Sound recording of cicadas above Proctor Creek near the Proctor Creek Greenway, recorded with Sony PCM-M10 recorder and Electro-Voice RE50B omnidirectional dynamic microphone. Voices of students and the bubbling of the creek are faintly audible in the background. The rise and fall of this sound contributes to the welcoming culture of the Greenway, reminding visitors of their natural environment in contrast to the sounds of the nearby city.
A thirty second recording of piano playing on a Monday afternoon in the Brown Residence common room on East Campus, at Duke University. A track with a main focus on a casual amateur piano improvisation, running parallel to the general noise of a busy, shared, closed college environment. Recorded on an iPhone 5s, which was placed on the right side of the piano player throughout the duration of the recording.
Sound recording of Duke volleyball game in Cameron Indoor Stadium. In this recording you can hear the crowd cheer as Duke scores a point. You can also hear the announcer of the game. Recorded with an iPhone 6 Plus from the court-side bleachers. Recorded at 6:40 P.M.
The following is a 20 year old female reciting 's' words to demonstrate a sibilant sound. This recording is used in the exhibit about Tom Waits's captivating voice. Thus, the phrase is from Tom Waits's song "Crossroads". Recorded on Zoom H4N.
This excerpt is a 20 year old female speaking in a modal voice and then using vocal fry, a creaky voice, at the end of her words. The recording was made using a Zoom H4N.
David Bianculli hosts Fresh Air on NPR where he talks about Tom Waits's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The excerpt includes commentary on Tom Waits's voice.
Two men interact while playing video games. Their conversations are prominent, while game noises are faint. There is also background singing from another friend. Recorded on iPhone 5s.