Tag: AudioAssignments

Saiph’s 24 Hour Day

Saiph’s 24 Hour Day

Saiph’s 24 hour trip to America. http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/a-day-in-the-life-of-your-character/ I started this 3 1/2 Star assignment first at http://freesounds.org and searched for sounds that would tell my story without vocals. I downloaded the files and then imported them into Audacity. After a bit of editing I was […]

Hello Bahrain

Hello Bahrain

A little coordination goes a long way especially when confirming overseas flights. http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/have-a-phone-conversation-with-yourself/ For this 4 1/2 assignment I wrote a short script with me talking to the gentleman in Bahrain who was taking care of Saiph and was shipping him to the United States […]

Talking to Myself – Having a Phone Conversation with Myself

Talking to Myself – Having a Phone Conversation with Myself

This 4 1/2 star assignment was actually relatively straight forward and fun. The most difficult part was writing out a quick script and then recording it using Audacity. I decided that there was no point in doing two separate tracks since the natural flow of my script more than adequately provided ebb and flow to the conversation.

Once I recorded the conversation I saved the the project and then exported it int an MP3 file. Following that I converted it into a Sound Cloud file and embedded the URL below.

Great fun!

Welcome to McDonald’s – May I take your Order

Welcome to McDonald’s – May I take your Order

This 1 1/2 star assignment was fun as well as eye opening. My two resources were the online McDonald’s menu and Audacity. After going to the McDonald’s website and picking out three items I would never order, I decided to change the order around. My […]

Do You Hear What I Hear – A Day in My Life

Do You Hear What I Hear – A Day in My Life

To make this sound bite I use my iPhone’s voice memo application. I played the various recordings into the microphone I have attached my computer and then manipulated each of the recordings using my new best friend, Audacity. This recording starts with my daily 6 […]

Sound Effects Story: Trip to the Grocery

Sound Effects Story: Trip to the Grocery

This 3 1/2 star sign assignment provided me with the opportunity to take an imaginary round trip excursion to the grocery store in my Land Rover. In preparation for my excursion I spent a few hours getting familiar with Audacity. One of the hints given in the DS106 handbook was a reference to YouTube video/tutorials. After trying unsuccessfully to decipher the online audacity manual I decided to give it a try…a smart move that saved me hours of frustration.

I also availed myself of the sound effects available at FreeSound.org. By planning out my story I was able to find five soundtracks for my project. By using the various techniques taught in the YouTube video I was able to select, cut, duplicate, move, and manipulate all the soundtracks to create my 90 second trip from home, to the local grocery store, and back.

What you hear in the sound cloud below is me getting into the car, buckling my seat belt, starting the car up, and driving to the store. At the store I collect a shopping basket and  after shopping going through the checkout line. I then get back into the car and then drive home.

Let me know how you like it.