Original(ish): One Tuesday, I found myself bored and had nothing to do, so I turned to my iPad mini and GarageBand. I decided to play around with the guitar, drum kits, and piano functions on the app and to my surprise, what I heard was good. Therefore, I decided to record the digital instruments and make a little song out of it. I got the title from listening to the song repeatedly and just thought this song was calming so I came up with the name, It’s Only Calm. I further felt that the title fitted with the theme and to the tempo of the song.
Released On: September 14th, 2015
Genre: Easy Listening
Original: Here is my second single. I titled the song Triumph because I felt that the song has an uplifting beat and the feeling of hope and victory. The guitar part of the song was recorded by me just randomly playing random notes additionally by me not knowing how to play. However, I think it makes for an interesting instrumental. As for the electronic part of the song I used the app NodeBeat by AffinityBlue.
Released On: March 31st, 2014
Genre: Easy Listening | Electronic
Original Soundscape: Here is a soundscape for my DIME 115 class. In this soundscape, I studied.
Released On: February 10th, 2014
Debut Single: One day I tried different notes on my guitar, even though I had no idea how to play and what I heard was good. Therefore, I then decided to record the audio with my computer and then upload it to the internet. When I first released the single online. The audio file was in mono mode versus stereo mode. Furthermore, certain parts of the audio weren’t properly leveled which created different pitches. Therefore, I re-released a remastered version of the single.
Released On: (Orginal) September 20th, 2013 | (Remastered) January 21st, 2014
Genre: Easy Listening
Orginal Soundscape: From taking two slices of bread to toasting the bread then to spreading Nutella on it to finally, eating it. With the addition, of brewing a fresh cup of coffee to drinking the coffee. This is what my morning breakfast routine looks like and my soundscape that I did for my CMNS 150 class.
Fun little fact, my teacher loved the assignment and left this note:
You rocked this Donald. You have a great ear and a talent for putting audio together.
Released On: November 5th, 2013