Today was a thesis day. For half of the class, I was called out by Mr. Templet, the AP English Literature teacher, to make up a multiple-choice test. Upon return, I finished mastering a track on Logic Pro X and converted it into a WAV file compared to the usual MP3 or AAC stems exported. I then uploaded the track to Bandcamp and designed cover art for it using Photoshop, Fragment, and Photo Editor. The song title was chosen by fellow TAG student, Sally Thurman. After that, I shared the song to fellow peers to get an opinion on how to improve. I also began talks with Isaiah about becoming a co-producer on his upcoming record. After that, I began to sort through various samples of songs I had compiled for inspiration for a next track. Out of the approximately 50 I have made, only three have made it to my project HYPERLINK thus far. Finally, Krishna has requested for me to mentor him on becoming a producer and to tutor him on how to use a DAW (digital audio workspace) and MIDI keyboard to create music.
Click here to hear the track "SALLY IS WEIRD" by I/O on Bandcamp.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Today I worked on my thesis essay. I started my introduction and continued to produce more tracks in efforts to incorporate them into a cohesive project. I have produced over fifty tracks over the course of the class. I have uploaded some of them to SoundCloud (<- clickable link to my profile) and continue to make music for Isaiah and other local artists as well as other artists on SoundCloud. I have not found another mentor yet, but I have contacted producers for various record labels (such as OVO).
Friday, December 1, 2017
Today was another college day since many have December 1st deadlines. Today I receive word of whether I receive the College Match scholarship. It is supposed to arrive around 5pm today. It has been a stressful and dismal morning. I continued research on more potential fail-safe schools in the event that I do not receive the scholarship and get deferred to regular decision. I so far have only considered Texas schools since they have more favorable financial aid opportunities than out-of-state.I finished my Common App questions for my backup schools as well as submitted my SMU application.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Today was a college day and I began looking at more regular decision schools for backup in the event I do not receive a College Match scholarship from Questbridge. I have selected TCU, SMU, and Baylor as backups in case. I started their applications and finished UT's. I have yet to send my transcript, but they said I have until December 7th, so I still have time. I finished my essay for SMU, as well.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Today I went to the conference room to work on a track with Isaiah that we collaborated on.We finalized the instrumental, finished writing, and recorded many variations of what will end up on the final product. We tinkered around with the levels and the overall feel for the track and it will hopefully be released tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Today I filled out my Raise.Me profile, which took a while since I had to include my entire resume, transcript, and test scores. In addition, I needed to add any extracurriculars in order to maximize my potential for financial reimbursement. The deadline for SMU is November 15th. I have finished my ApplyTexas for the most part. I am completely done with CommonApp.