ds106radio Bumper

I am really not someone to put out work that they hate or aren’t confident in, but I really don’t think audio is for me. I have no idea what I’m doing, every option is like a different language, and I’m just confused and frustrated and posting this because I feel like I’ve tried everything and I’m tired and want to go to bed.

SO here is my ds106radio bumper:

Kudos to Dr. Oblivion for giving me a beautiful script, and then not being aware that I was going to keep his voice in . . . sorry old man, but you are a robot so I get to make the choice!

There is a lot that frustrated me with this. I used two audios: the synth sound and the bell? sound, both of which I downloaded from Freesound. I wanted to get this synthy-vibe, almost like the Stranger Things opening, but not entirely, just similar. I liked the mystery behind the synth audio, and I liked the idea that it was easily repeatable, and would be cool to fade out softly.

I thought the bell was cool to add for drama and emphasis, but I really don’t know what I was doing. I wanted the emphasis to be on the word “time” because I thought it sounded kind of creepy and weird and spooky, but I couldn’t figure out how to edit the actual audio of Dr. Oblivion saying “time” to continue that emphasis. I wanted the word to echo, but I couldn’t get that, or at least make it more emphasized.

I think I need to explore Audacity more, because this was so stressful and now I’m so afraid of the rest of the audio assignments . . . safe to say that I don’t think this is for me, but when I work tomorrow, I’ll give it my best shot.

If anyone has any specific tutorials they found useful for Audacity, I think I’d be your bestest friend if you guided me to them. 🙂

7 thoughts on “ds106radio Bumper

  1. I completely agree with you, as soon as I understood WordPress completely, then bam! Now we have to figure out another thing that makes no sense at all. I ended up signing up for help at the DKC for workpress and now I have appointment for Audacity today. Hopefully you are able to get an appointment becacuse they really do help.

  2. I feel you on this post! This week’s Audio work was defiantly a bit overwhelming, and I completely understand your frustration with it. I have a newfound appreciate for the DKC they are definitely really helpful! It took me a bit to get my WordPress set up and after my appointment with them I better understood how the platform worked.

    1. i love the dkc they have always had my back, definitely considering looking into an appointment to see if they can help me (but it’s hard to want to accept that i might need help on something . . . i want to feel GOOD!!!)

  3. Audacity has online tutorials:
    and Kent State has a basic one:
    Like WordPress, there is a lot of help online. There is a learning curve, yes, but you can do a lot of fun and creative things with it. I think the bumper was great. If you want to put echo on a section, there are directions here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/echo.html

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