So this week’s assignment was to create a commercial using an audio editing software like Garageband. When I heard this was the assignment for the week I was happy because audio editing is something I definitely know and enjoy! Before starting the project I sat at my laptop and took the time to go through a couple of beats that I made by sampling other records to use in the commercial. After all, since this blog is about sampling it only made sense to choose songs that used the technique in the advertisement! After deciding on which beat I wanted to use, I went back and also found the sound file of the original audio that I had saved.
I chose to put the project together using Logic Pro, because that is the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that I know the best and typically work with. Similar to Garage Band, Logic Pro is a program also created by Apple for the purpose of audio editing. As a result, the two programs share various similarities when it comes to editing audio tracks. At first glance, it’s easy to see how their work spaces share certain traits.
Both programs use the block style arrangement of audio tracks, and list each separate track in the column immediately to the left of the arrangement window. There are many other facets of both Logic Pro and Garageband that come into play throughout the entire process of arranging and recording a song, but this is typically the window where it all begins. The beat I ended up using in my commercial was one that I made a few years ago that sampled the song “(Do It, Do It) No One Does It Better” by The Spinners. The commercial plays the clip of the original song, and then my beat that contains elements of that original clip.
Leave a comment and I hope you guys enjoy the commercial as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks!