Now that it’s over, I’d like to reflect on the blogging experience.
This was my first blog, and I’ll honestly continue using it, although maybe not about just one specific subject.
I think that blogging could potentially be important to my future job prospects because it teaches me how to communicate in a way that’s outside my comfort zone, which is the entire point of getting a degree in communication.
As far as effective tools, I think that the photo slideshow and Storify didn’t work well with my specific topic (electronic music) because it needs to be heard rather than seen. Maybe in the future, we could be required to post things on SoundCloud or a similar site.
I use Ableton Live to make all my music, and its sampling features are incredibly rich and powerful. In this video, I make a song using only a clip of myself humming and a stock drum kit from Live. Enjoy!
If you haven’t heard of him, Yeah Dubz is a surprisingly talented producer who makes hilarious satirical videos that parody generic EDM tropes such as big-room-house, Skrillex bass, the loudness wars, and trap music.
Even for people who aren’t producers or fans of electronic music, he’s hilarious. Check out his SoundCloud!
Although I’m on a college student budget, I try to attend as many electronic shows as possible. From huge spectacles like Mad Decent Block Party to laid-back, intimate shows at small venues, these shows will give me good memories for the rest of my life.