Music/Backing Track

For our opening sequence, we wanted to make a backing track that was original and unique to us as a group rather than just using a sound track that has already been heard, released or has a copyright to it.

We went about this several ways…

The first was researching into free music downloading sites that had sound effects, and sound tracks of all different kinds that ranged depending on how you refined your search. However this method came to a dead end when the websites we were using would not actually let you save the sound track.

We then went on to discover an app that George had on his iPad called ‘Launch Pad’. This app had different types of beats and tunes that you just tapped to make it start to com together. This was a really fun and easy way to make music, and you could also record what you made within the app rather than having to do it separately.

Here is the lay out of ‘Launch Pad’ with all the different sounds;

launch pad

Even though this app made making music easy, it still was not quite right for us and what we were looking for when it came to making the perfect sound track for ‘Blackout’.

So being the clever media students that we are, we used our brains and decided to use the free resources we were given at school and use the Macs which had ‘Garage Band’ installed on them. We then decided that would listen to a few sounds and see what they looked like together, and then Viv would put the final thing together as he also has ‘Garage Band’ on his mac at home so that way it could be finished in a day.

Here is a video of our final music sound track;

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