DAW Audio Composition Project


I composed a song based off of the Undertale OST: 084 – AMalgam.

Audio File Formats and Definitions

AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format): stores standard CD-quality audio; similar to WAV (Higher Quality)

WAV (Waveform Audio File Format): CD audio; can be saved with different sampling and bit rates; similar to AIFF (Higher Quality)

MP3 (Audio File): Used to store audiobooks and music on a hard drive; Close to CD-quality sound; the higher quality sound comes from higher bit rates which also take up more storage space

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface): music data: notes played, when notes are played, how long each note is played, and the velocity of each note played; used to be able to exchange and use information between software and hardware programs; no actual audio data

All the audio file format information is found at: fileinfo.com

Song Used As Template

Before I picked this song to base my composition on I stumbled upon an instrument I liked in GarageBand, and it reminded me of this song.

GarageBand Tracks

My Composition

What I Learned & Problems I Solved

tutorial I followed

I learned more about GarageBand this session and figured out how to change the track colors. The main problem that I had was that I have no clue how to make a composition and I’m so horribly unoriginal that it’s painful to me and everyone around.

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