So it’s the end of our project and I must say, I’ve had a really great time becoming more confident working with audio. The actual recording process was much more organised in our second shoot for A New Place I Call Home.
All of my skill researching has been online and it’s been the case of sharpening my teeth using the simplicity that is Garageband and Audacity before moving back to other programs like Cubase which is a more complex program.
In terms of mastering sound, it’s a case of playing around with the master track’s EQ, frequency, and compressor. It really helped. Here’s the tutorial I used as a guide:
I’ve since been getting reacquainted working with sound in my new job now…I haven’t dealt with audio like this since my last degree…which was last decade!
And mastering was just a thing music producers did as far as I was concerned when I began finally recording my own music tracks. So I’ve learned to move past my own limitations here which is fantastic.
Check out some of the tracks I created for the show below:
Working with audio equipment other than my trusty audio interface and mics and home is nerve wrecking! Dealing with channels made me nervous with zoom mics. Boom mics were far easier to contend with during this project which I believe has to do with a mixture of lack of experience, faulty gear, and fluctuating confidence levels. I think if I actively explore sound in my own time and space I will get better at using the equipment efficiently.
In terms of animation, I was so pleased to be able to create simple animations on After Effects. The last program I learned animation on was Flash and again…this happened last decade! It meant a lot to gain confidence and I hope to further my skills in this area in my own personal projects.
Check out the intro I drafted out for our project below:
I have loved working on this project and hope our team does collectively agree to pitch the show as it’s a wonderful concept with so much potential!
Garageband and beyond, ‘Mastering With Garageband 10 Tips & Tricks’, Garagebandbeyond, viewed 15 August 2018, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLwT72UB1Dg>