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