December 26th, 2006

Soundclip of me entering a subway station and waiting a few minutes for a train to arrive. You will notice the change of environment, as I passed the revolving doors from outside to inside the station. Inside, you will hear the "hum" of mercury-vapor lamps, a man hanging up the public phone talking to himself and cursing, rustling of plastic bags, a recorded intercom message (in French) informing users about closed subway stations and available shuttle service, people paying fares (with change), passing the turnstyles (two-tone chime)... then taking their transfer ticket (bang-bang sound), wind whistling through the revolving doors (caused by a negative pressure inside the station, as the trains arrive in opposite directions). Equipment used : Sony Minidisc (MZ NHF-800), binaural mics (http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com/gs/gs-podcast_stereo.html) + preamp (www.visivoxtechnologies.com). Sounds best when the file is downloaded, decompressed to WAV and listened with headphones.


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    DanDesmarais 2 years, 11 months ago

    Awesome! I moved away from Montreal 35 years ago... this brought back memories. Merci!

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    critikul1 5 years, 2 months ago

    this was nice, I like to listen and imagine I am There!

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    erdhörnchen 8 years, 4 months ago

    did you try to denoise it? there is the typical interference sound in the background cause of the missing frequencies...you hear it when people are talking in your sound file (not all the time)

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    pejjokar 8 years, 6 months ago

    thank you

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    cfork 10 years, 8 months ago


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