Sound Effects Story

The required assignment for this week was to make an audio clip that tells a story completely with sounds effects. My inspiration came from when I was a kid going to baseball games with my dad. I always remember driving to stadiums and the closer you walk to the stadium the more the chants come into focus. Until you walk up to your seat and you can perfectly hear the cheers. And when someone on your team gets a hit and the stadium erupts. That was my inspiration for this assignment. So the first step was to get all of the sound effects. I went to freesound.org and downloaded a bunch of sound effects that I thought I might use. Next, I imported all of them  into audacity and dragged them up or down depending on what order I wanted them to come in the story. Next, use the move tool to drag each sound effect to the end of the previous, that way they come one after another. It should look something like this:

Next, highlight all the tracks (ctrl + a), go to the tracks menu and choose mix and render. This will combine all of the individual tracks into one:

It should end up looking something like this:

And that’s it! You’re done. You can go ahead and listen to my sound effect story here:

2 Replies to “Sound Effects Story”

  1. I really like that you based your story off of your experience going to baseball games as a kid. That personal touch makes assignments like this more fun to do.

  2. I like how you were able to incorporate baseball into this post. The sound effects are realistic and really made it seem like I was actually sitting there watching the game.

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