The new challenge for this class was finding a 3 people to form a group. The idea is to plan our way for project which we were to brainstorm. All individuals in the group are Audio students.

I observed that the four of us had different backgrounds in as much as we are Audio students and we carry abilities that can make the project unique. A guitarist, drummer, Synth player and organ & keyboard player did feel like an interesting combination. We all use similar & different DAW operating softwares.

The project we intend to create would be one that would have a lot of experimenting as we all listen to different genre of music. With our differences of genres coming into play, I felt that it we can create a breeding ground of new music that can be conceptualised from jellying or mixing two or more genres together to become one. But then we needed to have a theme to work with as the idea was already thought of. The theme agreed is vampire or Dracula related and the song name would be Blood Sucker.

Therefore the experiment was to have two or more music genres and we decided to choose metal music and EDM music. Absolutely different but very interesting. How to experiment this idea is to do research. Taking time to listen to Metal music and EDM music required to be a very critical listener on how the music was designed or created, the instruments involved and vocal recordings what effects were possibly used. Thinking of the target audience helps me think of their tastebuds to the genres and giving them a new taste of the music with merged genres. Its more like having metal & EDM fans coming together for one big concert. Our group name emerged from the song name Blood Sucker and name it DRAX (Dracula). I believe it carries the aura of dynamism, dramatic, supernatural kind of feel. With such kind of thought process, I imagine sounds that I will create or produce to be horror like with intriguing blood rushing effects. I will experiment more with a couple of sample sounds from my synth pads and some organs.

Mixer console and headphones

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