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This is the sound made when rewinding an audio cassette tape on the tape deck of a 3-cd disk changer stereo sound system. One can hear manual starting and stopping of the rewinding process by pushing down the rewind button with an index finger. …

A CD player with 3 trays for 3 CDs allows for one to change discs without manually taking out and reinserting a new CD. The sound heard here is made when the user either presses a button on the remote to switch discs or what happens when one disc…

CD being loaded into car stereo and then ejected before playback begins. Ejection of CD is accompanied by a beeping sound. Recorded with Zoom H4nPro.

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.

A defective CD player attempting to read a CD in a 2001 Honda Accord CD/tape/stereo deck.

Short range (three inches from source) recording of the clockwork mechanism of the player coming up to speed and some beginning cylinder surface noise

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.

A sound recording of a portable LP player without a record loaded and with a dead battery

Dell Inspiron 1764 lap top opening its disc tray, closing it, and reading a compact disc. Recorded with Zoom H4nPro.

Insertion, whirring, and ejection of a disc into a PlayStation 4.

This is the sound of turning on and off a FM radio station that is not tuned in to a legitimate station on a multi-faceted Sony playback system. By using a remote, one can hear the static or lack of clarity in hearing a FM radio station when…

As I drive through the city of Rochester, NY, there are a few streets in which the radio signal from Jazz 90.1 encounters interference from a competing radio frequency. This recording captures the disruption in sound from one station to the other. In…

Short range (three inches from source) recording of the reading mechanism from no vacuum to operating vacuum (though leaky) with piano roll (Second Hand Rose), with tempo variation, returning to no vacuum.

Short range (three inches from source) recording of the reading mechanism from no vacuum to operating vacuum (though leaky) without piano roll, returning to no vacuum.

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…

A Tape to Auxiliary Audio cable adaptor inserted and played in a 2001 Honda Accord Cassette Deck

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…

Recording of startup sound produced by a Victor VV 4-3 78-RPM tabletop record player. Recorded on a ZOOM H4N Pro audio recorder.

Recording of startup sound produced by a Victor VV-6 78-RPM player. Recorded on a ZOOM H4N Pro audio recorder.

Sound recording of a broken speaker system emitting a whistling sound when it is turned on, without music playing. Recorded on an Zoom H4N.