Sounds of the Streets

The point of this assignment was to create a place using only sound effects.  For this process, I went to FreeSounds which is a free-use platform with thousands of user generated sounds.  My goal was to make the listener feel as if they were sitting on a bench by a busy street. I searched for different types of sounds to emulate the feeling of being outside.  I found sound bytes that sounded like cars passing, birds chirping, and even a bike bell.

To create the scene, I uploaded the sounds into Audacity. In order for the sounds to seem more organic, I cut them up and scattered them throughout.

When I was happy with the finished product, I uploaded it to SoundCloud.


The end result turned out to be the sounds of a busy street.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.