Lawnmower Maintenance Worker

Recorded with a Zoom H6 and a Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone, the sound is that of a running lawnmower on the Proctor Creek Greenway alongside the faint conversation of other students present. The lawnmower adds to the welcoming culture of the PCG by ensuring visitors that the trail is always well maintained for the comfort and visual pleasure of those walking through.

Ben Koehler
Noelle Pickard
Elizabeth Williamson
Jason Zhou
Lauren Zhou

Sound recording of a leaf blower on the beginning section of the Proctor Creek Greenway, recorded with Sony PCM-M10 recorder and Electro-Voice RE50B omnidirectional dynamic microphone. This blower's nearly overwhelmingly loud rumble acts a deterrence to visitors and negatively affects the Greenway's welcoming culture.

Amelia Keller

Sound recording of my father pushing a lawnmower across the front grass lawn of our house on a warm spring day. The sound of the engine of the lawnmower is the overpowering noise, but the subdued sounds include the occasional crunch of grass, leaves, and/or sticks as the blades grind them into small pieces. At around 23 seconds in, the sound of the lawnmower being turned around on the concrete to be pushed the other way can be heard. Recorded on an iPhone 7 Plus. 

Simone Anderson

This is the sound of a washing machine during the spin cycle. The recording device was sitting directly on the washing machine.

Erik Zimmer

Sound recording of a Georgia-Pacific Cormatic automatic paper towel dispenser (the standard model in bathrooms throughout the East Campus dormitories of Duke University). Recorded in a bathroom of Southgate Residence Hall on a Samsung Galaxy S5.

Sarah Hendrix

Sound recording of a Speed Queen Electric Dryer in Duke University's Randolph Dorm. The clothes dryer is filled with approximately one and a half weeks worth of clothing. It is set to high temperature and a normal spin cycle. Recorded on a Zoom H4n.

Seung Hyun Lee

Sound recording of a person getting a snack out from a vending machine on the first floor of Durham Station. The person pressed on the buttons to select the snack, and the vending machine delivered the snack to the retrieving bin, finally dropping the snack to the bin. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Allen Zhou

Sound recording a water fountain running. Recorded on an iPhone 5.

Allen Zhou

Sound recording of a person turning on a light switch. Recorded on an iPhone 5.

Allen Zhou

Sound recording of a printer. Recorded on an iPhone 5.