How do you create music from a soundscape?
With the advent of digital music production, musicians are finding ways to create music in a digital format, like virtual instruments.
But creating music in the first place is difficult.
A recent study found that only 35 percent of people are skilled enough to perform the art of creating soundtracks.
And when they do, it’s often done by someone who is very different from the people who wrote the original work.
The research team behind the study, which was published in the journal Audio and Speech Communication, asked participants to imagine a scene from a movie and then create an audio version of it, from scratch.
The study used an iPad app called Audacity to create a music track that had just been written.
The researchers then asked the participants to listen to a recording of the scene they had created.
They were asked to rate how good they felt their track sounded compared to their original recording.
The participants were told that they could rate the audio as good or bad based on how well they were able to reproduce the sound.
When asked to write a description of their experience writing the music, the participants gave themselves a score of one out of five, which indicates how much they appreciated the process.
It wasn’t until they were done that they were asked what their score would have been if they had had to write their own music.
That’s when the results started to show up in the study.
About 70 percent of the participants scored as high as two out of three.
The majority of those who gave themselves scores of three or higher had a strong appreciation for the process of creating music from sound.
The average score was 3.6 out of 10.
“I have to say that when I hear about people who are able to make music from scratch in their head, I think that it’s a really interesting experience,” said David T. Harkness, a composer and producer of soundtracks who led the study along with his wife, Nancy.
“It’s a great experience, but there are times when it’s not so great, and you can’t really tell if it’s good or not.
When it’s so good, you can say, ‘I could’ve done this without the software, I could’ve worked that out myself, I just didn’t have the time.'”
They found that the average score for the people writing the original songs was 3, with the average number of notes per minute being about 10.
They also found that about 30 percent of those that wrote the music were experienced musicians, which is to say they had mastered the art.
The people who didn’t write music from music theory or composition were less likely to score well than those who wrote it from scratch, with about 25 percent scoring a score lower than three out of four.
When the people were asked about their favorite songs that they wrote, the average scores were about the same.
“When I read an article about how artists who write music are able a little bit of creativity, I’m like, ‘Oh, okay, this is going to be really interesting,'” Harknesses said.
“We are not trying to say, `You’re a genius,’ or that’s what I hear.
We’re saying, ‘You’ve done it, and we need to be able to tell if you’re really doing this.'”
It’s a lot to ask of people.
“You’re probably looking at the person that has to write the music and say, I really appreciate this because it took a lot of my time, but I’m trying to find the best way to express this feeling in the song,” said Harkesses.
“And I think what we’re finding is that for many of the people we asked, the best thing to do is to try and recreate that feeling of creativity in the music.
We were surprised to find that people could do that.”
In the future, Harkes and his colleagues are hoping to get more people in the field to try to create their own sounds using Audacity, a popular open-source software program that allows anyone to create an instrument or sound, as well as to try different kinds of sound in a music project.
“People are always going to have to make their own soundtracks,” Harkess said.