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It looked completely outdated. Like Windows XP outdated.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 However, the Garageband tutorials my professor had up were for an outdated Garageband.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

El

3 Comments

  1. Jenna Crisalli
    February 22, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

    I think you were especially hard on yourself. I learned a great deal from your commercial and enjoyed listening to it. The music wasn’t too loud or soft and your introduction went well.

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  2. Deborah
    February 22, 2017 @ 9:20 pm

    I really enjoyed listening to your commercial! You chose two songs that were enjoyable and nicely faded into each other. A suggestion I have is to make your music a bit louder when you are speaking, in the beginning; I could’t really hear the first song as much as I did for the second.
    Nice job!!

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  3. Korede
    February 23, 2017 @ 4:23 am

    Hey El, reading your blog post this week was actually really funny. I was able to enjoy it due to the fact that you were able to put a humorous spin on your struggle. In regards to your actual commercial I think it sounds better than you think. It sounds like you understood the main components to putting it together. What really matters is that you were able to complete your commercial and overcome a challenge this week!

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