Sound recording of an Edison Standard Phonograph playing an amberol cylinder. Recording includes the needle coming down on the cylinder and the lead in before the recorded music begins. Recorded with a Zoom H4nPro Handy Recorder.
Contact microphone recording of the operation of a four track reel-to-reel tape player. Contact mic was placed near the top of the player.
With the increasing rarity and rate at which a VCR and a VHS is needed for study, one must have the right tools for the job. In such a case, multiple VCR and VHS media can be found and experienced in the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music. TV number 4 in Sibley's listening room provides a short burst of static noise accompanied with a brief display of what is commonly referred to as "snow" (random pixel pattern). In the recording excerpt, the sounds heard are those of the power button being depressed, the sound of static (which sounds kind of like a short and rapid snare drum roll), and silence. I repeatedly turn the television on and off in order to capture the resultant static that serves as the transition sound between silences.
Recording of startup sound produced by a Victor VV-6 78-RPM player. Recorded on a ZOOM H4N Pro audio recorder.
Whenever I'm working at home, I enjoy using my iPod classic (yes, it's true), computer, and/or iPhone SE as playback devices to accompany whatever activity I may be doing at that moment. I noticed that every time I use the 1/8" stereo jack chord that is attached to the external speakers (4 total - 1 bass and 3 smaller speakers) to my playback device, there would be a hum/"record skipping" type noise that would emit from the speakers. This sound is short-lived and occurs very quickly before the 1/8" jack is completely inserted; however, it is a noticeable source of noise.