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    Ridgefield Radio Show

    For the second part of this story, I created a radio show. Because it’s almost finals week, when I was recording this, I didn’t have anyone available to help me out with a different voice, so I recorded all of the different characters myself. To distinguish between the different people, I changed the pitch of the different audio clips. When I first tried to do this, I had recorded all of it straight into Audacity, but that proved very difficult when I wanted to edit specific sections of the clips. So I started over and recorded them on my computer and then imported the audio to Audacity. I was able…

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    James’ Bumper

    I made a funny little bumper in the voice of my character, James. I thought it would be funny to do it in the style of the old Disney Channel bumpers. So I had her doing one of those but then realizing she was actually supposed to say “DS106 radio” instead. I had a little bit of trouble with this one, trying to find that music that they used for it. I ended up having to use a youtube to mp3 converter, so I learned that doing that is even possible! Who knew! Well, probably a lot of you. But it was a new skill for me!

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    DS 106 Radio Commercial

    This is my Ds 106 radio commercial! I made it while cleaning for break. I bet you can’t guess why…messy roommates! I would love if there was someone to clean my room for me! I put the vacuum at the end to help really sell it! This was the radio commercial assignment worth 3 stars.

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    The Myth of Apollo

    Listen before reading This is the story of Apollo. He was born, it was beautiful, he played the lyre, then Zeus came (he did some bad things-hence the thunder!). But, in the end, it was okay again and he played the lyre and lived happily ever after. For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sounds and no words. Did you get that story from the sounds? Probably not, but with the context of Apollo and his life, does that help? Here is a link to the myth of Apollo if you are interested. It was my inspiration for this assignment. I feel like this could be…

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    Make Noise from a Normal Sample

    I made this sample without listening to it first. I just started changing things to make it a more unique sound. In order of what I did: Increased the sound Moved the toggle more to the left ear Generated chirp Changed the rhythm track The tempo from 120 to 169.0 beats per min Decreased swing amount to -0.05 MIDI pitch to 65 This did nothing Changed the bass and treble Played around with the compressor Now it sounds like an ocean Woo This was the original sound And then this is mine: This assignment was the Make Noise from a Normal Sample worth four stars.

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    Silly Repetitions

    Let’s listen to some silly repetitions! For the song mash up assignment, I decided to go a little different. The assignment was to find two songs and mash them up so it sounds like they are having a conversation. I still did that, but the two songs I chose are meant to mock each other. The first song is Paul MacCartneys Silly Love Songs – a classic love song that is just him singing “I Love You” over and over again. The second song I chose is Bo Burnham’s Repeat Stuff. Repeat Stuff is all about how love songs are this big scheme created by marketing executives that follow a…

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    Over Dramatic Reading-James’ Point of View

    I have to read these dumb poems aloud in class. Ugh it’s the worst! We have to read from this book called Chasers of the Light, Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson. He is some dumb romantic. Ugh, hasn’t he figured out that love isn’t real and nothing is permanent yet? No? Yeah, apparently not. Well, I have to read it, but that doesn’t mean that I have to read it how it was written! My teacher said nothing about tone or inflection! Here, take a listen. See if you think it sounds romantic any more. This was the Over Dramatic Reading assignment worth 2 and a…

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    Thanks for tuning in!

    This is the radio bumper that I made! Also, what a fun term, radio bumper! I had no idea that this had a name. Do you like it? I honestly wasn’t sure what to do! As any good millennial (or Generation Z depending on who you ask), I took to the internet! I just Googled some examples to help me think of something. I am honestly not the most creative so it took me a bit! I was not really sure what type of sound that I wanted, so I searched for ‘weird’ sounds, but that turned up more scary/horror type sounds. So then I searched ‘cool’ sounds, and found…

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    Do you know what’s happening?

    Can you guess the story of these sounds? This is someone cooking something and then in the end burning themselves when they take it out. Sounds featured are an egg crack, milk being poured, the bowl being stirred, it going in the pan and into the oven, the timer of the oven, the milk being put away, the timer going off, and then the man cooking burning himself on the pan when he pulls it out. One frustration I had with this little story was that I could not get all of the sounds to be the exact same volume. I feel that it would have been more cohesive if…

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    City Street

    Take a listen! Can you place this sound? It is supposed to be what you can hear out of your bedroom window in a city. Car horns honking, people talking, an ambulance whirring by, and the rustle of people walking down the street. This assignment was a little more difficult than I was expecting because the ambulance kept trying to over power all of the other sounds! It does for a bit, because realistically that does happen, but I wanted to be able to hear the other sounds along with it for the other bit of the clip! Hopefully that worked and you can picture what I tried to make…