Week Five

Ocean Beat

In this assignment, I used different water sounds from freesound.org, one was a dripping faucet and the other was ocean waves. I wanted to make a water theme because it is the last day of summer and I was thinking about swimming and going to the beach. At first I didn’t know what I was going to do. I just played around with all the settings making them sections louder and quieter, bringing up the base, and slowing down the speed.

It wasn’t until I started layering the sounds that I actually started to like my beat. I added the dripping sound as the base and edited it to make it sound “sick”. I also added two different layers of the ocean sound to make the beat more dynamic. To layer all the sounds I used the Audacity program.

I found this assignment challenging but still fun. I think the majority of the work was getting comfortable using the software.