I hope this is relevant for the sound design forum, and apologize if not. I have to make a found sound remix for a university assignment and am struggling to find good samples for certain elements. I have all the percussive elements I need except for a hi-hat sound and also, I cannot find anything that transposes well enough to make into a melody. Does anyone have any ideas of things I could record to achieve these? I cannot use any vocals or instruments. Thanks, Oli
I think it's ok for your question to be here. Not sure which examples you have looked at in-class, but here is some potential inspiration:
Having said that, perhaps it's just a question of stretching your idea of what melody actually is...
I have quite a lot of experience with 'found' sounds, and as far as melodic sounds go: try a metal kettle or some saucepans (you might want to hit them with something soft, like a mallet, to avoid the loud 'clang') – a lot of them can produce a melodic note which you can then pitch-shift. I don't know if a glass/plastic bottle filled with water counts, but you can use that as a melodic instruments (or a wineglass filled with water which your rub on the rim with a wet finger).