Ensuring Your Audio Documentary is not Unbearable

For my previous DIY post, I showed you how to put a shark head on to shark-head-less things (If you haven’t checked it out, you can here: [you’re welcome] https://composingdigital.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/how-to-put-a-shark-head-onto-something-that-is-not-a-shark-a-tutorial/.) For this installment, I will demonstrate how to integrate a bear roar into your audio file.

We’ve all been there: you’re sitting in class, or you’re on a bus, or you’re wrestling a full-sized grizzly bear, and you begin to notice a distinct lack of predatory growling —specially an absence of bear roars (not so much so in the bear-wrestling scenario). Well never fear! I’m here to teach youa trick you can use to correct this with your own (bear) hands!

First step: Evaluation. Does your project really need a bear sound? I mean how practical is it, really?

 Second step: I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the bear roars I’ve already integrated.

 Step three: Get a bear roar recording. This step is my personal favorite. It takes no time at all! Just take a break from your usual sparing matches to politely agitate the bear in such a way that he releases his primal roar. Then, mentally store that roar, wait until you’ve returned to civiization, and replicate it into a recording device. For the hippies and communists, there is a free downloadable soundbite here: http://www.freesound.org/people/mrbubble110/sounds/70333/.

Step four: Take your boring soundbite:bb1

And “import” your bear roar:


Great job, you are one step closer to enlightenment.

Step five: Mix your audio files in such a way that the primitive expression is piqued:


Don’t be alarmed if you have trouble hearing the bulk of your audio (in fact, I would suggest structuring the project in a way that highlights only the bear noise). However, if you must maintain your audio documentary, a bear roar makes for a great intro or outro to the project.

The final result should look something like this:


You’re welcome, America.

VBS out

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