Children In Need Broadcast (Thursday)

I think at the start we had a few quiet gaps which is quite annoying, i think that was just a case of the song having a gap at the start. I think all of music was appealing to our target audience and so was our features. With the responses from the interviewees being quiet in editing there was not a lot i could have done about that unfortunately, i made the mistake of using one condenser mic for all of them whereas they should have all had one each. I could had used the faders to turn them up but i didn’t think of that at the time. Would have been nice to here one of there songs yes but they had nothing recorded for us unfortunately. We have a band interview and one of their songs tomorrow so hopefully that’ll be better.

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Children In Need Broadcast (Friday)

I felt today’s show went very well, maybe a few minor mistakes at the start but the flow of it was good. I felt that we appealed to the target audience by playing appropriate music and jingles and also connected with them to donate as much money as possible to Children In Need which was the whole point of the show. I felt as though the ending with the presenters talking about what they were doing for children in need was dragged out to far, I felt that we should of had a shorter time gap for them to speak as I felt they were searching for something to say. Neither the less, the presents followed the orders of the producer extremely well and filled that gap which was brilliant! We made this show more children in need based as it was actually the children in need day, we made the feature a children in need special and it worked really well!

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Interviews with varied audience group regarding their tastes in current music edited together using Logic X

Band Interview

For one of our features on our radio show we have decided to interview a band that come to the college. As the show will be broadcast  in The Zone on the 14th of November we felt an interview with band that come to the college will appeal  to our target audience. When I edited the interview there was only a few adjustments to be made, space where there was no talking was cut out so the flow of the conversation carried on. I added a quiet soundbed underneath the talking to make it more energetic and less dry for the audience to listen to. When playing the feature out loud on a test run, I had feedback saying that the soundbed was too loud underneath the band talking, after this I re-edited the music and made it quieter so you can here the band talking. The music in the soundbed reflects the genre of music the band play, it also reflects the genre of music we are playing on our radio show, this will be beneficial when coming to please our target audience.

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Even after editing the responses from the band are still hard to hear. I have turned up the levels of the band speaking. However, unfortunately they can still be hard to hear. This is a result on the band not being to close to the mic’s when speaking. This was an unfortunate mistake but definitely one we can learn from. Next time I will use a condenser mic for all interviews instead of a shared condenser mic. The re-edit is:

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Doughnut Radio Poster

Doughnut Radio Logo

Doughnut Radio Logo

 

Our logo for our radio show had to be eye catching and link to our product, we used the colour pink as it relates to the Simpson’s doughnut, the use of the Stratcast enforces the brand and makes the link from our logo to the website our show is broadcast on.

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Doughnut Radio Poster

 

We thought  when creating our poster it had to be eye catching and had to convey important information about the event. So we kept it simple, as little text as possible and more graphic images to do the talking. We felt that to appeal to our demographic of young adults aged 16-25 using the internet and social media sites. We created a Facebook site and a Twitter page for users to follow and like and spread the word of our radio show. As we know that a lot of young adults aged 16-25 use smartphones we created QR Codes for these smartphone users to scan and be taken straight to the web pages.

 

Creating a soundbed

After broadcasting live for the first time around college the areas we found that one needed improving was the lack of a soundbed when talking so using Logic I got to work on creating a soundbed for our Radio Show. I felt that the soundbed had to be similar to the genre of music we are playing on our radio show. So I started playing around with the electric guitar loops on Logic and couldn’t find one that fit, they were either too heavy or too soft. I went and talked to my group to discuss what type of soundbed they would like to hear as they are talking and they said ‘cheerful’. With Logic you can select a category of how you want your music to sound, when selecting cheerful I had a much better selection of sound loops to play. I started to create a soundbed that fit; I used different drum beats over every 3 bars to mix up the sound so it didn’t sound really repetitive. Finally, I copied and pasted the soundbed over and over again to create an on-going loop for a total of 10 minutes, this should be enough time for the presenters to talk over, if not the producer can loop the track manually on the myriad system.Soundbed

First Live Broadcast Attempt


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Today was our first practice attempt at going live on air, broadcasting our radio show around the college. I felt that as a first attempt the radio show went quite well, there were no technical difficulties and the presenters handled well under the pressure. I felt that my job role as a producer was okay as our timings were good and we didn’t run over or come to short. The things I felt needed to be improved were the few seconds of silence between talking, jingles and music but that will definitely be improved with experience of handling the mixing desk.  Also another thing that can be improved on would be the use of a soundbed; when talking for a long amount of time the conversation can drag on quite a bit for the listener, to make the conversation more upbeat we will need to create a soundbed, this will be completed in Joe’s lesson on Friday, ready to take into the radio studio next week for our second attempt at a live broadcast.