DS106 Assignment Bank: Sound Effects Story

In 1983, Soviet nuclear bunkers had a computer error which falsely reported that US nuclear missiles were inbound, and Soviet authorities almost launched nukes at the USA. This story is about the first 30 seconds in the USA if Nuclear war had been accidentally started in 1983.

I created the story through 3 separate audio files, and put them together at increasing intervals until the loud sounds, which fades to many static sound effects. I recently saw a video on this incident, and it’s fascinating that, had it not been for one man who told his subordinates out of instinct not to fire, we would all be dead in the nuclear fire, all from a system error. Paranoid about copyright, as warned in the assignment, I created each sound file used by generating 3 distinct sounds in Audacity, then altering it to suit the need.

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