If Hell Were a Sound

I was tasked to create a hellish sound full of the worst possible sounds I could think of. At first, I thought this might be difficult. I usually don’t have sounds that I hate. In fact, I love the sound of nails on a chalkboard. But, not all sounds sound great. Hopefully, with the horrible sound that I created, I can prove that to you.

I used audactiy to create this and I got all of my sounds from freemusicarchive.org.

List of sounds:

  1. https://files.freemusicarchive.org/storage-freemusicarchive-org/music/ccCommunity/Soularflair/CUES_for_film_TV_games_etc_DARK/Soularflair_-_60_-_Cue_3_-_Spooky-Tension-Building-Synth_The_Scream_That_Shakes_The_Soul.mp3
  2. https://files.freemusicarchive.org/storage-freemusicarchive-org/music/no_curator/Abishai/Memento_Mori/Abishai_-_15_-_SO_FUCKING_HEAVY_Demo.mp3
  3. https://files.freemusicarchive.org/storage-freemusicarchive-org/music/WFMU/Dinner/Live_on_WFMUs_Imaginary_Radio_with_Chris_M_Sep_24_2015/Dinner_-_09_-_Ouch_My_Toe.mp3

This is what the final product sounds like, haha.

A Collection of my Favorite Sounds

Music bytes that were used:

1. https://freemusicarchive.org/music/8bit_Betty/too_bleep_to_bloop/hc152_04_spooky_loop_by_8bit_betty

2. https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Thee_Open_Sex/Live_on_WFMUs_Airborne_Event_-_April_1_2013/Thee_Open_Sex_-_04_-_Drippin_Down

3. https://files.freemusicarchive.org/storage-freemusicarchive-org/music/Music_for_Video/Komiku/THE_GIRL_WITH_THE_BASEBALL_BAT/Komiku_-_08_-_Final_Fight.mp3

4. https://files.freemusicarchive.org/storage-freemusicarchive-org/music/no_curator/Audiobinger/Audiobinger_-_Singles/Audiobinger_-_Cooling.mp3

5. https://files.freemusicarchive.org/storage-freemusicarchive-org/music/Music_for_Video/Frederic_Lardon_feat_Laura_Palme/Jazz__la_cool_pour_les_vacances_dans_le_dni_de_la_chaleur_de_lt/Frederic_Lardon_feat_Laura_Palme_-_03_-_Dans_la_chambre_dHenri.mp3

  1. I loved the first sound I put on just because it felt so weird. It had a bunch of different things going on while still having a sick beat to it. This is the kind of music I love!
  2. The second one features some heavy rock. When you are sitting in a concert hall, there’s no better feeling than absurdly loud music that vibrates the entire building. I could sit and listen to bands play this kind of music for hours!
  3. The next sound features a violinist playing a nice melody and then moves its way into what feels like a movie. I love how this sound makes you feel. It actually feels like a movie trailer.
  4. This 4th sound starts off with a peaceful piano melody. This then moves into a nice beat. It just sounds so perfect together.
  5. This one gets intense towards the end. It sounds like a wind chime that became self-aware. So cool!

Radio Show: Bumpington

For this post, I’ve decided to make this one of my audio assignments while also using it as a radio show promo assignment for the upcoming radio shows.

What a busy week I’ve had so far… Regardless, I was still able to get around to my radio show bumper for our new radio show — Social Media: An 80s Rewrite.

I’ve noticed that SoundCloud tends to cut off just a tad of the front and back of any sound clip that you upload, so that is worth keeping note of. Either way, this turned out pretty great. If you’ve ever listened to Ted Radio by NPR, my sound bumper sort of turned out to sound pretty similar, which is not a bad thing whatsoever. I hope you enjoy!

I ended up using Audacity to throw the different audio sound files together. I also used Audacity to record my voice, as it makes it very easy to record and edit the different sound bites. I was able to grab the guitar sound you hear in the background right off of freemusicarchive.org. It was the perfect length and gave the radio show bumper the exact feel I was going for.

Hopefully, we can take that informative, happy feeling that was used for this sound bumper, and carry it through our radio show in the near future.

Thanks for reading,

See you in my next post.