“Wake Up, Wake Up”

The Work Itself 

This assignment is titled “Make Your Own Ringtone(s)”. The instructions were to “use Audacity, trim, join end-to-end (cut/paste), and/or play side-by-side audio files in order to create your very own ringtone. Ringtones should be a maximum or 40 seconds to conserve phone memory (besides, most cell phones don’t ring longer than 30 seconds or so…the extra 10 seconds is just in case).” Instead of Audacity, I used Garageband. It is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 for difficulty.

The Process, Narrated 

I used a couple of applications to complete this assignment. I used YouTube, Youtube to MP3 Converter, and Garageband. My ringtone consists of two sounds, which I retrieved from two separate clips on Youtube. I converted both clips to MP3 files and then downloaded and dragged them into Garageband. The clips were the SportsCenter theme song, and “Mr. Bean“. In Garageband, I placed the theme song first and trimmed it to about 10 seconds. Afterwards I trimmed “Mr. Bean” to about 10 seconds as well and positioned it right behind the theme song so it would be a smooth transition.

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The Story Behind The Story

These two sounds make a good ringtone, because each sound is loud and annoying. I also love watching SportsCenter, so the theme song is a welcoming and comforting sound. “Mr. Bean” is simply just annoying, there is no way I can listen to that voice for any longer than I need to, hitting the “snooze” button is not worth the extra five minutes of sleep for hearing that voice again. I may set this as my ringtone for when my mom calls, because it will force me to answer the phone.

My Ears Are Bleeding

The Work Itself 

I completed this assignment by using Garageband. I compiled and put together a collection of sounds I hear everyday. This audio assignment is rated 3 stars and is titled “Do You Hear What I Hear?”. The instructions are to “record glimpses of the different sounds you hear throughout the day, whether it be busy street noises, people talking, birds chirping, etc. and compile it into a single audio clip on SoundCloud.”

The Story Behind The Story

Everyday, I hear the same sounds throughout my day. My alarm clock goes off every morning. I then take a shower so I hear the water running. I live right off William St. so I hear cars constantly. Once I arrive on campus, I hear people talking to another, as well people texting including myself. Once I get home, I turn on the television. It seems like I hear and see an old spice commercial every time I watch television.

The Process, Narrated 

I went to YouTube and searched sounds of an alarm clock, shower, cars, people talking, texting, and an Old Spice commercial. I converted each youtube clip to an MP3, which I then downloaded. I dragged each individual download into Garageband. I trimmed each sound and organized the sounds as I hear them throughout my day. Here are some photos of the process.

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Sound Effect Story Audio Assignment

 

My sound effect story is of a convenience store robbery and murder. A man parks his car, opens the door, walks to the cash register, pumps his shotgun, the cash register opens, he then shoots the cash clerk, walks out the door, and drives away. On YouTube I googled each sound and converted it to a MP3 file and then downloaded each sound into iTunes. Here is the link of this assignment on my SoundCloud and twitter

Familiar Sounds Audio Assignment

For my third audio assignment, I chose one that was always created. This assignment called to create sounds that are familiar to us, but may be strange to others. I included crickets chirping, frogs croaking, an airplane, and a ceiling fan. These sounds exists at my house. The crickets and frogs are pretty noisy every night especially in the warmer months. I live in the woods and in front of our house we have a small pond where the crickets and frogs live. I live close to an airport so every few nights I will hear an airplane taking off or landing. Finally, I like to sleep with my ceiling fan running faintly, so that is why I chose the sound of a fan. Here is the link of my assignment to Soundcloud and Twitter.

Radio Bumper Audio Assignment

Here is my radio bumper audio assignment for #ds106. For this project I used Garageband. I recorded my speech of the dialogue using the “vocals” instrument. The voice over music is an instrumental bass which I copied and pasted from YouTube. After my song was done, I converted it to an MP3 file and uploaded it to SoundCloud. I also tweeted this assignment on my twitter. Here it is on my soundcloud. Enjoy!