I’ll admit it — I found something I’m hilariously terrible at.

This Garageband assignment was a nightmare for me. I thought my previous header was going to turn out badly but it unexpectedly came out great. However… this commercial I made? It’s safe to say, I will probably never listen to it again.

At first, I tried Audacity because I thought it would’ve been easier to use than Garageband. I have an affinity for PC software (I recently converted to Mac because Windows 10 paired with touch-screen laptops aren’t the greatest). I used to mix music at a very brief point in time a few years back, so I thought “this won’t be bad at all.”

But when I opened up the software, my immediate reaction was: why?

It looked completely outdated. Like Windows XP outdated. Maybe my friend sent me the wrong download link but it was trash in my opinion. I spent an hour trying to play with it and gave up.

I then started up Garageband and I was a lot more relieved its UI is much more friendly. However, the Garageband tutorials my professor had up were for an outdated Garageband. So finding the right advice was pretty difficult, since most people apparently use an older version. Needless to say, I spent another hour and a half trying to get it to work. After a few song shuffling and multiple attempts at recording my voice, I finally got it to work.

I’d say the overall difficulty of this assignment for ME, in a scale from 1-10, 1 being the easiest and 10 being the hardest, was definitely a solid 9. A 10 would mean I wouldn’t be able to complete it at all. So… I was close.

Due to the requirements of my class, I need to upload my commercial, and you can access it here.

BEWARE: YOU MAY NEED TO LOWER THE VOLUME AT FIRST.

Songs I used:

Lose Myself by Seven Lions

Colours by CaPa