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Help Make Me Famous!

This assignment worth 2 stars was one of the most fun assignments I’ve done so far. I first had to find a Craigslist ad that would be the basis of my audio recording. Browsing through the different ads posted on Craigslist was a very interesting process.  The ad I chose was about gaining success on YouTube.


The Process

I started by recording myself reading the text of the Craigslist advertisement.


Next, I went to Google to find jazzy music to add to it, since that’s what the assignment required.


Once I found the one I wanted to use, I saved it to my computer and imported it into Audacity. This is the jazz track I decided to use and to save it to my computer I used a YouTube-MP3 converter, found here.


Adding in the second audio file created another layer so I muted the first one so I could edit the background track by itself. I changed the Gain to -36dB, which made it softer so that the voice recording audio could still be heard over it.


I played around with some of the effects for the background track and decided to have the beginning of it fade in. After that I used the time shift tool to move to audio recording so that it was at the end of the faded out portion of jazz. The final step was to cut out the rest of the jazz music since it would have made the rest of the track just music with no talking.


After that I just had to upload to Soundcloud and it was done.








Guess The Backwards Track


1: TV Show theme song

2: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Ross

3: Central Perk


For this audio assignment, worth 3 stars, we had to reverse the music for an audio file. I started by finding the audio clip on YouTube and downloading it. I then uploaded the clip onto Audicity so I could do the editing. friends1

The next step was to select the entire audio file to have the affect applied to it.


After selecting it all, I went into the effects menu and clicked the reverse option.


After that, the process was done. The audio was reversed and the file was exported to be uploaded onto Soundcloud.

Ds106 Radio Bumper

For the first audio assignment I created my own ds106 radio bumper.

The process was fairly simple. I downloaded Audacity onto my computer and through that I made my sound clip. I first recorded what I wanted to say for this short assignment then I went back through and edited out the long chunks of silence and muted the loud background noises. This was easy to do and it didn’t take a lot of time to do it!