By: Shane Boss
Hells Daily Specials
This is a fun little audio file I made in Audacity for a class project. It’s a story about a guy who falls into hell and meets the devil. This project gave me the opportunity to play with the voice changing effects and other free sounds I found over at freesound.org.
The voices of the two main characters are mine, though you can’t recognise my voice due to the changes I made. I wanted to create something humorous being the nature of the theme is rather dark. I had the chance to raise and lower my voice as well as add different pitch layers. I made several revisions because I kept thinking of new things to add to make it more immersive and interesting. I wanted to paint a mental picture of the story using sound effects. It was a pretty fun project and I can spend a lot of time diving into creative projects such as this. I have been using Audacity for the past four or five years as a hobby, making and enhancing sounds for video games. Mainly for the NCAA Football video games, creating stadium sound effects, importing my own marching songs, enhanced crowd volume and sounds unique to Autzen Stadium.
Overall I like the results of what I was able to come up with. The story I made is taken from a punchline joke, toppled with the sound effects, I am happy with the results. It demonstrates the abilities Audacity has and the fun things you can do with a free program. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is into creating sounds or mixing songs together.