I had a little free time I decided to address something that easily confuses me. Sometimes my PC makes beeps, boops and whooshes and I have no idea what it’s trying to tell me. One thing in particular that I find easy to miss is the Skype sound indicating someone just sent me a chat message.
I decided to make some less ambiguous sounds and use them. Most of the audio clips I made actually use English words and say things like “Warning Low Battery” with some relatively low volume special effects sounds in the background. I started off just intending to make three for Skype. Of course, in addition to being easily confused I'm easily led down a rabbit hole, so I ended up making almost two dozen in three categories:
- Three for skype (named with the Skype prefix)
- A dozen or so for Windows (named with the Win prefix, and named after the windows sound control panel events – including ones for Visual Studio)
- And a few with no prefix that say Majel Barret things like “Unable to comply”