This was the first assignment of the week that I completed for 4 stars out of the 10 needed this week. The assignment was to make a song 800% slower to potentially create an ambient background. I really liked the idea of making a song that I know as slow as possible because I’m curious what some songs would sound like. So for this assignment, I thought it would be kind of fun to make the usually fast paced song “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap into something really slow.
I looked at all the tips described in the assignment to try to make the song into ambient music. I tried all the tips and never felt like it was helping with making the music sound good in Audacity. The music was just so bad and not at all ambient to listen to. Even though it was bad, I figured that it was just that type of song that sounded bad. So I posted to SoundCloud, and decided to do other assignments. As I was doing other assignments for the week, I figured I should just redo slowing down “Trap Queen” to as slow as I could without it hurting my ears. While I was using Audacity, I just started experimenting with all the numbers of pitch, speed, and tempo until I got to a point where changing anything to make it slower would create a constant screeching sound that would make your ears bleed. I didn’t want a screeching sound, so I haven’t adjusted the song to be slower than it is. I don’t know if it is exactly 800% slower, but I put the song as slow as I could get it without causing physical pain.
Here is my slow remix of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”: (Warning: still kind of bad and sounds like a whale talking in a scrapyard)