Ah, the sounds of music! Or is it just a preteen whining? Read this for cliche two for the day.

Sounds Effects – “This is a short and simple assignment. Most everyone uses freesound for various audio assignments, but sometimes, you cannot find quite what you are looking for. This assignment is to upload your own sound or sound effect to freesound, preferably something which is lacking.”

Tutorial:

  1. The very first thing to do is go on freesound and try to be creative about which sound effect hasn’t been made
  2. Then I went to SoundCloud and click “Upload”
  3. Then you want to “start a new recording”
  4. Click the big red circle that says “REC”
  5. Tell your sister to do a bunch of weird noises and stuff for your recording so she will just moan and groan and whine for your recording
  6. Then you just upload the recording and fill out the following info
  7. Then head over to the aforementioned freesound to upload your new sound there
  8. “Add file”, “upload”, and then “describe sound” in order for it to actually show up
  9. DONE! Your new sound effect is now on SoundCloud and freesound for the world to hear

So I decided to try a creative out-of-the-box kind of audio assignment and decided on the sounds effects. I originally wanted my sister to make some weird noises, animal impressions, sing, whatever she wanted so I could record it and make some story about her interesting noise. Instead this is what I get: whining. Plain old preteen angst-y moaning and groaning. Thanks Loren. This is the story about every cliche angst-y preteen ever shown in a movie.

“She’s sitting in the backseat of a minivan, headphones in and rock music blaring. She goes a little too heavy on the eyeliner to look rebellious, even though it’s just that she hasn’t perfected a technique yet. She’s scowling at something, or maybe everything, outside the window. A band tee and ripped jeans is her style today. Her parents speak to her but she either doesn’t care or can’t hear anything over her music. The older sister rolls her eyes at her younger sister, while secretly acknowledging that they’re extremely similar. So here they all are on a “super fun” road trip. The entire 3 hour car ride the youngest sister doesn’t even open her mouth or remove her gaze from whatever is so fascinating about the millions of trees they pass. Suddenly the iPod she was listening to dies and the first words are spoken from this angst-y preteen that leaves her family shocked: “uuuuuuuuugggghhhh”. That’s it?”

4 thoughts on “Ah, the sounds of music! Or is it just a preteen whining? Read this for cliche two for the day.

  1. Ciera, my gosh that is an awful sound your sister made!! That being said, I played the sound before reading your story (the sound was embedded before the write-up) so it did not make much sense to me what the sound was for. I then read your story (which was well written) and it then it did make sense. I would recommend for future audio projects to have your story and instead of writing out the ugh part, put your sound clip. Example:
    Suddenly the iPod she was listening to dies and the first words are spoken from this angst-y preteen that leaves her family shocked:
    (embed your audio here)
    That’s it?
    I think that would help listeners understand this unique sound! Good luck!

  2. Your story really adds to the sound effect you created. I think you captured the meaning for this week all in this one assignment. You were able to make me follow along this story and create images in my head to go along with the sound you created. Also, such an interesting idea for a sound. I’m sure this category was lacking on free sound effects!

    1. Haha thank you! It was more of an accident that I got the sound to begin with because it wasn’t supposed to go in that direction. But when I heard the whining I figured I should try to be creative and come up with some story for it!

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