Taxi Driver poster

Scoring 800 Percent

This is the make it 800% slower assignment worth 3 points.

This was an interesting experience. I had no clue just how long the process would take for a lengthy piece, or how massive the resulting file would be. It took about 2 hours to process, and I ended up with a 4 GB behemoth of an audio file that was entirely unmanageable, so I snipped only the first 45 minutes or so of the SIX HOUR long piece. The real shame is that some of the most beautiful sounds came later in the piece, but the overall feel is still clear from this clip. I used Bernard Herman’s “Taxi Driver” theme as my music of choice, and the result is mostly dreamy, somewhat haunting gold. It’s amazing how beautiful music comes out in 800x. The sax that comes in and out of Herman’s score is the biggest issue here, as it is sometimes unbearably blaring, obnoxious, and overall difficult to listen to for very long. Otherwise though, there’s a whole wealth of moodiness going on here. This makes we want to experiment with everything now.

3 thoughts on “Scoring 800 Percent”

  1. This turned out really well!! I did this assignment also and had that same problem, so I didn’t slow it down as much. This would be great to have playing in the background of anything. Good job!

  2. Good job on this! very etherial and kinda creepy. I did this assignment as well and just cut it down to two minutes that I liked

  3. Props to you for making yours sound good! I had the same troubles when I did this assignment but mine did not come out this well. And you’re right, this does sound like something dreamy. Good job!

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