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Throughout my four years in college, I’ve always known that Music and Sound Production has always been my forte so for my culmination project, I composed and wrote “Always Been You”, a pop love song that is recorded and mixed in Logic Pro X. It is produced using a MIDI Keyboard, an electric guitar, bass guitar, and sampled natural sound from glass.


To be able to accomplish this project successfully, I will record all the parts of each instrument on Logic Pro X but before doing so, I will start off with the main instrument which is the piano then record the drum part using the MIDI keyboard that triggers drum set sounds from Logic Pro X’s sound library so that I can have a steady tempo and beat while I layer in the rest of the parts. When I’m done constructing the whole song, I will then pick a part/instrument to replace with the sampled natural sounds from glass. To do so, I will need to borrow or rent an AKG C414 to record sounds from glass; each glass sound will have its own frequency determining which note it is on the piano. After recording, I will then use the audio interface Motu Ultralite to patch the audio clips of the glass sounds to my MIDI keyboard so that each note on the MIDI keyboard will trigger the audio clips I patched when I record instead of assembling each audio clip manually. When all the sounds are recorded, I will then write lyrics, track vocals, do a final mix, and obtain copyright for the song before releasing it to Youtube, Soundcloud, and Facebook.


  • Song Lyrics
  • Audio Clips (glass sounds)
  • 4 minute song
  • Copyright (Affidavit)
  • Distribution platform – Youtube, Facebook, and Soundcloud
  • Logic Pro X project file




Description Start Date End Date Duration (days)
Experiment with sounds 02/14 03/10 30 days
Record piano 3/11 3/11 1 day
Record additional 3/11 3/12 2 days
Assemble on Logic 3/12 3/16 4 days
Assemble (cont) 3/16 3/20 4 days
Meet w/ Prof. Wilson 3/20 3/20 1 day
Lyrics/Track vocals 3/21 3/28 7 days
Meet w/ Prof. Wilson (record glass sounds and patch MIDI Keyboard) 3/29 3/29 1 day
Do rough mix 3/30 4/11 12 days
Meet w/ Prof. Wilson 4/12 4/12 1 day
Final Mix 4/13 4/18 5 days
Meet w/Prof. Wilson 4/19 4/19 1 day
Obtain copyright 4/20 4/20 1 day
Possible upload date 4/27


Resource/Item Details/Description Source Value
iMac Computer/Workstation Owned $2,300
Macbook Laptop Owned $1,100
Logic Pro X Audio Recording Software Owned $200
Motu Ultralite (audio interface) 2- channel Audio Interface Borrowing from Citytech $600
M-Audio MIDI Keyboard Digital keyboard with usb out Owned $99
Fender Bass Gtr Owned $199
Fender Electric Gtr Owned $1,200
Condenser mic (AKG C414) Borrowing from Citytech $1,000
Mackie studio monitors Studio speakers Owned $99
Samson headphones Owned $20
TRS Cables/Instrument Cables Owned $50
Copyright Legal documentation of registration Online $50
Midi cables Borrowing from Citytech $10
TOTAL $6,927