A SOUND EFFECT I NEVER HEARD

♪ Heard you slip right through the door
You whispered just a word
Then you uploaded it from the floor
With a sound effect I’ve never heard ♪

Golden ‘Melody’ Earring

Arggh! I can never find the sound effects that I want! I decided to try out the assignment, Sounds Effects, which “is a short and simple assignment. Most everyone uses freesound for various audio assignments, but sometimes, you cannot find quite what you are looking for. This assignment is to upload your own sound or sound effect to freesound, preferably something which is lacking.”

Well, there are a lot of sounds missing from the freesound library, but I chose to add an indoor noise that might come in handy at a later date. We have an unusual doggy gate at our house, unusual in the sense that it’s a very tall, wooden partition that cuts off the kitchen from the family room/living room areas. We started out with a normal-sized, normal-looking doggy gate, but when we got our Doodle, we soon discovered that she could jump very high! She even managed to jump this high gate that we currently have, although she only did it once and it was more of a “stumble-over-the-gate” action than a “jump-over” action, and she was very motivated to get to the other side. It is a deterrent 99% of the time though.

This gate produces some nice squeaky and wobbly sounds though when you open and close it, so I exaggerated the noise and hit record on my phone. As a bonus, there is an ambient TV noise in the background, which is a noise I hear almost 24/7. The TV is always on in the upstairs loft, much to my discontent (my room is next to the loft).

After I had my sound, I added it to the freesound library. Here is my recording:
Gate Opening and Closing

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