Saturday, June 7, 2014

Entirely Joined Meaning

I was always confused by all the definitions of remix and mashup, but now I dare to publish a remix (mashup?) from a song and recorded speech (both by me) that is my very personal way to explain remix.

A Remix Remix

I am sure you have already listen to a remix where you can hear a song interrupted by someone saying something. This is exactly what the tutorial is about.

I will create this kind of remix and by that telling you about the foundations of Audacity which is a sound editing software and which you can download for free. But first listen to the example.

I have used a song I created for a different tutorial and I will record me saying one of the many definitions on remix.

The following 8 but short tutorial videos will tell you about all. Just before watching them download and install Audacity. Note that I am a PC user, Shortcuts I mention may be different with a Mac.

The Audacity interface, loading an audio file and previewing it:

Select, copy and paste to a new track, remove clipping noises:

Generating new audio parts and moving them.

Recording and noise removal.

Taking parts of the speech and remixing it with the song. 

More parts of the speech will be remixed with the song.

Exporting as mp3.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One, Two, Wow!

As an example of an assignment idea I have posted at the ds106 assignment bank, I have produced a piece of music, where you can hear a voice saying something over a beat.

I used Soundation to create a beat and exportet this as a .wav to my computer. After this I loaded the file into Audacity. In Audacity I recorded my voice saying 'One, two, Wow.' I did not choose the words for any meaning, but because I felt it right for my chosen beat.

Music Production and Sharing

A series of tutorials about how to produce pieces of music and how to share them on Soundcloud and Tumblr.

The first video shows you how to find the download page from a great free sound editing software called Audacity.

The next video shows you how to produce a beat with the free online software Soundation. When have created the beat it is opened in Audacity where a voice track is recorded. (You could record in Soundation, but not in the free version.)

The third video is about sharing a Soudcloud track onTumblr blog.