Let me start with saying, I think it is really funny to record and listen to myself on the computer. The quality is not the best, and I think I spoke a little too fast, but I didn’t want it to be too slow. I think it took me the longest to figure out how to record my own voice directly into Garageband. After I was finally able to (awkwardly) record myself, I added the music that I converted from YouTube to mp3. That was the easy part! It took me WAY longer to figure out how to adjust the volume of each individual “track” and the buttons alone took me awhile to get the hang of.
The next biggest challenge came within uploading the final track to SoundCloud. Which I still haven’t been able to do! After several different attempts; going through GoogleDocs, SoundCloud, iTunes etc, I ran out of patience. Every time I got it somewhere to listen to, there would be no sound! It did open in iTunes one time, but I have no idea how to share it from there! So for now, the blog post will have to do without the commercial because I STILL cannot figure it out! HELP!
Anyway, until I get that all figured out…. here’s the songs I mashed together and a picture of the audio in GarageBand because that is all I can figure out how to do… lol!
I wanted to open with a relaxing meditation song because it fits the theme of my next blog post! I found Ascension’s- Uplifting Meditation Music on YouTube a few weeks ago when looking for a way to clear my head during finals. I will literally sit in the library and listen to this before class or an exam! Try it out for yourself. (More on the endless benefits of Meditation in my later post).
I used Hailee Steinfeld’s song Love Myself because of the self-love and positive body image messages it promotes. I chose to end it on an even more uplifting and inspiring note of: Take time for yourself! Your mind, body and soul will thank you.
All in all, this project was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed working with GarageBand and only found specific tasks to be unnecessarily difficult! Hopefully I can share the commercial soon! Thank you all for your patience and any help would be greatly appreciated!
UPDATE: With much thanks to joheneps I am finally able to present you with my blogs commercial! Enjoy!