When starting out, I had no direction as to what I wanted my song to sound like. In the beginning, I just found loops I liked and saw which ones fit together. Eventually I decided I wanted to make a 1990’s west coast hip-hop style beat. The mood of the song is slick, warm and a bit dark. To help create a slower energy, I made the tempo of the song at 90BPM. I used a vocal clip to flow from one section to another, which was really fun. To mix my song I played around with the audio effects and found ones that would compliment the mood I was trying to achieve. I also adjusted the volume of tracks to introduce them or to fade them out. I panned my tracks so the guitars and pianos of the piece are easily distinguishable. I did this, because they are the most important aspects of the song. During this project, I learned a lot about audio effects and mixing. I also learned a lot about transitioning songs from one section to another. This project made me much more comfortable with Ableton, and I feel as if I am fully adjusted to it now. I had the most fun playing around with the audio effects and seeing how they could impact the mood of my song.