Jumpin Out Da Jing!

So I’m back with another screen cast for Strategic Presentation! It made sense that I should do a screen cast about sampling and show what goes on in the program I use (Logic Pro 9) when you want to sample a song. The assignment for using Jing to do a screen cast previously went pretty smoothly so I figured this would be the same. I tried to keep all the technical information to a minimum because Jing screen casts had a 5 minute time limit, but I still had to split it up into two separate videos. When Jing asked me if I wanted to “Help make Jing better!” when I signed up I hit them with the:

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But my only advice now would be longer video times and the ability to edit the finished product lol. Other then that I think the screen casts turned out pretty decent. I’ve watched what feels like a million of them over the years trying to learn how to use programs and plugins but I never made my own until now. The song I used to sample in the videos is “It’s All Over” by Lee Fields. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

SCREEN CAST FOR DAT ASSignment Part 1 and Part 2

 

VinylBeatsBlog’s New Commercial!!

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.

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This is a screenshot of a typical song file in Logic Pro

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.

You can listen to the commercial here!

Leave a comment and I hope you guys enjoy the commercial as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks!