That’s not a cat

Make Noise!! The title is pretty self explanatory. Take a recognizable song or sound, and then turn it into a completely unrecognizable sound. For example, take a dog barking and make it sound like tv static. This can be accomplished using any DAW (digital audio workspace, for those unaware) or some online audio editor.

(Audio Assignment Make Noise from a Normal Sample)

“What was that? Was that my cat? It didn’t sound like her… Here kitty…” I quietly shake the bag of treats calling to her. I se a shadow, there she is! But why is she changing, getting…taller? “Is my cat… An alien?”

I wanted to pick a pretty distinct sound that everyone could recognize. I chose a meow because it was already higher in pitch. I thought of what it would be like if the cat transformed and was a disguised alien the whole time. While that’s obviously not going to happen, It was a fun idea to think about.


I took the sample of a cat meowing and brought it into audacity. Then I began to mess with the low-pass filter under the effects tab.

I edited the frequency and dB until I liked the sound. Then I used the whawha effect to get the wobble of the sound.

Then I reduced the bass using the bass and treble feature.

Then I imported in the original sound again and arranged them so they played in order.