Rock This by Jawara Hughes

Rock This from Jawara Hughes on Vimeo.

I was quite pleased with this project for my audio production class that was produced recently by Jawara Hughes. Around mid-term I introduced Propellerheads Reason to the class. This was only the second time that Jawara used Reason to create an original track. He added the vocals and finalized the piece in Pro Tools. Congratulations, on an excellent piece of electro-funk-meets-kinetic-type.

4 thoughts on “Rock This by Jawara Hughes

  1. How was the lock up with the video text elements done? Motion math type plug in for After Effects is what comes to mind from back in the day…

    Nice work!!! Keep it up!

  2. I created this based upon a tutorial from

    First, I had to put each instrument on a separate track because the below method only tracks the change in volume and not the actual instrument sound.

    Then, I used the treble and bass effect in After Effects. While it was on my audio track, I took the audio keyframe data and transfered it to scale,position,opacity and rotation using expressions.

    The most difficult thing was probably editing the expression so the variables would work for the specific attribute. For example if I wanted to apply it to opacity I might have to divide the whole expression by 5 since the numbers might range from 50 to 500 and opacity is a percentage ranging from 1% to 100%.

    Thanks, and Im glad you guys liked it! :)

  3. Wow, that’s a lot of work! Reminds me of syncing up the old Performer, a Yamaha Disklavier, and a SMPTE-striped 4-track tape recorder – back in the old days!

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