CAN WE SAY AWESOME?

On this amazing day, I decided to finally go on another field trip. I have seen post about this museum and I found it interesting so I decided to go here: Sony Wonder Technology Lab. This technology lab is amazing and I thought my last field trip was good but this right here was incredible. I did not have to pay for any tickets which I was happy about again because I did not pay for the last one I went on. Sony Wonder opened on May 25, 1994 and is operated and fully-funded by Sony Corporation of America.Sony Wonder

When I first enter, I have to get a ticket and a card to access the machine that is in the lab, ride the elevator all the way to the fourth floor. As soon as you get out the elevator, I have to log into the SWTL experience by setting up your account, including your name, adding your favorite color, musical genre, picture and voice

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The first thing I decided to do was digitizing, where I have to pick up this monitor which I thought was a microphone but it was not(Boooooo!!!!). I have to use that monitor to pass over a screen on the side. Then after that you that you can create your own digital fun with the picture you first took when you came in. As you see, I look cool in my nerd glasses, with two hearts on the side and changing the color of screen picture blue.WP_20140520_001

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I do not know if you remember the phone that Zack Morris used in Saved By The Bell as a cell phone. Well in this picture you can see the white phone to it. These types of phones was the hottest thing before cellphone was invented. The telephone was first introduced in 1876, sparked a whole new wave of communication. In this society more than three billion cell phone users across the world send voice, text, photo, and video messages wherever they go and whenever they want to. If you say that is not true then you probably haven’t done it or your just lying to yourself. People do not even use payphone no more since technology got better.

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The Robot Zone was very interesting. These robots sense, think and act just like humans which is cool. Program one of six colored robots equipped with light and touch sensors to determine how they act when they encounter other robots or conditions in the Robot Zone.  I did not get my favorite color which is blue but I guess green was okay for now.

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We have the Animation Ramp, where I explore illuminated display cases, and learning the five key elements that go into creating an animated film or video game: Story, Character, Environment, Visual Effects and Final Composite. So as you can see I have Hotel Transylvania( which I must say is a funny movie, if you have not see it then you do not know what you missing), and A Cloudy Chance of Meatballs( I can not brag about this one because I never watched it) but you can see the creation that the artist put in it to make it look awesome.

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I went to the Game Builder where I can create my own racing game, where I select a track shape and manipulate the environment to create mountains and valleys for your course. You can also choose the style and color of your vehicle and play the game you’ve just created!

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I decided to go to the High Definition Theater where they play a short film and the short film is the Sony Bravia Bunnies. In the film the creators are talking about how long it took them to do it, the enjoyment of it, and probably not getting it done. The film was nice.

This is the whole commerical of the bunnies in action

If you have not visit this museum, you should it is amazing. I also plan on going back there soon.

 

The Phenomenal Ka-Boom

It is that time again to judge two people on how they do and what they need to do to get better or if they need to get better. I know I am supposed to judge on people post but oh well. The two people that is going to get judged by Moi is   and  .

Judge Time

The first person I think I am going to start with is (drum rolls please) melswimsgood. The post I decided to do a critique on Phenomenal Women. For this assignment you did Over-Dramatic Reading where you have to find a song, poem, short story or anything and read it aloud and be over dramatic with it. You chose to do Maya Angelou and I think that is great because she is a great inspiration. The poem you chose was excellent because everybody should know that: it is one of the greatest poem. I listened to your audio and it was great. I know the assignment said be creative,make it your own and I am guessing your creative way was rapping the poem in your own way and do not get me wrong it was nice but it was not over dramatic the way I thought it would be and if it was I think it would have been better. Also, I like how you put the words from the poem on your post for people to follow it. In general, it was really good.

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I have to laugh at this next person because I find his work interesting. So put your hand together for the next person jaybiz. The post I decided to do is: It’s ALLIVVEE it’s aliiivvee the poem is alive!. For this assignment you did Onomatopoeias! where you have to tell a joke or create a longer comedy skit with sound effects. I checked out the website you provide for where you got the poem and it is fascinating. What you said in your post about finding the sounds would be a challenge to find but it don’t look like it was because the sounds you provided went well with the poem. The only thing I would say is you could have sound a little more energetic.

