The Ass and the Load of Salt from Aesop’s Fables

For my audio project, I chose to read ‘The Ass and the Load of Salt’ from Aesop’s Fables. I chose this story because it was kind of funny, and I thought that would make the project more enjoyable. I have to say, that I did not enjoy this assignment. I have never liked audio, because you have to listen to the same sounds over and over again, and it drives me a little crazy.

That being said, what I did first, was find the story that I wanted to read. Then I searched the internet for free sounds that I thought would go along with the story. After finding the sounds, I recorded my voice. I ended up using my phone to record it because it has a much higher quality microphone than my laptop. At first, I tried to record the whole thing at one time, but I kept messing up on words halfway through, so I decided to record the story one sentence at a time, then string them all together in Audacity. Although that made the recording process easier, I think it made working in Audacity a little harder, because I had so many different voice channels.

I did not get this project perfect, but honestly I just couldn’t listen to my voice tell that same story one more time. That being said, here is ‘The Ass and the Load of Salt’, as told by Johnny:


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