So after failing to do a lot of the work for last week’s workload, I made up for it on this one. To date, I’ve enjoyed the audio assignments more than any other type. It was cool to watch videos on audio storytelling, then dabble in it myself. The assignments, I did not find difficult at all. Audacity was easy to use to me, it was more so just learning what each effect does to the audio and how to trim the audio tracks. I also liked the Daily Creates we did this week.
I did 3 audio assignments this week and created my own radio bumper for the ds106 radio. The audio assignments I did were “Spooky Sounds”, “All The Relaxation”, and “Played From Another Room”. I gave a brief explanation of what I had to do for each assignment in the captions of each blog post corresponding to them. I also talked about what I did with the Audacity software to complete the assignments. The same goes for the radio bumper assignment. I also uploaded all three to my SoundCloud page. All the audio tracks are embedded in the blog posts so you all should be able to listen to them without having to access my SoundCloud page. I had a lot of fun doing them, especially the radio bumper. My voice is very monotone and it can be hard for me to show excitement or enthusiasm vocally so I think the effects I added to my voice recording in the radio bumper paired well with my natural voice. The microphone I used is an Elgato Wave:3 and it has a filter on it as well to reduce noise. I don’t use it often unless I’m gaming, but it definitely came in handy for this assignment.
I also had some more reflective/paragraph-style blog posts this week. I did a reflection on audio storytelling after watching the Moon Graffiti video, my impressions of the live listening session on the ds106 radio, and my idea for a radio show on ds106 radio.