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I like both the post. It was nice hearing the audio as well. I can not wait to see what else y’all have in store for the rest of the remaining time.

Do You Need HYDROLYZE?

You ever get one of those unwanted messages and you look at it and say WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? I DON’T NEED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS..

For this assignment, I decided to do TAKING BACK SPAM because I thought it was interesting and some of the spam I see in the email I just want to mock them. The point of this assignment is to find some spam: could be email spam, could be comment spam, whatever you want. Read it aloud. Make it your own. Try to make sense of it or make it more absurd than it already is.

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I found this in my yahoo spam and it caught my attention because people always want to find something for their body weather its their hair, legs, ears, and of course their eyes. So since this product is about eyes why not have fun about it? I try to make the product sound like it is something important but at the same make it sound like every products is the same. If this was an important email then why did it end up in a spam? I did so many recording for this one spam and when I thought it was good I still re-recorded. I used the Zoom H2N for recording and Audacity to edit the audio, I use reverb to change it up a bit.

I decided to put up a youtube video of  a commercial of Hydrolyze and can I be honest? The video did not seem that interesting, it was not persuasive as I thought but like I said every products is the same.

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MERLO SERVICE

Hey everybody this as been one tough thing for me to do and I am going to be honest it was not easy finding something to do for Service Learning. I was here thinking, thinking, having a headache of what to do then it hit me like a slap in the face. I knew somebody that was into music and decided to interview them about their own work and ask them a few questions. It was fun but in certain cases I wish I had the right equations to do this assignment. Hopefully, this comes out the way it supposed to.

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A mixing board is used for a wide mixture that is used in recording studios and is on computers. Mixers are often classified by their input and output (I/O) capabilities. If you want more information on this you can go to this website http://www.indiana.edu/~emusic/etext/studio/chapter2_mixers.shtml

The mixing board allow individual control of gain, effects, pan, and equalization for each channel such that the recording engineer can modify individual channels to achieve the desired total sound effect. http://www.google.com/patents/US5812688 this is where you can find more about the mix boarder. In the video below is an man being interview and telling you how to use mix board and giving you examples of it.

People download different tools to make beats instead of getting a mixboard. People use Protools, Audacity, Adobe Audition CS6, Mixx and we all used these in our post but I found out about one more while doing the interview.

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The one I found out about is FL studio. FL was formly known as the FruityLoops. The first version was develop by Didier Dambrin and it was released in December 1997 but it officially launched the early of 1998. Go to this to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FL_Studio

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I did my interview with a former York College graduate that is in a group call Merlot Inc. We decided to do it here at York College, where he show me how he became about doing beats, what inspired him, and teach me a thing or two on the FL studio.

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I tried to upload the video on here but I pass the maximum limit of uploading the file so I decided to do it on youtube. Here is the link as well just in case you can’t see it on the bottom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT-uXv7v9zY&feature=youtu.be. In this video, our graduate his telling me well us after you view it about the kind of beats he put in is track. It was fun getting to know how to add certain beats to make the music sound nice.

Do not get me wrong people still use mix boards till this day but we have technology for that now don’t we? I never used a mix board before and hopefully I will soon to see which one is better the mix board itself or doing it on the computer by downloading one of the software. Would you rather be in a studio having a hand experience on a mix board or have a computer and get the software and do it? I will probably do both just to test it out but that’s just me. Let’s see what our former York College graduate have to say about all of this. I used Protools to do my editing and let me tell you it is not easy especially if you want it to sound perfect. Also, I used the ZOOM H2N for my recording.

This is just a little preview of what I was trying to edit

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I told you I would put a video of Merlot Inc video and the beats you here is produce by Mr.Aix Balan, so here it is

THIS IS MY FINAL RECORDING, IT PROBABLY DID NOT TURN OUT THE WAY I HOPE IT DID BUT I DID THE BEST THAT I CAN..

