I’m revisiting a piece I did a few months back. It might be the piece I am most proud. I was taking Intro to Music Technology at the time and we occasionally would get assignments that were basically to create whatever we wanted using the tools and skills we were learning about. For this one, we were instructed to use the website freesound.org, a website with a huge collection of creative commons sounds. I hit Random Sample in the side menu about 25 times and downloaded all the sounds I got, which included boats creaking, footsteps in snow, a Chinese street performer, a ping pong game, and a French guy explaining what freesound.org is and how to upload files. I used all of these, sometimes looking for more similar sounds to use for more variety. I then processed these sounds in Logic and another great program called SPEAR and added some music of my own.
http://pathock.bandcamp.com/track/walking-sideways It’s a free download, by the way! (more…)