Personal Anthem

Howdy! (The Final Product is down below)

For this assignment (worth 4 stars), I tried my hand at making my own personal theme. Is it good? Probably not, but the beat is pretty catchy!

Everyone after they listen to my theme. Kidding.
Everyone after they listen to my theme. Kidding.

Coming up with a theme for myself was really hard, to be honest I had no idea in mind. I just knew I wanted an upbeat sort of feel to the song to reflect my personality. I consulted with my best friend- Google to find a site that would enable me to make a bubbly instrumental theme. Eventually I found- Soundnation. For those amateur first time song makers (like me), this website comes with some beats to enable you to put an piece together a song!

The process:

Okay so while I said this site is extremely useful since it already has some samples for you to work with, tinkering around with it until you get the prefect sound is highly recommended.

First, the website gives you options of what samples you want to piece together by genres type. I went with Electronica because I figured many upbeat sorts of tempos can be found there.

Then, under the Electronica tab you are given beats with 90 BPM, and 95 BPM. I chose one, and for anyone working with this, I would only choose one type of BPM so you don’t have to mess with the pitch which could throw off the whole songs emotions/ feeling.

Once I chose the beats I wanted at 90 BPM, I had the challenge of putting the song together. What I did was on each column I staggered each beat so it would have a repetitive tune. Then, if I felt one beat wanted to be tuned down more than the other I could change it on the Audio Channel volume bar. The main problem I had with this was finding the right places to pair off different beats to make it sound not so “mashed up” but rather have a flow to it.