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OMG I’M LATE!!!!!!!

OH SHOOT, I’m going to be late..I hope I don’t get in trouble. The audio assignment I did was Sound Effects Story where you have to create a story with no verbal communication just sound effects. One thing that came to mind when I thought of sound effects was school because I watched movies that deals with students being late for that ONE CLASS, you know what I’m talking about, you been there because I have for sure. I decided to get the sounds from freesound.org. The sounds you are going to hear is stairs, bell, breathing, lockers, and the doors. I was trying to find the perfect sound to make it sound real. I use the protools to do the sound effect.

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LYRICAL TAG

For this audio assignment I decided to do Music Tag which you have to create a story by using audio snippets from song. The trick to this assignment is that every last word of that song have to be the first word to start your next song. Also, we have to try an include genres or decades. Now I did not exactly create a story but I did follow the rest of the assignment. Believe it or not, finding the last word for each song was not easy.

The first person was Marina and The Diamonds , you would think she sing songs back in the days but she do not, she is only only twenty-eight. The song I chose from her is Lies which came out in 2012:

Lies, don’t wanna know, don’t wanna know oh
I can’t let you go, can’t let you go oh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it’s all been worth the fight
Lies, don’t wanna know, don’t

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The second person I chose is Kirk Franklin who is a gospel artist, one of my favorite artist. The song I chose was Don’t Cry (2002):

Don’t cry
Wipe your eyes
He’s not dead
(ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh)
Don’t weep
He’s not asleep
Jehovah
He’s not dead

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The next time person is from ATL, I find him as one the greatest artist out here, the person I choose is T.I. The song I chose was Dead and Song (2008):

dead and gone, dead and gone
And oh (eyyy)
I’ve been travellin’ on this road too long (too long)
Just tryna find my way back home (back home)
The old me is dead and gone, dead and gone, dead and gone

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Now you know in every generation from the oldies to now and probably in the future there is always going to be a boy band, if you feel say hell yea: HELL YEA (lol)…Now this boy band been around for a good while and we know one of them as a solo artist Justin Timberlake. If anybody know which band he was in that means you been around long enough. The next artist or should I say former group ‘N SYNC. The song I chose was Gone (2001):

gone..
You’re gone..
Baby you’re gone
Girl you’re gone, baby girl, you’re gone..
You’re gone..
You’re…

I don’t wanna make excuses, baby
Won’t change the fact that you’re gone
But if there’s something that I could do
Won’t you please let

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Last but not atleast, I fell in love with this guy voice when I first heard Just a Friend and C’mon which I both love. This artist went from having braids to having a hair cut. Who Am I Talking About? I am talking about Mario..The song I chose from him is Let Me Love You( 2004)

Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love’s supposed to be
Baby you should let me love you, love you, love you, love you   

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DO YOU WANT TO STAY HERE?

Everybody do not only want to stay in New York even some people find it the best state to live, as people will call it “THE BIG APPLE”.  You think people would say Texas, Washington, Australia but no way. This is assignment is called One Question from the DS106 Assignment Bank. I decided to ask people this question:

IF YOU WANTED TO MOVE AWAY FROM NEW YORK, WHERE WOULD YOU WANT TO MOVE TO?

You will be surprise at certain answers you get. I thought I was only getting one answer which I did but I also got two answers which I find funny because I would probably live there as well. I did not get a chance to give my answer but I am going to give it on here. I would move to Japan, England, Paris, and maybe Florida.

up-BUCAE5MGHUKOBN0L  Paris

750px-Bandera_de_Barcelona_de_1996.svg  Barcelona

 

england flag  England

florida flag  Florida

 

flagge japan  Japan

 

Flag_Guyana  Guyana

 

Hawaii flag-XXL-anim  Hawaii

1500px-Flag_of_Barbados.svg  Barbados

Do you want to go to any of these places? Or do you have another place in mind?

Well wherever it must be better than living in NEW YORK CITY, right?

By the way, when you listen to it, do not think its Protools or Audacity..Its MIXX. I am still processing Mixx but this is the first.

