Just the Cheers is a fake album based on the cheering before a live song. The concept is literally that it is just the cheering and nothing else. The sounds itself is a radio ad promoting Just the Cheers and playing samples. It was simply supposed to be something ridiculous I wanted to do and while it was literally at the last minute and very difficult to figure out audacity and edit it all together but it was very fun to do and 100% worth doing.
This was my first recording with the program Audacity, so I recorded my general thoughts about the program. I am familiar with other audio programs such as Digital Performer, Garage Band, and my personal favorite, Protools. I found Audacity to be ok in the basic needs and features of audio recording, but there were some things I did not care for. It was simple to record, just push the record button and it began recording, but I did not like how it would record to a new track each time. Maybe you can change this somehow, but I haven’t found out yet. I will probably mess around with Audacity some more to find out its full potential and all its capabilities. The facts its a free program makes up for its limitations. You can still do basic audio recording and editing, so I would recommend checking it out.
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In this small project I recorded, using Audacity, my narration of one of Aesop’s many fables, titled “The Fox and the Cat”. I also included background music and sound effects to enhance the story, courtesy of Freesound.com. The process of creating the project took some figuring out, but it did not take long to get the basics down. I was always interested in Aesop and the methods he used to teach people, and of how simple yet powerful his fables really were. This particular fable’s mural caught my eye: that better one safe way, then many others that you cannot reckon, meaning it’s better to pick from one safe choice than from many other choices that you are unsure of… at least that’s how I interpreted it. Hopefully my mediocre voice acting in this project does not cause your ears to bleed.
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Wow! I wish the voices sounded better! The awesome microphones on the mac sound like a fork in a garbage disposal.
This is me fooling around with audio for a project in my tech class. I decided to do one based on a rough draft of Time Jumpers, a comic book I’m developing. I would yell louder in the video, but we were in a hallway near the paper thin wall connecting to the library. (Yay college!)
I will be doing storyboards for My animation BossFight at the end of the term, until then I will be giving update about my comic frequently. (I hope)
Until then, I will be fooling around with more audio, and.. um.. other stuff!
I am wont to use my own writing for projects like this. My first choice, a poem called “Marxist Bookstore, Chicago, 1962,” was actually too long. This one is a bit too short.
I wrote “My Crazy, Curly Son” when my #2 son was crazy and curly and two-years-old He is still crazy and curly, but is now 13-years-old and calls his older brother a jack ass hole. I had originally wanted to end this recording with a clip of them fighting. Of course, when I actually wanted them to be fighting, there were generally civil to each other and they gave me nothing to use. Hence the overuse of cloying music.
I first used Audacity for a Multimedia for Education class in 2007. It vexed me then, vexed me when I have used it since, and it vexes me now. I can hear in my mind’s ear what I want; getting there is another adventure.
I wanted to recored a fable because I like the stories of Aesop he was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if he ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. I could spend a great deal of time smoothing out my voice track, matching sound intensity, and creating better continuity in the track. As well as finding using high quality sounds I enjoyed this project even though I dislike my recorded voice. I can see how this kind of work can be compelling sound has such a tremendous effect on people can create such changes in mood.
I had a lot of fun doing this project. My roommate did the Gnat voice for me, which took a long time because we both could not stop laughing. Adding sound was difficult, not because it was hard to do but because finding a sound that could be my Gnat. Sadly I was unable to find one so I settled for some bees buzzing around. If you want to read the fable you can go to http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?2&TheGnatandtheLion. I enjoyed do this project and accomplished everything I set out to do with it. Audacity is a program I will probably be messing with for a long time, because once you learn how to use there are a lot of awesome things you can do.
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.
I have always found folktales and myths to be kinda universal but with their own regional twists. Werewolves have been seen in almost every light now. From terrifying beasts from hell to tween heartthrobs. I always associated with the Faoladh of Irish mythos because that is how I have lived my life for as long as I can remember. I have always been frightening to strangers even when in the midst of an act of kindness. Not to mention the ever present issue of deciding between the primal nature of the wolves and your own humanity. I have always enjoyed Halloween because it is a chance to see different takes on myths and legends and maybe catch a glimpse of a real one. Just one of the many things that I think of when I take my moonlit walks. Happy Halloween to all the indigenius people out there.
Thanks to Reinder88 for the pic and Nox Arcana for the awesome Halloween music.