This week, I decided to start off with doing the radio bumper so I would have the opportunity to listen to it this week. I work during two of the radio show broadcasts so I am hoping to catch the one on Monday night.
Having no experience with audio editing, I watched a few clips online about how to use Audacity and they were really helpful.
I didn’t want just my voice for the bumper, so I wanted to add some background music to it. I went to the recommended Free Sounds and found this super cool techno 80’s music,
I was able to use the volume and fade in/out tool to edit the music to be loud at first, below my voice in the middle, and loud again at the end.
One of the biggest struggles of this assignment was not only trying to come up with what to say, but editing the parts of the music that I wanted to hear so that it would flow well. I probably spent about 2 hours on it.
Although learning this new software can be difficult, I’ve actually had a good time using it. I really like editing music and seeing what I can do with it. I almost wish I would have discovered this when I was younger so I could get the right software and make a habit of it. Life hasn’t been the same since I stopped playing my instrument, and I think editing like this would be a good alternative. Plus, there’s so many cool things you can do.
Check out my bumper!