Category Archives: Audio

Tutorial: Swap Shop

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swap-shop/

Tutorial

– Come up with some crazy idea for an item to sell. The more unrealistic it is, the better.

– Have a good audio recording device. I personally used the one that was built into my laptop.

– If you can, try to get a friend to help you with this assignment by being another character in the recording (they will typically be the person asking you questions about the product).

– Try to make it 30sec-1min in length.

– Remember, the more inventive the item, the more you can get carried away with it! Enjoy!

The Sounds of the Forest

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/sound-scapes-2/

Sounds are from freesound.org:

spoonbender – www.freesound.org/people/spoonbend…r/sounds/244942/

IFartInUrGeneralDirection – www.freesound.org/people/IFartInUr…on/sounds/74646/

cornodrig – www.freesound.org/people/cornodrig/sounds/76676/

This sound was made from various sound that I found on freesound.org. I also used the Audacity software to trim, and adjust the volume of the different sounds in each file. Finding them was not too difficult; it just took the search bar and a rough idea of what I specifically wanted to find.

I rather enjoyed making this one. I had originally intended to add more sounds, but I found these three really made my idea come to life. I got the idea to make a forest sound after sitting back and thinking of places where you hear unique sounds. The forest came up shortly; you really do hear a lot of different noises that all get associated with one thing. Rather than picking everything, I chose some sounds and put them together to create this.

After trimming the sounds, I adjusted the volume to make the river seem further off (it was really noisy at first) and increased the volume of the trees rustling. All in all, I think it came out pretty decently.

I’m still getting use to some of the options and layouts in Audacity, but so far it is proving to be a solid piece of software for sound editing.

Let me know what you think!

:)

1000 Cans of Whoop @$$

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swap-shop/

This was a fun one to create. I used the sound recorder on my computer and a basic headset. However, unlike other recordings, I grabbed my brother to assist me with this one while I was at home. After going over the assignment, he was ready to help.

The idea for the product actually came from Futurama, specifically from the episode where the head of Planet Express was attempting to sell the company on the stock market. With that idea, we just needed to be ridiculous and make it sound entertaining. After I told my brother about the idea, he laughed and we went over some quick things before recording.

I had a lot of fun with this one and really suggest that you all try it out!

Let me know what you think!

:)

Another Day at the Adventurer’s Shack!

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/all-me-in-the-scene/

Alright here is a short audio clip of the adventurer’s shack. Creating this simply required my mic, my computer’s sound recorder, and a quiet area. I also had to pull to different voices to act out a scene (I’m not too good at making different voices so it might not be the best).

I originally wanted to make a scene based off of a shop that sells various goods to travelling adventurers. The idea comes from a compilation of fantasy junk that basically sits in the back of my head. This is actually more or less like a travelling merchant; you might end up seeing more from the adventurer’s shack one day. Anyways, the primary inspiration comes from various video games where there are travelling merchants dealing with all sorts of adventuring groups. And so we have a merchant dealing with a more, interesting, individual.

Anyways, if you listened to it, let me know what you think about it!

:)

The Sound of my voi… err Rain!

 

So… this is rain, from my voice. I have to admit, I did this about 7 times before I got it to where I wanted it. I had my fan on in the background and began to make a somewhat watery sound with my mouth (you know how rain sounds). I did not get a good rainfall pitter-patter, so I tried to go for more of a heavy kind of rainfall.

This one was really weird to be quite honest. Making it was easy, but trying to get everything when combined to sound right was not. I tried tapping fingers, moving the fan closer, shaking a water bottle, and a few other things on my keyboard. I figured I should not cheat since I am at my computer, ant this all seemed to come out decently.

Let me know what you think!

:)

My Life is True

 

This was an interesting one to see posted. I had to stop and think about something interesting in my life that was worth sharing. Of course, being in college, I reflected back to entering college. Fortunately, coming up with the audio was simple since it was just speech. As for the story, it is just under 2 minutes.

Tell me what you think about it; feel free to tell me why your life is real!

:)

A Story in the Rain

Credits to sounds from:
jmbphilmes – www.freesound.org/people/jmbphilmes/sounds/200273/

Yuval – www.freesound.org/people/Yuval/sounds/205817/

vhlam –
www.freesound.org/people/vhlam/sounds/203171/

joedeshon – www.freesound.org/people/joedeshon/sounds/117416/

mungous – www.freesound.org/people/mungous/sounds/62878/

Here was my first attempt at creating a sound story. If you can guess the sounds, give yourself a pat on the back! Creating this was much different than anything I have ever made before. I have not had a proper tutorial on Audacity, but this was attempt #1. Finding sounds was rather fun on free sounds! I began by looking for the most persistent, background noises then built up from there. I am curious to know how to move sound to later parts of the track though. That will probably useful for future events.

Let me know what you think!

:)