These soundscape are designed to help dogs get acclimated to certain noisy environments and distracting sounds. These soundscapes feature local recordings from Melbourne, Australia.
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Sounds of rubbish/recycling trucks pulling up, idling, driving away. Lots of potentially threatening rumbles and sudden loud noises from machines and rubbish being tossed in bins. The bin and birds recordings are from Melbourne, but the trucks are a mix of different vehicles, but it should be in the right ballpark. (8 minutes)
Mostly exteriors. Some interiors. Includes passbys, getting on/off, door sounds, arriving/departing, some announcements and passenger chatter. Features a number of tram models, but this was recorded at a time when the E-Class trams were less prolific than they are today. (16 minutes)
CITY TRAFFIC 1
This is a more wide ranging audio tour of Melbourne. Features multiple locations in including Exhibtion Street, Southern Cross and outside Flinders. Lots of car ambience, chatter in various languages, car horns of different models and a couple of emergency service sirens. (12 minutes)
CITY TRAFFIC 2
Features general city bustle with several motorcycle and tram passbys. This recording is a composite of recording from Chinatown and Luna Park. It was recorded during the March lockdown so there’s minimal crowd chatter. (26minutes)
Whoever lives next door is busy today. Starts with mowing the lawn, moves onto saw noises and finally…are they cutting tiles now?!? (7 minutes)
Lots of various machines and tools throughout; lots of sustained and percussive noises. (8 minutes)
First couple minutes are quiet and just train rumbles. Second half has lot of commuter chatter. (4 minutes)
TRAIN STATION: SMALL
Waiting at train station. Sounds of boom gates and commuter safety gates, train passbys, train horns and so on. Think of a station like Burnley. (2 minutes)
TRAIN STATION: LARGE
We start in the concourse of Flinders St Station and all the associated sounds, before going down the escalators and sitting and listening to trains arrive and depart. Lots of city hum, crowd chatter, train noises and announcements. (14 minutes)
The cries of an enthusiastic crowd. Recorded at the MCG at an AFL game. (6 minutes)
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