Audio Assignments: Sound Effects Story

“Tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online. The story can be no longer than 90 seconds.”

I made a short story using sounds from Freesounds. My story is about a person entering their home, hearing the clock ring, and someone shooting and killing the main person. You hear the door open and shut, their footsteps, the clock, the gun shot, a regular heart beet, a slow heart beat, and finally a beeping noise symbolizing their death. Sorry for making such a dark story, but I hope you all enjoy!

Audio Assignments: Create A Ds106 Radio Bumper

“Now that we have a #ds106 radio up and running creating a 15 to 30 second bumper for the station. What is a bumper? It is a short recording that identifies the radio station with signature music or an expression that makes sure the listeners know what they are tuned into. So for ds106 it should certainly include “DS106 Radio” and some sort of message about the station with voice over music.”

For this project, I tried using Audacity and had the hardest time trying to figure out how to use it. It took me over┬áthree hours to try to make my recording, figure out sound, and try to overlap my recording with music. I never figured out how to upload it to SoundCloud though. I made numerous recordings of the same thing, then I finally just did a recording through SoundCloud. It uploaded in seconds and didn’t give me any trouble. I wish someone told me about that sooner so I didn’t waist so much time trying to figure out Audacity. I recorded this Radio Bumper with my sister Caraline. We had fun recording it together and we hope you enjoy!