Imitating Weather

So this may or may not be a little bit of a stretch, but when doing this assignment I definitely wanted it to fit with a spy-themed show. Spy novels in general, but especially the older noir ones, really remind me of rainy and stormy weather. It’s foreboding, and I always imagine figures in trench coats and fedoras meeting in the rain to exchange secrets. This one took a while to create. First, I wanted to make it sound like rain (which I was semi-successful in doing), so I recorded the sound of my fishtanks filter. It has a hum in the background, but I wasn’t able to edit it out. Before that I attempted a few different ways at recording a rain-type sound, like poking holes in a soda can to imitate a watering can, or to record rice falling on the floor, but it didn’t sound quite right. The next step was to record a windy storm sound. If I had an aluminum sheet, I would add thunder, but I didn’t have access to one. So instead I went with the sound of a bag being crumpled. I heavily edited it in Audacity (changed the pitch very low, added a lot of bass, added a lot of reverb and echo), and it actually ended up sounding pretty close to what I intended. The overall product is nowhere near as good as I wanted it to be, but I put in a lot of effort into it, and I’m fairly happy with the result.



One thought on “Imitating Weather

  1. I can tell you put a lot of effort into this and I like your finish product it does sound like rain and that would seem hard to do.

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