Sound Effects Story Tutorial

How to do a Sound Effects Story (You can see my story here):

  1. Go to Make sure you have an account.
    1. Search and listen to all the files that have been uploaded. There are a lot of options, so if you’re struggling to come up with what you want your story to be about, think of a simple tasks and what sounds would narrate it. Or maybe think of a sound or a place that you would like to incorporate and go from there. This can be a time consuming process!
    2. When you find a sound that you like, download it. A good story needs at least 5 different sounds.
  2. Once you have all the sounds you want to use, open up Audacity and import all your sound files.
    1. Organize the sound files in the order that you want them to appear.
    2. Trim the audio if necessary to the specific sounds or time length that you need.
    3. Play through your sound story to make sure it flows nicely and sounds like how you would like it to sound.
    4. Once you are happy with your creation, export the file.
  3. Now that you have exported your file as an MP3, upload it to SoundCloud.
  4. Embed the SoundCloud file in your blog post write-up on the assignment. Share the blog post with all your DS106ers so that they can enjoy your sound effects story too!