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Assignment

The #ds106 radio bumper assignment is required for week 5. Summary: 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.


The Work

Music is something incredibly special to me. When I think of music or the radio, I think of tuning myself out of my environment and almost tuning myself into the audio. Kind of like tuning into a station, but in my head. That’s why for my radio bumper I chose to use static that tunes into me speaking. I used sound effects from FreeSound: static & plugging in and from SoundCloud: Tame Impala/White Stripes/The Pixies mix. I chose this specific mix to talk over because I really love all 3 of the bands, they hold a special place in my heart as I’ve listened and loved all of them at different times in my life (it also helped that it was free for use). I used Audacity to edit the audio and add effects, then uploaded the .mp3 to Soundcloud. I got the hang of Audacity pretty fast and like what I created. Of course it could always be better, but I am thrilled with how it turned out.

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