The assignment was Soundboard Conversation worth 4.5 stars. This was a blast because I got my Ewok to call Arnold Schwarzenegger!! I rehearsed what I was going to say about 7-8 times and used the soundboard found here:
It has most of Arnold’s most important sayings. I just kept clicking away until I got a conversation I liked. I used PowerDirector to record the conversation and add a phone ring at the beginning.
I saved the file as a WMA (Windows Media Audio) and uploaded it to Soundcloud.
The assignment was Create your theme song worth 4.5 stars. I love recording music with good old CoolEdit96. So old but easy and free. I started off recording the two guitar parts first. I used a Les Paul guitar and for effects a Bose Metal Zone pedal. Here are both guitar parts.
I then used a Fender bass for the bass line and an Alesis SR-16 drum machine to round out the music portion. I opened up a second CoolEdit to record with, the first one open the guitar part to play along with. You can play and record at the same time. Once I have what I like I copy and paste the bass then the drums. It looks like this when done.
I then recorded the vocals and pasted them over the music. No vocal effects, just some good old death metal! FYI if you notice the file name Intro g the g is guitar. Intro gbd means guitar/bass/drums, meaning those tracks are finished but still need vocals!