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Creating a multimedia piece with music, natural sounds and images

February 3, 2010

Snow at the Beach

Lewes, Delaware after a snowfall

Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware photo by Lisa Helfert

I woke up one morning in Lewes Delaware to a beautiful snow fall at the beach.   I saw this as a chance create a multimedia piece of this usually beautiful moment and as a way to expand my audio knowledge base.  Collecting natural sounds in a very uncontrolled environment, like the beach, presented some challenges;  the wind, birds that do not like you to get close, cold hands, moving water and people talking to you about your audio equipment.  Patience was the key, most of the sounds would repeat themselves.  I could replay about the recording and make certain the recording was clear.   Ultimately, I got some interesting sounds to mix with some music.

I then created a music track in garage band on the mac.   I exported the song as a mpeg and imported the mpeg into Audacity.   In Audacity I mixed the natural sounds with the music to mix.

To see the multimedia piece:

winter morning at the beach

to see my website :

www.lisahelfert.com

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2010 2:57 pm

    The pictures are great but I’m really blown away that you created the music for this — I’m almost sure it’s off one of my wife’s yoga CDs, pretty amazing that you could do this.

  2. February 13, 2010 7:04 pm

    Lisa,

    Enjoyed the slide show. Loved the music too! Very groovy.

    Is that a new regular website for you? How are you liking “livebooks”? Has a very nice over all look… and great images!

    Cheers.

    MK

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