Audio Assignments

Sounds Around Me

For this assignment, you are to record the different sounds or noises that you hear throughout your day. This could be sounds you hear in your home, your job, while you’re out for a walk, etc. you should record at least 10 different sounds. Once sounds are recorded, choose an instrumental song to insert your recorded sounds. Try to do it is a way where it flows with the music. Put your own spin on the instrumental song that you choose. Be creative and have fun with this task. Make sure to use some type of audio editing system and upload your piece of work to soundcloud and share it with others.

I got my idea for this assignment from the audio assignment Sound of Your Surroundings

Speech and Story audio Distortion

The idea of this assignment is to take a speech, it can be political or not, and distort the audio making the speech giver say horrible, strange or funny things. A great software to use for this assignment would be Logic Pro which enables you to cut, chop and distort audio. A great example of this can be found on my website in which I took a speech given by President Donald Trump and cut and spliced it to make it seem odd and strange. This assignment should be fun and should create many unique and creative audio pieces. Staying within the boundaries of our theme; legend, myth and folklore, an idea for this assignment would be taking audio recordings of stories that involve these themes and distorting them in the same way as metioned previously.

Make Noise from a Normal Sample

Make Noise!! The title is pretty self explanitory. Take a recognizable song or sound, and then turn it into a completely unrecognizable sound. For example, take a dog barking and make it sound like tv static. This can be accomplished using any DAW (digital audio workspace, for those unaware) or some online audio editor.

Rap Remix

Take a popular rap song and rewrite the lyrics to create something that people living in a post-apocalyptic could realate to.

Played From Another Room

This media assignment has two parts. First, edit a song to sound like it is playing from another room. The audio should sound muffled and the bass should be prominent. Here is an example of this effect and here is a tutorial on how to do this. The second part of this assignment is to write a weirdly specific description of your song. Here is an example of a description.

Ted Talk Pronunciation Practice

You have learned about the importance of pasuing, emphasising key words, linking, and inotnation in presentations. As aprt of your Sepaking Project #3, you will be presenting a TED Talk. This assignment will help you work on your presentation skills so that you can deliver your content professionally just like the TED Talk presenter ion this video. Watch the video below and pay attention to the pauses, how certain words have been emphasized, the linking, and the intonation pattern of the sentences. Then use the script and record the first 2 paragraphs. 


Auditory Illusions

Auditory Illusions is when you hear the lyrics where there are none because there is only piano. Create your own auditory illusion by downloading a song with heavy vocals and convert it to a MIDI file. Then put the MIDI file into MIDI Trails  and adjust some of the settings. Use a screencasting software to record your video and audio. Upload your final product to YouTube. Here is an example.  

Call Me, Beep Me

For this assignment, take something you’ve watched, listened to, or read for DS106 so far and choose a character. Next, become that character and record yourself making a phone call telling the person you’re calling what’s going on with the world. It can be a call to 911, a message to a loved one, etc. When you’re done making your recording, add other audio bits to raise the stakes and tell more of your story.

Link the audio recording in your blog post, and reflect on the assignment. How did what you recorded relate to the character you chose? Why did you choose them?

Frequency 2156, Can You Hear Me?

Visit Frequency 2156 and spend sometime exploring the broadcasts. Then record your own dispatch and upload it. Grab the URL of your own recording when it’s uploaded and share it on your blog. Make sure your recording tells a a story! Use sound effects, music, other voices to develop your story.

Funny Singing Voice Over

Create your own short comedic singing voice over for a song of your choice! then place the audio over the top of the video and let the magic do it’s work!