This is my fourth audio assignment of the week. In this assignment we had to create a mashup of songs we like to listen to. I chose this assignment because I love to listen to music. I listen to it all the time whether I am at home, at work, or doing homework. I thought it would be fun to create a mashup of a few songs that I enjoy listening to. I knew that I would be able to create this assignment without having too much trouble because I already had some experience using Audacity in some of the other assignments that I did earlier this week.
I chose to not just make a mashup of songs I like to listen to, but make a mashup of just Drake songs I like to listen to since I already incorporated him into another post this week. Some people argue that Drake will end up in the top 5 for best rap artists of all time by the end of his career because of how long he will be making music and how many hits he has been able to come out with throughout his career so far. I was able to add at least one song from most of his albums and use an audio technique that we learned this week by adding transitions between songs. I used a different DJ “scratch” sound effect that I found on freesound.org in between each song change. This allows there to be a smooth transition between each song and makes sure the viewer knows when a new song is starting. I used a DJ scratch sound because I was using music to create this mashup and I thought it would fit in perfectly.
I made this music mashup on Audacity.
I played the songs from my phone and recorded and trimmed them on Audacity.
Step 1: Find the transitions you want to use on freesound.org or another free sound website.
Step 2: Click the record button at the top to start recording the song and then the stop button at the top to stop recording.
Step 3: Click the selection tool at the top and highlight the parts of the recording that you want to delete and then click Edit -> Delete.
Step 4: Click File -> Import -> Audio and choose the transition you wish to add to your mashup.
Step 5: Click on the Time Shift Tool at the top to move the transition to where you want it to start in relation to your recording.
Step 6: Repeat steps 2-5 until your mashup is perfect.
Step 7: Click File -> Export Audio to save your mashup.