Audio Assignment #2 Otis Remix Tutorial

So I decided to make my own rap song to one of my favorite songs Otis by Jay-Z and Kanye West. I thought that this task would be extremely difficult to complete; however, it was quite simple. The fact that I had a MacBook made this task even more simple because I was able to use the Garage Band application.

I started my journey to music production by going to YouTube and getting the instrumental to Otis. I converted it to an mp3 song and put it into my iTunes library. I am not sure if this is entirely legal and I still try to purchase all of my music, but for the sake of this assignment I took the easy way out! Don’t worry I have the original song Purchased from the Watch the Throne Album, and I also attended the concert!

I finally had my music I sent it to my home screen and once I was in Garage Band I entered that I would be using vocals as my instrument. I placed the song into garage band and then recorded my vocal along side of it! I did some major “tweeking,” to edit the song and even went as far as using two separate versions of the song to cut it down exactly how I wanted it. Once I had my vocals the way that I felt I wanted them and the music went somewhat flawlessly I copied the song as an iTunes file. I shared it on Drop Box and Presto I am the next up and coming Diddy!

All in all this was a very fun experience and I am really pleased with how the song turned out!

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5 thoughts on “Audio Assignment #2 Otis Remix Tutorial

  1. d cro says:

    Hi Ashley, can you add a link to the file in DropBox or Presto?

  2. d cro says:

    Never mind! Just found it. Awesome.

  3. Awesome job, Ashley! I love the rap so much. You should do this again!

  4. d cro says:

    Pretty clear procedural explanation here. I think you’d really put the challenge to students to create something better… can you rap better than your teacher???

  5. tabitharoper says:

    Oh wow! Ashley, this is so awesome! Love the words. You should share with your kids!

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