The Yowl

My group’s radio show is centered around a dangerous, monstrous alien wreaking havoc on a spacecraft and evading capture. I thought of an edited dog howl I heard a long time ago that was made to sound creepy and figured I’d have a go at it myself, but with a cat’s meow. I think what I came up with can be used both as a transition sound between the show and a bumper or commercial, but also to build the soundscape of our monster, which I think might be the most fun part of this project.

The original sound was a couple second clip from Freesound.org that I imported into Audacity. I used the paulstretch, high-pass filter, base and treble, and change pitch effects to make the sound longer, deeper, and to take out some of the cat’s annunciation, making it even more creepy.

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