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WILL IT BE YOU OR WILL IT BE YOU?

This is a Critique Blog Post. At first I did not know who to choose to do the Critique Blog on..I was searching until I came across these two blog post. I am not sure if I can do any periods but it is time to evaluate theloniusly and dannyn36

I am going to start with theloniusly. First I would like to say is welcome back (lol). I think you did a pretty good job on your post. The sound effects in the background was pretty nice, it did go well with the showdown. I like how you explain what you did just to make the audio good. As you said in your post at end which I agree with, you should have taken away the last air swipe. I think you should have taken away the air swipe and after the person scream and the other person put there sword back you should have stop there. In addition, if you have taken the air/wind part out and keep the water it would have been better. I doubt you was able to get a picture of the two people fighting but if you did it would have been great along with this picture. Also, remember to tell us which audio post you are doing, post a link to it. Overall, you did a good job, I can’t wait to see what is next on your list.

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Now dannyn36 I like how you combined Nas and Desire songs it was good. I like how use the acapella version of Nas dong to be mutal to Desire song. I am not going to lie I thought you used reverb on Desire song but I do not think you did. At the end of the song while it was fading and you do not hear the song no more, you should have stop it right there. Also, when you doing an audio project you need to explain what the assignment is about. In general, your project was great and I look forward to your audio projects. Remember, to link the audio Projects you are doing and also, to add pictures to the blog post or the link of the two songs.

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Good Job!!!!!!!

The Center of My JOY

In this audio project I did is call the Row Row Polyphony. You remember when you in school in music class your teacher make you sing a song for example Row Row Your Boat, one side will start singing it then a few minutes after the other side will follow behind. You have to find a song either sing it or get the music from youtube or anywhere and make it be sung but at different points.

I am not going to lie I almost wanted to sing row row your boat and get it over with but that sound to easy, don’t you think? My choice was to sing a song not find the artist for it. I did not want people to know I sing because I might not sound good but oh well I did it. I try to find songs after songs until I finally found a song. First, I started with Because of You by Kelly Clarkson, the first American Idol Singer but it did not work out. Second song was Don’t Mess With My Man by Nivea, but it did not work out. Since I am a church girl, I decided to go for a gospel song. The song I chose was Jesus You’re the Center of my Joy by Richard Smallwood who won six stellar awards. I used Protools since I am use to it more and still learning about the others.

I hope your ears do not hurt when you hear me sing..I know I sound awful but you will get over it. Enjoy!!!!!!!

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TUTORIAL OF PROTOOLS-Importing Audio

I was going to tell you how to use protools but why should I show you when they are so many videos that give you a tutorial. Instead of the tutorial I might use videos that gives you the tutorial and tell you which one give you the best tutorial. Now we know there are different version of Protools, right? Well this is Protools 10.

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In this video, it explains how to import audio tracks and before it gets to that it tells you how to open protools and more

Then you have this other that is showing the same thing

After watching these videos, you can obviously see the difference between these two. The first video give you all the details of how to start it and what you have unlike the second video it already as the tracks on there but it still shows you how it is done.

The first step is to download Protools. Protools use a usb call ilok or a dongle(hope it is spell right) so make sure you have one

The second step is when you click on Protools the first thing that pops up is Quick Start where you have to create a new session. When I am doing a new session: I click on create blank session, go to audio file type and click on AIFF(Audio Interchange File Format), then click on Bit Depth, click on Sample Rate and go straight to 48kHz, then I/O Settings and click on Stereo Mix. Then you create a name for your session.

Now to get started with the import audio: Before you do make sure you have a track you have downloaded in the file.

1)Click on file, scroll down to import, then click on Audio, and this is what pops up on your screen: Audio Files

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2) Click on a track to you want to convert it to the next side. After converting it you click done, then you click open and then you will see this : Audio Import Options. You will click on new track.

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This what I got from the two videos and learning it on my own. Protools is one of the best thing to use and if I must say better than Audacity. Hope this tutorial helps.