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Recording of sound produced by rain boots during heavy rain near the intersection of W Main St and N Duke St a late afternoon. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

The inside water sounded similar to someone gargling moutwash. Of the water recordings analyzed, it is one of the most loud and powerful underwater sounds. Again, as might be expected, no human factors can be distinguished.

The water under the stream also sounded powerful, and the jumps of the recorder in and out of the stream made for an interesting slurping sound.

The main waterfall at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.

The inside water recording is incredibly quiet, sounding like nothing more an a tiny trickle of water. Again, the small layer of water is enough to filter out the human voices, though.

Biddle's fountain was the only one on this page where distinct human influenced noise can be heard. Indistinguishable talking can be heard in the background. Also, the fountain sounds similar to some of the other insider water recordings on the page,…

Soundscape on the Bull City Connector, a local bus in Durham, North Carolina. People are having conversations, and the bus is rattling as it comes to a stop for the intersection. The bell rings as someone requests for a stop. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Sound Recording of cars driving through a large puddle after a day filled with severe thunderstorms. The cars can be heard approaching from the left side. When they reach the beginning of the puddle, there is an audible slosh. Both continue to drive…

Sound recording of cars passing on wet asphalt and the trickling of water during freezing rain in front of The Pinhook on W Main Street (near the intersection with N Magnum St) during mid-morning traffic on a Sunday. Recorded with Zoom H4N recorder.

Sound recording of waiting on line to make a purchase at Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy. As Katy Perry's, "Unconditionally", plays softly in the background, cash registers can be heard constantly beeping as cashiers scan items. The…

Sound recording of a shopper closing a freezer door in the frozen foods section of the supermarket. The hum of the inside of the freezer is heard at the beginning of the piece, and becomes more and more faint as the door closes. The door closes with…

Sound Recording of cars driving through a large puddle after a day filled with severe thunderstorms. The cars can be heard approaching from the left side. When they reach the beginning of the puddle, there is an audible slosh. Both continue to drive…

The small trickle of a stream can be heard and a noise that sounds similar to a whisper or wind. There is also a rumbling noise, perhaps from the bubbling of the waterfall. The knocking, it can be noted, is a result of the incredible shallowness of…

Sound recording of water boiling in an electric kettle. The kettle switches off with a 'click' when the water is finished boiling. Recorded on a Zoom H4N

Audio recording of a freezer containing various types of meat at Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy. The hum of the freezer can be heard quite distinctly, dominating the audio track. All other sounds are masked by this humming. Recorded on…

Sound recording of a person getting off the Bull City Connector, a local bus in Durham, NC. As the bus comes to a stop, the door rattles and makes a ticking sound. The door clicks open, and the bus lets air out to lower itself for the person getting…

The sound of a small car driving by on W. Markham Avenue bordering Duke University around 2:00pm. I stood still and held my recorder, an iPhone 6, at my waist while standing on the sidewalk next to the street as the car drove past me.

Sound recording of cars passing by Brightleaf Square on N. Gregson St. during afternoon traffic in Durham, NC. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Sound recording of a passing adult male saying goodbye to someone on the phone and exiting the Brightleaf Square shopping center. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Una cliente pide una quesadilla del cajero en Cosmic Cantina, una restaurante en Durham, NC (A customer orders a quesadilla from the cashier at Cosmic Cantina in Durham, NC)

Sound recording of running water from a sink in an apartment on Erwin Road. At first, the only sound is the water running, however in the background the noise of emergency vehicle sirens gradually arise and the sounds of the water become the…

Sound recording of "elevator" music inside Brightleaf Square shopping center. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Early February, one cold afternoon, the low buzz of the generator fans, slightly masked by the wind, gets interrupted by the sound of airplane flying over, its decay to be accompanied by chirps of birds in the background.

Sound recording of the various birds in Trinity Park in Durham. The recording was made at 9:30 in the morning on a sunny day in February. Trinity Park is a small suburb park covered with trees offering home to a multitude of birds.
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Sound recording of a man turning pages of a book as he is trying to find the correct page. Captured at Letters Bookshop at 313 W Main St early in the morning when there was only one customer inside. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Sound recording of a man typing away furiously on his laptop in a hotel lobby. A vacuum can be heard in the background. Recorded on a Zoom H4N

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…

Sound recording of walking across a metal bridge of children's playground set. The bridge consists of separate panels connected together to form a loose bridge that swings and creaks as one walks across. Recorded with Zoom H4N.