Group Project

The new challenge for this class was finding a 3 people to form a group. The idea is to plan our way for project which we were to brainstorm. All individuals in the group are Audio students.

I observed that the four of us had different backgrounds in as much as we are Audio students and we carry abilities that can make the project unique. A guitarist, drummer, Synth player and organ & keyboard player did feel like an interesting combination. We all use similar & different DAW operating softwares.

The project we intend to create would be one that would have a lot of experimenting as we all listen to different genre of music. With our differences of genres coming into play, I felt that it we can create a breeding ground of new music that can be conceptualised from jellying or mixing two or more genres together to become one. But then we needed to have a theme to work with as the idea was already thought of. The theme agreed is vampire or Dracula related and the song name would be Blood Sucker.

Therefore the experiment was to have two or more music genres and we decided to choose metal music and EDM music. Absolutely different but very interesting. How to experiment this idea is to do research. Taking time to listen to Metal music and EDM music required to be a very critical listener on how the music was designed or created, the instruments involved and vocal recordings what effects were possibly used. Thinking of the target audience helps me think of their tastebuds to the genres and giving them a new taste of the music with merged genres. Its more like having metal & EDM fans coming together for one big concert. Our group name emerged from the song name Blood Sucker and name it DRAX (Dracula). I believe it carries the aura of dynamism, dramatic, supernatural kind of feel. With such kind of thought process, I imagine sounds that I will create or produce to be horror like with intriguing blood rushing effects. I will experiment more with a couple of sample sounds from my synth pads and some organs.

Mixer console and headphones

Project Venture

I felt like the new trimester which we have just commenced would be more of preparation towards working in the media industry as the first day of class with our tutor. We asked to design a website to that will represent each individual using any platform of our choice, add schedules to google calendar and becoming familiar with the course module available online.

The new challenge that I encountered was organisation plus time management as a practitioner on a given project. organising a google calendar does give me the order of the day, Week & month, becoming familiar with the module’s online website and to be able to navigate it.

With all these new challenges that I am facing I discovered that everything revolves around TIME. It is non-stop and it continues to pass without going backwards. Within that frame time is a big part which then determines whether I am organised or not. I created a website that represents me, with a dedicated page of blogs that will be published with each day’s activity. I felt that if I participate in these new experiences that are outside of my comfort zone or routine I will learn a whole lot more.

I started experimenting how to design a website using a couple of platforms such as wordpress, wix, google sites, wordpress, then did resort to wordpress. I find wordpress to be user friendly and gives me an option to have a blog page setup. Writing a blog is so much of a challenge as I tend to write the activities that I undertook making it more like a diary. Therefore I have resorted to thinking critically about my actions as to how much impact do they have on my career.