Case Study 2: Characteristics of Early 2000’s R&B Tracks

  Rhythm and Blue (R&B) has been around since the early 1940’s, although not the name. this wasn’t changed until 1949 when Jerry Wexler of Billboard magazine changed it Rhythm and Blues from the pretty offensive name of ‘Race music’ (Rhythm and blues, 2015). It’s soulful vocals, strong backbeat and song structure were merged altogether…

The Fm Snyth (learning to use Operater)

        Tutorial:  When you open Ableton the default setting should be set so that you have two midi tracks and two audio tracks, So first you have to load the operator onto one of the two midi track by simply clicking and dragging it onto a MIDI Track. To do this, go…

CopyRight My Beats

Without copyright, we as Creative professionals wouldn’t be able to make any money of what we do, We need copyright not only to keep what belongs to us ours but to also to keep our jobs in the creative business. But what is Copyright? Copyright can be defined as ‘The exclusive legal right to reproduce,…

What goes where: Audio Version

As most the work that we have done over the trimester was done on other disciplines i did a blog previously about where the films/Animations were going here, But I never really talked about where our composition and foley work will go? I have two main areas that I post my work to at this…

Swords is coming together!

Yesterday the Swords team (Jordan, Grace and I) headed to the MIDI to finish up the 6 compositions needed for ‘From Swords to Check-Out’ Sadly though the 6th piece the news article was cut from the movie, therefore the news part was not needed to our disappointment especially Jordans as the news piece was his…

Oh My God, It’s Sabotage by the Beastie Boys: Case Study #3

  Beastie Boys formed in Manhattan as an underground punk band in the early 80’s emerging  into the mainstream world with their album ‘Licensed to Ill’  which skyrocketed to number one with hits ‘(You Gotta) Fight for your Right (to Party)’ which made number 7 and ‘Brass Monkey’ which hit 48 on the pop charts…

Adding More to the Mechanic

Yesterday we headed back to into the  MIDI studio only for an hour and a half though to get some work. Grace and I worked as a great team and managed to get quite a bit down in that short time. Grace started to do a melody as she has down the melody for most…

The Mechanic, Continued Composition,

Yesterday we hit up the MIDI room to tackle more of the composition. We should of done this a week ago but I had some issues around my leg and we had to change the scheduel around it. We got confirmation that the whole animation was 2:18 seconds give or take maybe a few seconds…

Learning to use the Neve, A final signal flow:

  Yesterday, Grace and I booked out the Neve for a couple of hours as we had not recorded on the Neve before hand we wanted to get some personal experience (Please play on mute unless you want to hear some great singing)   Microphone to Desk: First off, we set up an SM58 in…

Our Super Cool Planning

with three projects under way we need a great project plan and with a great project plan a lot can go wrong. This is the original plan. at the start of the project this kinda worked out but a lot of things change and now we use this. This is a live update that we use…

Learning Ableton, Very Basic, Very Easy.

10 weeks ago, I didn’t even know what Ableton was! But as I continue to progress in my degree at SAE I’ve learnt so a lot. Firstly what us Ableton? Ableton makes numerous different things to help anyone during their music careers such as push, Live, and Link. I have started my Ableton career using only…