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BBC News Music Remakes

Garageband recreations of music from various BBC News shows (March 2015)

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JT
JamesTV
Couldn't you add the thunderclap?

The thunderclap is in the latest version here:

http://files.jamescraker.com/Music/BBC%20News%20Countdown%20Remakes/BBC%20News%20Countdown%20Remake%20Version%202.mp3

It wasn't in the original version though
Last edited by JamesTV on 30 October 2015 6:11pm - 2 times in total
SR
SomeRandomStuff
To me, the whole texture of the music sounds rough, like you're using square waves or sawtooth waves in the synth. Not knowing how Garageband works, this advice might be difficult to implement, I'd recommend using sine waves whererver possible, and if possible samples of real instruments. Also, you can download free audio programs like Audacity which can generate the pips for you. The pips before the 10 second mark in the actual piece are 0.1 seconds worth of 440 Hz sine wave, and from 10 to 0, are 0.1 seconds of 1Khz sine wave. Audacity can generate those for you easily.

Otherwise, it's a 3 star piece already, with a little work, you could definitely get to 4 or 5 stars.


Thanks, I'll definitely try to change it to Sine waves but Garageband has very little features so I am pushing it on how much it can offer. The PIPS are from David Lowe himself since they are used in the original BBC News countdown so they seem to be okay as they are. I am aware that I can generate them in Audacity but I haven't been able to get them sounding quite right.

Thanks for the advice though Smile


Garageband's AUSampler instrument will give you perfect pips using the Default setting.
MF
MatthewFirth
I can't seem to hear the clap at the beginning, and although I can hear glimpses of it during the instrumental, it's not loud enough.
JT
JamesTV
I can't seem to hear the clap at the beginning, and although I can hear glimpses of it during the instrumental, it's not loud enough.

I'll make it louder. Thanks Smile
JT
JamesTV
To me, the whole texture of the music sounds rough, like you're using square waves or sawtooth waves in the synth. Not knowing how Garageband works, this advice might be difficult to implement, I'd recommend using sine waves whererver possible, and if possible samples of real instruments. Also, you can download free audio programs like Audacity which can generate the pips for you. The pips before the 10 second mark in the actual piece are 0.1 seconds worth of 440 Hz sine wave, and from 10 to 0, are 0.1 seconds of 1Khz sine wave. Audacity can generate those for you easily.

Otherwise, it's a 3 star piece already, with a little work, you could definitely get to 4 or 5 stars.


Thanks, I'll definitely try to change it to Sine waves but Garageband has very little features so I am pushing it on how much it can offer. The PIPS are from David Lowe himself since they are used in the original BBC News countdown so they seem to be okay as they are. I am aware that I can generate them in Audacity but I haven't been able to get them sounding quite right.

Thanks for the advice though Smile


Garageband's AUSampler instrument will give you perfect pips using the Default setting.

I'll try that, thanks. I've noticed that my timings are wrong. The first thunderclap happens when the countdown clock is at 56.00 but in the official countdown, the thunderclap is at 54.00. Also, the high pips start at 12.00 on the countdown clock but in the official version, the high pips start at 10.00 on the countdown clock. I may need to fix that Laughing

Thanks
JT
JamesTV
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Last edited by JamesTV on 30 October 2015 5:59pm
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MF
MatthewFirth
I am still hearing the thunderclaps in the wrong places in the countdown. When it comes to the title music though, it's fine.
JT
JamesTV
I am still hearing the thunderclaps in the wrong places in the countdown. When it comes to the title music though, it's fine.

I have checked and they seem to be in the right place. Which ones do you think are I in the wrong place?
MF
MatthewFirth
Well, the beginning one is a couple of seconds late......
JT
JamesTV
Well, the beginning one is a couple of seconds late......

This is a slightly cropped down version. Version 3 has the thunderclap at the same timings as the official BBC News countdown
CR
Critique
I can't seem to hear the clap at the beginning, and although I can hear glimpses of it during the instrumental, it's not loud enough.


From the sounds of it you've got some sort of hearing problem... The claps are there and are clearly audible.
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JT
JamesTV
I can't seem to hear the clap at the beginning, and although I can hear glimpses of it during the instrumental, it's not loud enough.


From the sounds of it you've got some sort of hearing problem... The claps are there and are clearly audible.

I wouldn't have put it like that but I agree. The claps are clearly there. What do you think of the updated version?

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