DAW Audion Composition Project


Audio File Formats and Definitions

AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format): stores standard CD-quality audio; similar to WAV (Higher Quality)

WAV (Waveform Audio File Format): CD audio; can be saved with different sampling and bit rates; similar to AIFF (Higher Quality)

MP3 (Audio File): Used to store audiobooks and music on a hard drive; Close to CD-quality sound; the higher quality sound comes from higher bit rates which also take up more storage space

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface): music data: notes played, when notes are played, how long each note is played, and the velocity of each note played; used to be able to exchange and use information between software and hardware programs; no actual audio data

All the audio file format information is found at: fileinfo.com

Song Used As Template

This is a decently long song, and I didn’t plan on composing anything too long. I love the instrumentation, and the structure is interesting. The verses are similar, and a lot of the instrumental parts rely on transitions to keep it engaging. Also, it’s a song I could listen to over and over without getting tired of analyzing it.

GarageBand Tracks

(I couldn’t change the color of the muted track, it worked fine for all the others)

My Composition

My composition is short, and I shortened the original song so it didn’t have to download as much.

What I Learned & Problems I Solved

I learned how to use GarageBand, which I’ve never worked with before.

I often struggle with procrastination, and I rarely am able to complete projects, as I often feel that my work is not good enough. This composition was difficult, as I did not feel like anything I recorded was good. I’m pretty satisfied with the final project, and I’m proud of myself for just getting something down. I think it kind of sounds like video game music.

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