For my story I decided to take a well fairy tale and try to tell it with just sound effects. The sound effects were all downloaded from freesound.org, so some of the effects are not exactly as I envisioned. The sounds of the pigs running away from the collapsed houses is actually the sound of a running bird and the straw house collapsing is paper debris.
I used Audacity to create the story and did so by using a very few of the program’s capabilities (primarily importing, moving, copying and pasting and trimming tracks). I was able to copy tracks and paste them, but I wanted to find a way to copy several tracks at once.
As I didn’t read the instructions before creating my story it is twice as long as it should be. Feel free to stop where you want as you probably know the ending.
A radio bumper, a short advertisement for the radio station itself, sounds like an ideal first radio assignment. I downloaded a Creative Commons instrumental track from ccmixter to use as the background, then I downloaded and installed Audacity. With the help of some googling I was able to record my voice and pull in the instrumental track. A little more googling was needed to find out how to cut pieces out of tracks and re-align them. I exported the result as a WAV file, only to then see that an MP3 file was required. When I tried to export as an mp3 file I got a message about a missing LAME file. So I found where to download the LAME files and downloaded them from a site in .ar (Argentina??), virus scanning at every step of the way. This worked and eventually I created the mp3 file and uploaded it to SoundCloud.