For this assignment I had to make a audio collage of my favourite sounds. It didn’t occur to me until after I created them how each of them can signify me as a person. In order to create this piece, I first had to obtain my audio, this was achieved by using the ‘Voice Memo‘ function on my iPhone. once they had been captured I then had to email them to myself, import them onto my computer and final onto Audition, an Adobe application used for editing audio.
Once these were imported I then had to narrow down the 16 sounds I had recorded into just 5, this was a challenge as I had a range of noise from the sound of a car starting, the sound of a kettle boiling or the sound of a shower running, all of these were later cut as I felt they didn’t represent me as a person. The Sound chosen are what I’d like to think of as indicator for me as a person as I shall now explain.
PS4 Lobby music: I am an extremely sociable person and I feel this reflects that as I love coming home from a day at work or out with friends and family to play a few games online with my friends chatting and having a laugh for a few hours. This sound always reminds me of some of the times I have had with my friends online and so brings back some good memories.
D double E catchphrase: one of my favourite genres of music is Grime, a form of UK urban music. One of the legends, or G.O.A.Ts, of the industry is D double E am musician that originally made Bashment music but later evolved into releasing Grime. His catchphrase has been played on a number of tracks both featuring and inspired by him. It is one of the most recognisable sound in Grime music and because of my love for the Genre it has become one of my favourite sounds to hear and use
Door Knocking: This one is a simple one to explain, as I stated earlier I am extremely sociable and love meeting up with friends and family and it is for that reason I love it when people knock on my door to come round or for us to go out.
Safe being opened: This one isn’t really about me as a person I just found the sounds really interesting especially the sound of the bolt dropping once the correct code has been entered.
Deodorant spray: This one is a personal one. All through my life I have been told smell is one of the most important things and because of this being drilled into me I have begun to really enjoy the sound of deodorant being sprayed. I know it’s a bit weird, but I like it.
This assignment was interesting as it made me really think about noises I enjoy hearing. It was an easy task from a technical point of view although I found it quite challenging understanding why I liked these sounds and putting that down on paper.