For this assignment, I had to create a scary audio clip. I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout: New Vegas recently, a video game which takes place in a post-nuclear apocalyptic Mojave Desert. I wanted to capture the unsettling nature of the wasteland at night, so I mixed in desert sounds with a Geiger Counter and a dissonant droning noise.
- I thought of sounds that reminded me of the desert. I found this wind sound effect, some low guitar chords, and a piano chord all on Freesound.
- Also on Freesound, I found a creepy wailing sound effect and the sound of a Geiger Counter.
- I added these sounds into Audacity and clipped them all to be the same length.
- I turned up the volume on the piano chord but turned down the volume on the wailing.