Audio Assignments

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!

Reverse It!

Everybody loves musicals, but if you listened to the soundtrack backwards. Would it relay the same story as it previously did or would the story be backwards or completely different than before. Take a soundtrack and put the songs together starting with the last one or in any order of your choosing to create a new story.

Reenact a 911 dispatch Call

For this assignment, find a previous recorded 911 dispatch call and cover that call using audacity or some other audio device.

All the Relaxation

I’m sure you’ve listened to those longs videos of relaxing sounds that can be played for 10+ hours. Now it’s your turn to give it a try! Create something relaxing, with layered sounds, and some spontaneous sounds! It doesn’t have to be 10+ hours long, but something that could be on repeat for that long. Put in all of your favorite relaxation sounds, even if they don’t match! Just have fun with it!

Quote with a New Feeling

Most people have a favorite quote or saying that they know, use that and record yourself speaking it using programs like (audacity, garage band, etc..). After that mash up your audio recording with a sounds, song, or instrumental in the background too better explain the feeling that this quote or saying has on you.