Hey everyone! Happy Monday 🙂
For my first audio assignment this week I decided to work on the Create a ds106 radio bumper assignment to help me make my bumper for our radio show!
I went with a very simple bumper this time that tells my name, the name of our show, and our class! I put on my very best Radio Rebel impression for this bumper so I hope you guys enjoy the RM radio persona. My group is working this show from a nostalgia angle (really Disney nostalgia is fueling us) so I used some Disney Channel music that makes my heart happy. Ah to be 8 years old and watching Hannah Montana after school, good times. We’re connecting this sense of nostalgia to our own personal stories, so I figured my bumper should represent me as well as that common theme!
To make my bumper I stole some audio from some stolen Disney Channel audio on YouTube. I actually recorded it into Voice Memos on my iPhone straight from my computer’s speakers. I know there’s probably a better way to get audio but I think it actually worked out pretty decently. I imported that voice memo into Soundtrap and cut it up into three different sections (the audio had a bunch of little Disney Channel tag lines so I took 3 to choose from). I went back to Voice Memos and did a couple of different takes of me talking until I had one that I was somewhat happy with. I imported that recording into Sountrap and then moved the Disney tracks around until they each lined up with my voice the way I wanted. I added fading in and fading out to the tag lines and listened to them a few times until I picked one. I adjusted the fading and volume of the tracks until I was happy with it and then exported it as an mp3 file so I could upload it to Soundcloud! Listening back to it now, Soundtrap put kind of a weird echo on my voice but I think it still sounds pretty good.
That’s all I got! The process was super easy! I hope everyone gets a good start on their shows this week and I’m so excited to see what we all come up with!