Bumps and Bruises

My DS 106 radio bumper! (2 1/2 stars)

For this Post I wanted to try make something that was a little bit creepy. At first I wanted to make something that was more “horror film” than the noir of the 1940s and 50s, but I decided I would try to do something that was more relevant to those times. One thing I do like about this bumper is that it can be interpreted a couple different ways. See if you can figure out why it is called “without a knock.”



In order to do this post, I used sounds both from GarageBand and a few from the free-sounds webpage that we were advised to use. Instead of downloading the sounds, I just re-recorded them onto my computer because it was easier to get them into GarageBand in this way. Also, it wouldn’t take up the space I had in my computer. I did enjoy overlapping some of the sounds for this project– It gives it a more realistic sound than when one effect would just stop and another would begin.


Sounds I used

heavy breathing

door opening


I also used a jazz clip I found on GarageBand.

2 thoughts on “Bumps and Bruises

  1. This definitely had the “creepy” aspect to it, but it was really well done. The breathing in the beginning then the movement cutting into it creating a very scary scene in my head and when the gunshot fire stopped the breathing..wow. That was good! What made it creepy for me was how the voice that stated the radio station had that effect that killers/criminals have used to make themselves more anonymous; it didn’t sound like a regular voice which made it a bit scarier! For me, I think it is titled “Without a knock” because it sounds like there is a person hiding in a room and the killer comes through the door (indicating by the knob moving) and murders them. The killer is unwelcome by the victim and it could possibly represent a home invasion-type crime. This was very well done.

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