When making this song, I started browsing the loop browser for a cool drum beat. I looked up the descriptive word "funky" so I could find beats I liked. I then added a bass loop by playing the drum beat and the bass at the same time, and looking for one that fit. Lastly, I wanted to add an instrument that would play the melody of the song. Once I knew I was going to pick an electric guitar, I then did the same process where I played the beat and bass, and browsed for loops that fit. During this process, I learned that there is no right or wrong answer. There is a lot of trial and error and there is a lot of adjusting up until the final product. I also learned how to use SoundCloud and their loop browser in general.
When making this song, I first started with my song from last time. I wanted to add more so I added a saxophone. To find the right one, I used the trial and error method. I then did the same thing while looking for an 808 hihat loop. For the B section, I started by browsing beats, and picked the first one that caught my ears. The next step was to add a bass, After looking for a while, I decided to pick a deep electric guitar loop instead. I then added another drum beat to compliment the other the first. Next, I added a melody. I decided to pick an electric guitar loop. Lastly I added a fade effect to the melodies, to help them blend better. During this project, I learned that you can change the direction of the sound, when it is played through headphones or good speakers (right ear or left ear).
When making this song, I first started by choosing a good synth machine. I knew the keys I needed in order to stay in Dorian Mode were X, V, and N. I then made a melody using those notes. After that, I added a bass and used the same 3 notes to make sure it stayed in Dorian Mode. I then used loops to find a beat that would complete this piece of music. Lastly, I panned each of the layers to make it sound better. I learned that you can have a very simple beat with only a few layers of music, and it will still sound great.
When making this song, I started by looking for a flute or harp. I knew it was going to have something to do with nature so I wanted it to sound very pretty and light. I found a good harp loop and added some flute to go with it. I lastly added drums to the beat. I wanted to also add an element of mystery so I used some reversed guitar. Lastly, I mixed it, and panned it for better sound clarity. During this project I learned that there is a lot of creativity that goes into a song that goes with a video. I also leaned that a lot of the time, the video helps influence the music, or the other way around. It's almost like brainstorming where everyone's ideas bounce off each other.