Assignment: Reading and Resource Reflection

As well as Communication and Digital studies major, I am also Music technology major which means my focus is on recording and production arts. For the past four years I have spent my time learning audio production and learning how to edit sound. I love being able to use the recording studio, sound board, and production equipment at Pollard, as well as using different DAW (digital audio workspaces) including logic pro x and ableton live. I spend a lot of my time as a student constantly recording audio. I enjoy writing songs and producing them myself- last year I even released my first album which was fully produced, recorded and written by me! Songwriting and production is my passion- so I love everything audio.

I enjoyed listening to the RadioLab’s YouTube videos because I’ve worked at a radio station and everything he said is so true and relatable to the field. In my personal opinion, I don’t believe radio will ever die, but the popularity of streaming services is keeping audio alive beyond what CD’s and records ever could. I am an NPR fanatic and I love listening to podcasts on my way to work- my life revolves around audio and I don’t think any of us could fully function in a world where recorded audio did not exist.

I also spent time looking about the audio resources page. I’ve been using my soundcloud account for the past 6 years, and I am excited to keep using it for this class. I also love Audacity and have spent a lot of time creating projects with the program for professional work and in internships. I am currently enrolled in an audio techniques class with Dr. Bratt in the music department, and my senior project is all about learning how to record the best song using expensive ass equipment. I have some really helpful textbooks regarding audio works, microphones, and techniques if anyone would like to borrow them!

All in all, as a music major I am all about audio and spend literally my life learning how to create the best sound, so I am excited about further learning through this class.


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