Honestly, I did not expect to be able to talk as long as I did or how easy it was going to be. I actually had a lot of fun talking about what I was interested in especially in regards to what I want to contribute to my blog and my previous experience with a different blog platform. I think the hardest part about this project was actually picking two songs that would easily blend together and not be too much of a drastic change. I decided to choose the instrumental versions of Kygo’s “Firestone” and Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”.
Prior to this assignment, I’ve used other sound editing softwares such as Audacity and LogicPro. However, I wanted to challenge myself and try out Garageband so I could learn more about it. I personally do not own the software so I went to the Computer Lab to complete and edit my podcast. I honestly thought I would have trouble with splicing and editing the sound levels because I never really had to do that with previous projects. However, Garageband seemed pretty easy to navigate around and figure out which button functioned as what.
One of the hardest parts that I actually did have trouble with was adjusting the volume and fading out/in the two tracks. I ended up figuring it out by Googling it. After playing around with it for a little bit, I perfected the levels of all the tracks/voice recordings.
I am actually pretty proud with my work because it sounds clean and it flows well from track to track. I was surprised in the sense that I was able to learn Garageband so quickly. It felt kind of natural in a sense. To be honest, I don’t really know if I plan on pursuing a professional future in podcasting. I would most likely use it for personal projects. In terms of Garageband, I hope to learn more about the program once I buy my own Macbook and play with it on my own instead of at the computer lab.