Creative Sound Design: Final Soundpiece

There were several things I discovered while creating my sound piece and recording things. The first and most problematic is the effect of recording wind or moving with a mic. I thought that the result of this would be small amounts of ambient noise. It was instead, a very loud and somewhat painful distortion of sounds. The second was that there seems to be a good amount of luck involved with recording. While recording some light rain out my window, a police car came tearing through my street. Straight after it went silent, the rain stopped. I decided to make this the opening feature of my soundpiece.

While assembling my sounds, I mainly adjusted the volume of individual sounds within each recording. I was able to amplify the sound of the police car and remove the distorted sounds of the wind.

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I played around with overlapping folley sounds I reordered in the sound suite with the sounds from my chosen space. I really enjoyed the outcome of this and if I had more folley sounds and possibly a more planned idea, I would have been able to create something interesting.

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Introduction to Creative Sound Design

After catching up with the readings and previous powerpoint presentations, I decided to get stuck in with Pro Tools. The software is intriguing and I can’t wait to get stuck in with my sound piece. Before that happens however, I need audio to work with. I decided to go with something simple to start since I’m not overly confident with my abilities when it comes to sound. I chose to create my work space at home. For this, I booked a Zoom recorder over the weekend and recorded a few sounds that are familiar in this space. I will not be including dialog in this piece as I am very interested in using the software and the course to explore music. I have the sound room booked for a second time on Monday so that I can get a few piece of music to play with.