For my final audio assignment of the week, I decided to complete Make it 800% Slower. This assignment asks you to find a song and experiment with the tempo, making the song an ambient piece of music. I chose Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and used Audacity to edit it. Below is my SoundCloud upload of the final project and a detailed set of instructions on how I completed this assignment. I feel that now that the song is slower, it tells a completely different story. And if anything, it at least elicits a different emotional response from the listeners. In this case, slower tempos will causes listeners to feel more a sense of peace and calm. However, because of the quality of my mp3 that I began with, the slow-mo song is not as calm and peaceful as I would like. There are some glitches in the finished product and “hiccups” in the audio. Overall though I feel that I completed this assignment to the best of my ability.
I can’t figure out why, but for some reason it will only play the first 27 seconds. I am beyond frustrated with this. The actual product was about 15 minutes long. Below I have embedded the song which I originally downloaded to my computer at it’s desired length. Unfortunately, SoundCloud is just not my friend today.