Assignment: Create a DS106 Radio Bumper 3.5 Stars
Assignment Description:“Now that we have a #ds106 radio up and running creating a 15 to 30 second bumper for the station. What is a bumper? It is a short recording that identifies the radio station with signature music or an expression that makes sure the listeners know what they are tuned into (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumper_(broadcasting)). So for ds106 it should certainly include “DS106 Radio” and some sort of message about the station with voice over music.”
How it all came together: I did this assignment similarly to ‘Yo Mama Got Bills. I recorded my bumper on SoundCloud, then I proceeded to upload it onto Audacity. I did the same thing as the other assignment where I used a YouTube link to convert the Western music into a mp3. I took that file to Audacity as well. I layered the tracks so that the music started off the bumper, then I started talking, then the bumper ended with music again. I keep learning more with Audacity because for this week, I learned how to fade the track out. This makes the bumper sound nicer so that it doesn’t sound like it was cut off. I also made the music quieter as well so that it did not over power the voice track. When it was all completed, I exported it to SoundCloud so that I could easily embed it. I found this assignment rather easy, but I think its because I am getting used to recording and using audio editors.
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